Sanctions

The following disciplinary actions may be imposed by the Dean of student services.

  1. Reprimand: The student receives a written communication, which gives official notice that any subsequent offense against the Student Code of Conduct carries heavier penalties because of this prior infraction.  A record of this communication will be maintained.
  2. General Probation. An individual may be placed on general probation when involved in a substantive disciplinary offense. General probation has two (2) important implications: 1) the individual is given a chance to show capability and willingness to observe the code of student conduct without further penalty; and 2) if the student errs again, additional sanctions will be imposed for this violation. This probation will be in effect for no more than two (2) semesters.
  3. Restrictive Probation. Restrictive probation results in loss of good standing, and notation of such is made in the student’s conduct record. Restrictive conditions may limit activity in the college community and/or access to specified college facilities. The student will not be eligible for initiation into any local or national organization and may not receive any college award or other honorary recognition. The student may not occupy a position of leadership or responsibility with any college or student organization, publication, or activity. This probation will be in effect for not less than two (2) semesters. Any violation of restrictive probation may result in immediate suspension.
  4. Suspension. Exclusion from a class, program of the college, or all college activities for a specified period of time. This sanction is reserved for those offenses warranting discipline more severe than probation, or for repeated misconduct. Students who receive this sanction must get specific written permission from the conduct officer before returning.
  5. Expulsion. Dismissing a student from campus for an indefinite period. The student loses his/her student status.  The student may be readmitted to the college only with the approval of the president.
  6. Education Assignments. Educational sanctions may include work assignments, essays, community service, participation in college-sponsored programs or activities, alcohol and/or drug education and counseling with a certified counselor, and other related educational assignments.
  7. Restitution. Paying for damaging, misusing, destroying, or losing property belonging to the college, college personnel, students and visitors. 37
  8. Delayed Registration. A student may be required to meet with the conduct officer before registering for classes if the student has not complied with a sanction or contacted the conduct officer as required.
  9. Loss of Academic Credit or Grade.  This sanction may be imposed as a result of academic dishonesty or other violation of the Student Code of Conduct which may have impacted the student’s academic credit or grade.
  10. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree. Admission to or a degree awarded from the college may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of college standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violation committed by a student prior to graduation.
  11. Agreed-Upon Behavior Contract. In situations where a student and the conduct officer can agree on the consequences that should result from the student’s code of student conduct violation, the agreed-upon consequences can be set out in a document titled “Behavior Contract.”
  12. Withholding. Transcript, diploma, or right to register will be withheld (denied) when financial obligations are not met.
  13. Group Probation. This is given to a college club or other organized group for a specified period of time. If group violations are repeated during the probationary period, the group’s charter may be revoked, or activities restricted.
  14. Group Restriction. Removing college recognition during the semester in which the offense occurred or for a longer period, usually not more than one additional semester. While under restriction, the group may not seek or add members, hold or sponsor events in the college community, or engage in other activities as specified.
  15. Group Charter Revocation. Removal of college recognition from a group, club, society, or other organization for a minimum of two years. Re-charter after that time must be approved by the dean of student services.
  16. No Contact. There is to be no communication with the party or parties by any means, including but not limited to electronic or digital, in person, or through a third party (other than an attorney).

Other than college probation, suspension, expulsion, or the revoking or withholding of a degree, disciplinary sanctions will not be made part of the student’s permanent academic record but will become part of the student’s disciplinary record maintained by the conduct officer