Sanctions are assessed in response to the specific conduct, the student discipline history of the respondent and in keeping with the policies and procedures described in the handbookso that the student's educational growth and personal development may take place.

The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Code (more than one of the sanctions listed below may be imposed for any single violation):

a. Warning: A notice in writing to the student or student organization that the   student is violating or has violated the Code or other College policy.

b. Loss of Privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time. Examples include, but are not limited to, guests, computer use, housing selection, dining, participation in athletics, student government, co-curricular activities, on- campus student employment, recreational and/or social activities.

c. Stay Away Directive: A stay away directive, specific to a person and/or location, prohibits a student from having direct or indirect communication or contact with a specified person; including, but not limited to in person communication, electronic communication, mail, and/or third party communication.

d. Loss of Recognition: The College may de-recognize student organizations for a specific time period or permanently. In the case of the former, the time period and conditions for reapplying for recognition and resumption of the associated privileges will be outlined.

e. Fines: As appropriate to the violation, a fine may be imposed.

f. Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

g. Parental Notification: Parents/guardians of a student who is under the age of 21 and found responsible for an alcohol or other drug violation may be notified by the Dean of Students, or designee, in the form of a letter under certain circumstances. Please refer to the Parental Notification Policy for further explanation.

h. Programs/Projects/Activities: Programs/Projects/Activities that help the student understand the inappropriateness of the conduct and designed to help the student become more aware of the Code and other College policies. Examples include, but are not limited to, reflection papers or assignments, online programs, letters of apology, service to the College or an off- campus resource, or other related educational assignments.

i. Health/Counseling Assessment: Referral to the Health and/or Counseling Center and completion of assessment and any recommended treatments.

j. Restricted Access: Conditions imposed on a student that specifically dictate and limit his/her future presence on the campus and/or participation in College sponsored activities. The restrictions will be clearly defined and may include, but are not limited to, presence in certain buildings or locations on the campus or a no contact order forbidding the student from contact with another member of the community.

k. Residence Hall Relocation: A student may be relocated to another College residence hall or room.

l. Residence Hall Suspension: The removal of the student from College housing (without refund) for a defined period of time after which the student is eligible to apply for readmission to College housing. During the period of Residence Hall Suspension, the student shall not enter any College residence hall except to conduct College related business with an office located within a residence hall.

m. Stayed Residence Hall Suspension: When the nature of the violation is serious enough that Residence Hall Suspension is warranted but there may be factors and/or conditions that support allowing the student to remain in College housing, without endangering the health or safety of the student or other student(s), the sanction of Residence Hall Suspension may be placed in stayed status for a defined period of time. If the student is found in violation of the Code or other College policy during the time of stayed status, removal from College housing (without refund) takes effect immediately without further review. The student is also subject to additional sanctions appropriate to the new violation.

n. Residence Hall Expulsion: The student is permanently removed from College housing (without refund) and may not enter any College residence hall except to conduct College related business with an office located within a residence hall.

o. Probation: A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.

p. College Suspension: Separation of the student from the College (without refund) for a defined period of time, after which the student is eligible to apply for readmission. Readmission is not guaranteed. During the suspension period, the student is not permitted on campus and shall not participate in any off- campus College sponsored /affiliated activity.

q. Stayed College Suspension: When the nature of the violation is serious enough that College Suspension is warranted but there may be factors and/or conditions that support allowing the student to remain in the College, without endangering the health or safety or the student or other student(s), the sanction of College Suspension may be placed in stayed status for a defined period of time. If the student is found in violation of the Code or other College policy during the time of stayed status, removal from the College (without refund) takes effect immediately without further review. The student is also subject to additional sanctions appropriate to the new violation. A stayed College suspension is not available when a mandatory minimum sanction is required under College policies (see e.g., the Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Policy.).

r. College Expulsion: Permanent separation (without refund) of the student from the College prior to the actual physical receipt of the College diploma. A student who is expelled will not be eligible to receive an academic degree from the College at any time. The student is not permitted on the campus and shall not participate in any off-campus College sponsored/affiliated activity. The College may rescind a College degree following the awarding of a College diploma, or may withhold the awarding of a degree pending the outcome of the student discipline process for a violation of the Code or other College policy, that does, or would have the potential to, result in the sanction of Expulsion. The sanction of Expulsion is noted on the student’s academic transcript. Expulsion is not considered to be punitive or a deterrent in the criminal or civil sense, but rather a determination by the College that the student has demonstrated by his/her conduct that he/she is unqualified to continue as a member of the College community.

s. Withholding Degree: The College may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in this Code, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.

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