Penalties for College Code of Conduct Violations


Sanctions and Penalties

The following are some of the sanctions and penalties that may be enforced by your school upon being found responsible for violating your school’s code of conduct.

Formal Warning

A written notice to a student that the behavior is counter to the expectations in the student code of conduct. Usually issued for low level infractions.

Disciplinary Probation

Usually imposed for more serious violations or a pattern of violations of the student code of conduct. Disciplinary Probation is for a designated period of time. Any violation of the Student Code of Conduct while the student is on disciplinary probation may result in additional sanctions including, but are not limited to, suspension or expulsion.

Housing Probation

Housing Probation is for a designated period of time. Any violation of the Student Code of Conduct while on housing probation – no matter how minor – may result in additional sanctions. These sanctions may include (but are not limited to) temporary or permanent separation of the student from University-managed living properties, suspension, or expulsion.

Removal for Campus Residence

Students who have violated the community standards set in the student code of conduct, or because of a series of breaches of the community standards in the Residence Halls may be asked to leave campus residence either permanently or for a period of time. Students who are temporarily restricted will be allowed to return after a designated period of time. There may be conditions the student must satisfy before he is allowed to return.


A student who is suspended from school is unable to register for and attend classes or to be present on school property for a prescribed period of time Separation of the student from the school will be for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for return may be specified by the school.

Dismissal or Expulsion

Permanent separation of the student from the School. Dismissal from the School means that the student is not allowed to attend class, participate in any School programs or events, or be on School property. The individual shall not thereafter visit on the School grounds. An expulsion becomes part of a student’s permanent record and is reported to all outside agencies and any other universities or colleges the student might apply to.

Other Possible Sanctions

Service or Educational Assignment

The requirement that a student performs some service or engages in some activity having some relationship to the conduct violation that would benefit both the student and the community such as; Alcohol Education Programs, Drug Education Programs, Community Service or bystander Intervention Programs.

Written Assignment

The requirement that a student reflects upon his or behavior through a written assignment, that may include a reflection regarding how behavior relates to their school’s core mission or research that helps the student understand why a policy or restriction has been adopted by the school.

Loss of Privileges

Denial of specific privileges for a designated period of time.


If University property is damaged, an assessment of the damage is made by the the University and the responsible student(s) may be billed as appropriate.

Parental Notification

In accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations, the school may, in the exercise of his or her discretion, notify the parent(s) of any student found to have violated the provisions of the school’s code of conduct.

Possible School Directives when a Conduct Referral is Pending

Temporary Suspension

The school may take action immediately to suspend a student and remove the student from campus when it is believed  that the continued presence of such student would constitute a danger to the safety of persons or property.

Temporary Removal from Residence

When the school believes that the behavior of a resident student significantly detracts from the educational environment of the residence hall or constitutes a danger to the safety of other persons or property in the residence hall, the school may temporarily remove the student from campus housing and restrict the student from the buildings and grounds of the residential complexes.

Administrative  Directives

No Contact Order

A written directive prohibiting contact with a protected individual, either directly or through a third party. If the accused or respondent and a protected person observe each other in a public place, it is the responsibility of the accused or respondent to leave the area immediately and without directly contacting the protected person.

Cease & Desist

A written directive to both parties prohibiting contact with each other, either directly or through a third party.

Residence Hall or Campus Restriction

A student may be restricted from appearing in any or all of the residences, buildings or grounds on campus if it is reasonably believed that the student poses a threat to the health or safety of the campus community. Other restrictions may be imposed such as denial of access to specified campus services or programs. A student may also be barred fro m the entire campus if the Vice President reasonably believes the student poses a threat to the health, safety or well being of the University community.

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