SANCTIONS FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
When a student is found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct, they may be assigned a sanction. Sanctions are dependent on which policy or policies were violated, to what degree they were violated, and the student’s prior conduct history. Sanctions may also be tailored to fit the needs of a specific student or group of students. Students will be allotted a specific amount of time to complete sanctions. If a student has a viable excuse as to why they could not finish their sanction in time, an extension may be issued. Failure to complete sanctions may lead to more disciplinary actions. Examples of possible sanctions include:
Individual Disciplinary Sanctions
Formal written warning – A university warning is assigned as official notice to a student that their behavior was inappropriate and in violation with the Student Code of Conduct. Warnings should only be issued for minor violations.
Referral to university office – University Office Referrals are sanctioned to students whose actions are in direct relation to dissonance they may be experiencing with a specific area related to the university.
Educational Sanctioning – Educational sanctions include but is not limited to an event, workshop, special project, or community service hours. The purpose of this sanction is to provide the student with an experience in which they can reflect on their actions, identity the harm or potential harm caused to themselves and/or community, and explore how they could identify alternative behaviors, in line with the Student Code of Conduct, in the future.
Financial Restitution – Financial Restitution is monetary compensation required of students who have taken, misused, damaged, or destroyed University, public or private property or services. Amounts charged to students may include cost of repair, replace, recover, clean or otherwise account for the property or services affected.
Loss of privileges – Student who engage in misconduct may temporarily or permanently lose privileges they once were afforded as a student at Roosevelt University. Examples include guest privileges, network access, email access, facility access, etc.
Housing Reassignment – There are situations that call for an immediate housing reassignment and/or due to misconduct in a particular space a student will be relocated to promote an environment in which the student is able to succeed.
Probation of housing contract – Probation of housing contract requires that a student’s conduct be reviewed and evaluated for a designated period of time. If during this period, the student is found to be in violation of any University policy, additional, more severe actions may be applied, including but not limited to cancellation of their housing contract.
Termination of housing contract – Termination of housing contract requires a student to move out of the residence hall permanently. Once their move is complete they are unable to return to the residence hall to enter or reside.
University Disciplinary Probation – University Disciplinary Probation is a time assigned to allow students to reflect on their actions and demonstrate, in future behavior, an understanding and ability to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. A student on disciplinary probation is not in good standing with the University.
Suspension from the University, a program or activity for a specific period of time – Suspension is a duration of time in which a student will be separated from the University and unable to enroll and register for class until a minimum of a full semester has passed. During this time students no longer possess the privileges of an enrolled student and should not be found on University property or in attendance at University events. Re-enrollment parameters may be set by the hearing officer and clearly outlined and stated in the sanction description.
Expulsion from the University, a program or activity on a permanent basis – Expulsion is the most serious action and means there is permanent dismissal from the University. Expulsion includes all rights and privileges afforded as a student as well as degree(s) conferred by the institution. Any student expelled from the university may not be on campus premises unless pre-approved and in writing by the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
Group Disciplinary Sanctions
Group Deactivation – Termination of the organization’s recognition by the University. This action is total separation of the group from the University. This includes total restriction on the organization and its members’ or supporters’ conducting any activity on the campus(es) of the University or at off-campus University associated events that in any way promote the goals, purposes, identity, programs, membership or activities of the organization.
Group Suspension – Group suspension means total separation from the University as an organization for a specified period of time. This includes total restriction on the organization and its members or supporters conducting any activity on the campus of the University or at off campus events, affiliated with the University, that promote the goals, purposes, identity, programs, membership or activities of the organization.
Group Probation – A status imposed on a student group or organization for a specific period of time to allow the group to reflect on its choices and behavior and to demonstrate the ability to abide by University policies and procedures. Any policy violations committed during this time may result in additional or more serious sanction, including deactivation or group suspension.
Group Formal Warning – Formal notice and censure that a student’s group or organization violated a University policy, that such actions are not acceptable in our community, and that future violation may result in more serious disciplinary action.
Educational Sanction – an event, workshop, special project, or community service hours. The purpose of this sanction is to provide the student group or organization with an experience in which they can reflect on their actions, identity the harm or potential harm caused to themselves and/or community, and explore how they could identify alternative behaviors, in line with the Code of Conduct(s), in the future.
Financial Restitution – Restitution is monetary compensation required of students who have taken, misused, damaged, or destroyed University, public or private property or services. Amounts charged to the organization/groups may include cost of repair, replace, recover, clean or otherwise account for the property or services affected.
Loss/Restricted Privileges or Activities – The withdrawal of the use of services or privileges, including but not limited to (SAFAC Funding, room reservations, etc.), as a student group or organization or the loss of the privilege to participate in an activity or event.
Please note more than one sanction can be assigned to a student found Responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct. In addition to the discipline listed above, violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in criminal charges or civil complaints being filed. A violation of academic integrity may result in academic penalties or sanctions in addition to University Sanctions.