COMMUNITY STATUS OUTCOMES
Violations of the Code may result in the following community statuses, in order of increasing severity. When determining an appropriate community status, the Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s) will consider the nature of the incident and its context as well as any prior disciplinary findings. All community statuses may include accompanying terms as appropriate. Violation of any community status or accompanying term will warrant a review by the Director and may result in forwarding the matter to the Student Conduct Board or an Administrative Hearing. (Note that sanctions and accompanying terms for student organizations may be slightly different. See the Student Conduct Procedures for Student Groups for more information.)
Reprimand. A reprimand is a written notice that a student has violated the Code and that another violation will likely result in a more severe community status.
Probation. Probation is a designated period of time during which the student is given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to abide by the community’s expectations of behavior articulated in the Code. Conditions regarding participation in University-sponsored activities may be imposed. Students on this community status are considered to not be in good community standing.
Probation with Restrictions. Probation with restrictions is a designated period of time during which a student is given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to abide by the community’s expectations of behavior articulated in the Code. A student on probation with restrictions shall not represent the University as an official delegate or representative, hold an office (elected or appointed) in University groups of any kind, or participate in University-sponsored travel or study abroad. If the student is found responsible for any additional Code violations during the period of probation with restrictions, the student may be subject to more severe disciplinary action. Students on this community status are considered to not be in good community standing.
Suspension. Suspension is separation from the University for a designated period of time, after which the suspended student may petition the Dean of Students for re-enrollment to the University. The petition must demonstrate that the student has satisfied any accompanying terms of the suspension. A student who has been suspended may not be on University property without the prior written approval of the Dean of Students. A suspended student is prohibited from participating in any University activity or program. Suspensions result in a permanent entry on the internal academic record and official academic transcript maintained by the Registrar. These entries cannot be removed once applied.
- Expulsion. Expulsion is permanent separation from the University. A student who has been expelled is prohibited from entering any University property and participating in any University activity or program. Expulsions result in a permanent entry on the internal academic record and official academic transcript maintained by the Registrar. These entries cannot be removed once applied.
In addition to imposing a community status, the Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s) may assign accompanying terms designed to ensure responsible behavior and the well-being of the University community, help the responsible student learn from the experience, and ameliorate the effects of the conduct on the aggrieved student(s). Examples of accompanying terms include but are not limited to restitution, reflection or research papers, letters of apology, restorative circles, attending or presenting educational programs, No Contact Orders, or referrals to other offices and resources on campus. Please refer to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards website for more information about accompanying terms.