C. Authority of Hearing Committees
In cases arising from violation of Standards of Academic Integrity, the Academic Integrity Committee may assign the sanctions below, except restitution, loss of privileges, residence probation, and residence suspension.
- In other cases, each initial conference/hearing officer/body as outlined above has the responsibility and authority to assign sanctions which are designed to uphold the standards of the College and to contribute to the personal, social, and intellectual development of the individual student. Assuming a finding of responsible, the following sanctions, either alone or in combination, may be assigned. The number in parenthesis at the end of each designated sanction identifies the minimum level of sanctioning authority required by the hearing officer/ body in order for assignment of that sanction to be made (See IV.A.3).
a. Disciplinary reprimand (I). A disciplinary reprimand is a written notification to the student that his/her behavior is unacceptable in the College community and that repetition of that behavior will result in further and more serious disciplinary action. This sanction is usually combined with educational sanction(s).
b. Restitution (I). Restitution requires the student to pay for all direct and indirect costs of damages caused to property or person. No amount beyond that, for example as a “fine,” may be assigned.
c. Loss of privileges(I). Privileges within the College community may be revoked for a specified period of time, as long as they are consistent with the nature of the offense and the education of the student.
d. Educational sanctions(I). Educational sanctions are intended to contribute to the education of the student, the education of the College community, and/or to be a form of social restitution.
(1.) Developmental exercises: The student may be required to attend, plan or participate in a program, workshop, or other appropriate activity.
(2.) Community service: The student may be required to work jointly with the hearing officer or Board to determine a community service project that is in some way related to the offense.
e. Residence probation(I). This sanction informs students that the standards necessary for community living have been seriously violated and that future violations of College policy may result in residence suspension, suspension, or expulsion from the College .
f. Disciplinary probation(I). This sanction is assigned for a definite period of time during which the student may be required to fulfill specified conditions or obligations, with the understanding that failure to meet the requirement of the probation or further infraction of College policy may result in more severe sanctions, including suspension or expulsion from the College. Individuals on disciplinary probation are not eligible to hold office in any student group or organization; are not eligible for certain employment positions on campus; and are not eligible to participate in study abroad programs. This sanction may limit student participation in other College activities or programs as determined by individual College units. Additionally, students who are simultaneously on academic and disciplinary probation are not eligible for campus housing.
g. Residence suspension (II). This sanction requires the student to terminate occupancy of on-campus residence for a specified period of time, and is automatically accompanied by the assignment of a Persona Non Grata status from all residential environments of the College. Residence suspension status does not limit participation in non-residential programs. Conditions which must be met in order to be eligible to live on-campus at the end of the residence suspension period must be clearly outlined.
h. Suspension (III). This sanction separates a student from the College for a specified period of time ranging from a portion or all of a given semester to a full calendar year, and is automatically accompanied by the assignment of a Persona Non Grata status from the College. Conditions for return to the College, if any, must be outlined at the time of suspension.
i. Expulsion (III). Expulsion is the permanent separation of the student from the College. It is reserved for the most serious offenses against the College, and is automatically accompanied by the assignment of a Persona Non Grata status from the College.
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