Possible Sanctions Which May Be Imposed

Below is an explanation of sanctions for various student code of conduct violations. This list of sanctions is not all encompassing and sanctions are assigned at the discretion of the judicial coordinator.

Warning

A warning is a formal reprimand that is meant to serve as a warning that the student will be subject to more severe sanctions, if the student violates College regulations again. Offenses which could warrant a warning (Depending of the case these violations could warrant a different sanction):

  1. Noise Complaint
  2. Pet Violations
  3. Hosting an illegal or disorderly party
  4. Participation in a disorderly party
  5. Violation of fire regulations

Probation

Probation is an official warning that the student’s continued enrollment depends upon the maintenance of satisfactory citizenship during the period of probation. A favorable recommendation to outsiders normally will not be furnished during the period of probation.

When probation is imposed as a sanction, the student should be advised of the consequences of violation of the probation. In the event probation terms or conditions are violated, the Dean of Students will impose the consequences of the probation violation.

Offenses which could warrant probation (Depending of the case these violations could warrant a different sanction):

  1. Use of fire extinguishers as part of a prank
  2. Repeated violations of fire regulations
  3. Failure to leave the building during a fire drill
  4. Unauthorized possession or use of a key
  5. Unauthorized entry into a College building
  6. Keeping poisonous or flammable substances in one’s room
  7. Refusing to terminate a disorderly or illegal party
  8. Participation in a disorderly party after warning
  9. Instances of verbal abuse
  10. Possession of stolen property.

Removal From Housing

Removal is a permanent or temporary termination of the student’s privilege to live in the New College Residence Halls. In cases where the student currently resides on campus, the student will be given reasonable time to vacate the residence halls (e.g. 24-48 hours).

During the period of the Residence Hall expulsion, the student is, in effect, trespassed from using any of the Residence Halls, attending social gatherings in and around the halls, visiting friends or acquaintances in the halls or using the residence hall facilities or the residential life’s staff services.

Suspension

Suspension is a termination of a student’s privilege to attend the College for a specific period of time, including trespass on campus. In cases where the student resides on campus, the student will be given reasonable time to vacate the residence halls (e.g. 24-48 hours).

During the period of the suspension, all of the student’s contact with College departments/services must be through the Office of Student Affairs.

Expulsion

Expulsion is a permanent termination of a student’s privilege to attend the College, including trespass on campus. In cases where the student resides on campus, the student will be given reasonable time to vacate the residence halls (e.g. 24-48 hours).

During the period of the expulsion, all of the student’s contact with College departments and services must be through the Office of Student Affairs Offenses which could warrant suspension or dismissal (Depending of the case these violations could warrant a different sanction):

  1. Behavior which disrupts or materially interferes with the exercise by others of the basic rights to which they are entitled on College property or at College functions
  2. Instances of sexual misconduct
  3. Serious life-threatening behavior
  4. Behavior which causes or can reasonably be expected to cause physical harm or damage to property or is unreasonably disruptive
  5. Theft or attempted theft of personal or College property (usually $50 or more)
  6. Altering, forging or contributing to the fraudulent use of College identification cards
  7. Other instances of attempts to defraud individuals or the institution
  8. Possession or distribution of fire arms, ammunition, explosives or other dangerous weapons
  9. The possession and/or use of an unauthorized College master key or its equivalent
  10. Violation of the terms of probation
  11. Forging an instructor’s signature
  12. Administering illegal substance to persons without their knowledge or consent
  13. Lying to a staff member of the College, especially after being warned that lying is a very serious offense
  14. Repeated disorderly behavior due to the use of alcohol or other drugs
  15. Serious violations of civil law, e.g. fraud, robbery, defamation, selling drugs to minors, or substantial dealing in narcotics
  16. Physical assault
  17. Repeated instances of verbal abuse
  18. Failure to comply with judicial sanctions

Additional Sanctions

Restrictions and behavioral contracts – Conditions imposed on a student that specifically dictate and limit the future presence on campus and participation in College-related activities. The restrictions involved will be clearly identified and can include a restraining order forbidding the respondent from all contact with individual members of the College community. Restrictions also can include denial of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle on campus, denial of participation in certain activities/events/organizations, denial of access to use of College services, and denial of presence in certain buildings or locations of campus.

Restitution and/or fine – A set monetary fee or payment for injury in cases involving theft, destruction of property, etc.

Educational sanctions – An educational sanction such as, but not limited to, reflection or research papers, letters of apology, campus involvement opportunities, interviews, advising referrals, and meeting with College faculty or staff.

  • Community service hours  Community service hours completed on campus or at a non-profit organization.
  • Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo  An interactive, confidential web survey that allows students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete and is selfguided.
  • Trespass – Restriction from a specific area on campus.
  • Loss of Privileges – Judicial coordinator will decide what privileges the student may lose (i.e. student leader position(s), involvement in student clubs and organizations, access to Fitness, etc.) based on the outcome of the case.