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Code of Conduct: Sanctions

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Code of Conduct

XIII.   SANCTIONING

The goals of administering judicial sanctions for disciplinary violations include providing students with educational opportunities for a positive University experience, providing opportunities to develop skills to eliminate harmful behaviors, and providing relevant outlets for personal growth and development. The following University sanctions assist all students in achieving these goals and in reaching their highest potential by becoming contributing members of the University community.

Note:  Failure to complete all sanctions (including the payment of fees) by the deadline will result in a disciplinary hold being placed on the student's records.  A disciplinary hold prevents a student from registering for classes, receiving grades, and obtaining a University transcript or diploma.

                                                                                                                                                       

                 Educational/Personal Development Sanctions

Mentoring:

An assignment to a faculty, staff, community, or student mentor to provide support in the areas of personal and academic development.  The frequency and duration of the mentoring relationship will be established by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, but may be deferred to the assigned mentor.  Any missed appointment with an assigned mentor will be considered a violation of this sanction.    

Counseling:

Mandatory attendance at individual or group counseling sessions.  Counseling will be provided by a professional counselor from the University's Counseling and Psychological Services Center or another appropriate agency as specified by the adjudicating authority.  The Counseling Center can also make outside referrals for the student.  The counselor will determine the frequency and duration of the counseling sessions.

Alcohol Awareness Program:

Mandatory attendance at the University's Alcohol Awareness Program. Students must attend all classes, and any missed classes will be considered a violation of this sanction.  The program has an assessment fee of up to $100.

Drug Awareness Program:

Mandatory attendance at the University's Drug Awareness Program.  Students must attend all classes, and any missed classes will be considered a violation of this sanction.  The program has an assessment fee of up to $100.

Substance Abuse Evaluation:

A professional evaluation that is to be completed by a certified substance abuse counselor who has been previously approved by the University.  This sanction can be used as a condition of re-enrollment.

Smoking Counseling Program                                                                

Mandatory attendance at the University's Smoking Counseling Program. Students must attend the entire program. The program has an assessment fee of up to $50.

Anger Management Workshop:

Mandatory participation in the University's Anger Management Workshop to improve conflict resolution skills.  The workshop is facilitated by the Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

Community Service:

An assignment to provide volunteer assistance to a University department or community agency or individual.  Service hours will be assigned and monitored by the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.  Hours not performed by the specified deadline will be considered a violation of this sanction. 

Mediation:

Mandatory participation in a session where a neutral party facilitates the development of a mutually acceptable resolution to a dispute. Students experiencing interpersonal conflict may be referred to the mediation program by the Coordinator of Student Judicial Affairs or the Residence Hall Coordinators.  If mediation efforts are refused or unsuccessful, the case may be referred back to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs for adjudication.  Informal referrals from faculty, staff, and students (including self-referrals) are accepted without a judicial file being established.

Other University Sanctions

Disciplinary Warning:

Written action taken when the individual's conduct merits an official admonition.   The student is advised that further misconduct may result in more severe disciplinary action.

Disciplinary Probation:

A period of official censure, whereas a further violation by a student while on disciplinary probation may result in a University suspension or expulsion.  The term of the probationary status will be established by the adjudicating authority. 

Career Disciplinary Probation:

A period of official censure that is in effect throughout the entire duration of a student's enrollment and/or subsequent re-enrollment at the University.  Additional violations by a student may result in a University suspension or expulsion.

Loss of Privileges:

Loss of privileges may include the ability to participate in intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, student organizations, and/or to represent the University in any official capacity.  Loss of privileges may also include University services such as information/technology resources, including loss of University e-mail and internet access, recreational facilities, and dining services.

Restitution:

A requirement to submit payment to the University or other specified person or groups for damages incurred as a result of any violation of this Code.  Restitution may include a reasonable administrative fee for processing.

Residence Hall Probation:

A period of official censure, whereas a further violation by a student may result in an involuntary residence hall removal.  The term of the probationary status will be established by the adjudicating authority.

Involuntary Housing Reassignment:

Reassignment of housing to a new location on campus.  No housing refund is provided, and students are prohibited from visiting that residence hall or from entering within fifty (50) feet of the building once they have officially checked out.  Students who violate this sanction may be subject to arrest for defiant trespass.

Involuntary Residence Hall Removal:

Involuntary removal from the residence halls permanently or for a designated period of time.  Students are prohibited from entering within fifty (50) feet of University housing or they will be subject to arrest for defiant trespass. Removal from campus housing requires that the student properly check out of his or her room in accordance with existing University procedures and within the time frame as established by the Dean of Student Life or his/her designee.  No housing refund is provided, and students are prohibited from re-entering University housing once they have officially checked out. 

Suspension of Group Recognition:

Temporary withdrawal of all or part of official University recognition of a group. Such action may include conditions for the reinstatement of recognition.  Total removal of recognition will result in complete suspension of the activities of the group.

Revocation of Group Recognition:

Permanent cancellation of official University recognition and privileges of a group.  Such action may include conditions for the reinstatement of recognition.  Total removal of recognition will result in complete suspension of the activities of the group.

Suspension:

Involuntary separation of the student from the University for a designated period of time.  Recommendations for suspension are made to the Dean of Student Life.  The Dean of Student Life (or designee) may establish additional requirements that must be fulfilled prior to the student's reinstatement. The student shall not participate in any University sponsored activity and will be barred from University premises during the period of suspension.  For purposes of academic advisement, the academic history may include notice of disciplinary action.  This notice should specify the beginning date for the suspension and the earliest date when the suspension, or the conditions which govern the term of the suspension, may be removed.  However, failure of the University to include any of this information in no way invalidates any sanction.  Any student under suspension who returns to the campus during the period of suspension without prior written permission from the Coordinator of Student Judicial Affairs will be charged with defiant trespass and subject to arrest and/or expulsion. During the period of suspension, violations of local, state, and federal laws and violations of the Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Procedures will be adjudicated through the University's judicial system. As per the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Course Catalogue, refunds are not available when a student is suspended from the University for disciplinary reasons.

Interim Suspension:

The Dean of Student Life may suspend students from the University, and/or suspend their privilege to enter any University property or facility, pending the final adjudication of their case if it is determined that their continued presence constitutes an immediate threat of harm to themselves, other students, University personnel, or University property. An interim suspension is issued by the Dean of Student Life to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community, or University property, or to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety or  well-being. During the interim suspension, the student will be barred from all or part of the University premises.  Any student under interim suspension who returns to the campus without prior written permission from the Office of the Dean of Student Life will be charged with defiant trespass and subject to arrest and/or expulsion.

Within ten (10) calendar days of the issuance of an interim suspension, a student will be given notice of the disciplinary charges against him/her, and a campus judicial hearing shall be convened. This ten-day time frame may be extended if  the Coordinator of Student Judicial Affairs determines that a campus judicial hearing should be delayed due to extenuating circumstances, in which case a hearing on the merits shall be provided at the earliest possible date.  In instances in which a campus judicial hearing is delayed, the respondent may request a hearing to rule on whether or not the interim suspension will be upheld, modified, or removed.

Facilities Restriction:

An exclusion from a facility or area for a specified period of time.  During this time period, a student may not enter or participate in any function within the confines of the specified area or facility. Any student on a facilities restriction who enters within fifty (50) feet of the portion of the campus to which he or she was barred without prior written permission from an authorized representative of the Office of Student Judicial Affairs will be charged with defiant trespass and subject to arrest.

Interim Facilities Restriction:

A student may be temporarily excluded from a facility or area for a specified period of time pending formal University adjudication of the case if it is determined that  his/her continued presence constitutes an immediate threat of harm to themselves, other students, University personnel, or to University property.  An interim facilities restriction is issued by the Dean of Student Life or the Coordinator of Student Judicial Affairs to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community, University property, or to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety or  well-being. Any student on an interim facilities restriction who returns to the portion of the campus to which he/she was barred without prior written permission from an authorized representative of the Office of Student Judicial Affairs may be charged with defiant trespass and may be subject to arrest and/or expulsion.

Expulsion:

Involuntary and permanent separation from the University.  Recommendations for expulsion are made to the Dean of Student Life.  The student is permanently banned from University property and/or University sponsored events, and is prohibited from re-enrolling at the University.  As per the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Course Catalogue, refunds are not available when a student is expelled from the University for disciplinary reasons. 

No Contact Order:

A student is directed to have absolutely no contact with a specific person when it is determined that the student may pose a clear and present danger to the specified individual.  Contact will be defined as any effort to reach the specified individual, including initiating personal meetings, phone calls, e-mail, texting, and written documents. This sanction can be issued on an interim basis pending the outcome of a formal judicial hearing.  Failure to comply with this directive may result in additional charges being filed.