Discipline Sanctions

Disciplinary penalties that may be imposed include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

1. Not responsible – No further action is warranted.
2. Warning or Reprimand – An official warning or reprimand is a reminder for the student to abide by College rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
3. Financial Payment – A monetary charge which may be a fine, an assessment for the cost of repair or replacement of damaged or destroyed property, and/or an assessment for costs to a complainant related to the incident.
4. Community Service – A work assignment with specific notation of the hours or task to be performed.
5. Required Compliance – The student must carry out an agreement or condition to avoid further disciplinary action.
6. Restriction of Privileges – Restricts the use of facilities, services, or participation in campus activities.
7. “No Use Contract” – Student agrees to refrain from any further alcohol or drug use. Typically, a violation of this sanction results in being evicted from the residence hall.
8. Confiscation/Disposal – Confiscation or disposal of items if possessed/used in violation of campus policy, e.g., fireworks, weapons, ammunition, illegal drugs, hookahs.
9. Social Probation – Probation means that the student is permitted to remain enrolled at the College and reside in a residence hall only upon the condition that the student complies with all College rules and regulations and with any other standards of conduct for the probationary period. Any violation of rules, policies, or regulations will be a breach of the student’s social probationary status. A further violation may result in an extension of a student’s probation, a referral to another level of the judicial process, or a conduct hearing seeking leave for misconduct, suspension or expulsion from the College.
10. Eviction – For students living in the residence halls of the College, eviction may be for a limited period of time or permanent. Refer to the Residence Life contract for financial terms of eviction.
11. Suspension – In an extreme case, the Dean of Students and the Director of Public Safety may suspend a student. If this joint action is agreed upon, the student will be barred from re-enrolling for a specified period of time. Record of the suspension becomes part of the permanent files of the office of the Dean of Students and the Office of the Registrar.
12. Expulsion – If the Dean of Students and the Vice President of Student Affairs agree that immediate expulsion is warranted, the student will be barred from the total education program at a specified date. If the date of expulsion occurs while a term is in progress, the student will be eligible for any refund that is in keeping with the refund schedule published in the College Catalog. Unless this action is changed by a subsequent review by the Vice President of Student Affairs, the student is permanently barred from re-enrolling and a record will be kept in the Dean of Students’ Office and the Office of the Registrar.

As of fall 2005, the College imposes fines for alcohol, drug and fire safety violations. Fines are in addition to educational assignments and other sanctions which may assist the student. Fines are waived if a student contacts Public Safety or other officials for assistance because of an alcohol poisoning concern for self or another.

Alcohol Violations
Significant: First Offense: $50; Second Offense: $100; Third Offense: $150
These include underage possession or consumption, or public consumption.
Serious: First Offense: $100; Second Offense: $200; Third Offense: $300
These include providing alcohol to minors, overly intoxicated, of age possession in Urness.

Drug Violations
Significant: First Offense: $150; Second Offense: $200
These include illegal possession or use, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Serious: First Offense: $300; Second Offense: $400
These include possession or purchase of large amounts, providing or dealing to others, evidence of dealing.

Fire Safety Violations
Significant: $100
These include violations of the open flame policy, smoking indoors, failure to evacuate during fire drill.
Serious: $300
These include tampering with fire safety equipment.