The actions that may be taken when a student is found in violation of University regulations or public laws range from charges dropped up to and including expulsion from the University. The action taken depends upon the finding of a preponderance of evidence, the severity of the violation, the degree of involvement of the student, the individual circumstances of each case, the student's conduct record, and the student's academic progress.
The charges may be dropped if there is insufficient evidence to support the charge. If evidence is presented during the hearing that shows a student has not committed the violation, then he or she is found not responsible. The conduct record will reflect this action.
This meeting and action is the first level of Minimum Due Process. It includes students with no prior conduct record who are accused of committing violations of a minor nature, primarily in the residence halls. This action is meant to be primarily educational and a record of the incident is maintained for one (1) calendar year, pending no further violations.
This action and probationary status is the second level of Minimum Due Process and involves residence hall residents or hall visitors with no prior conduct record or who have just a Conduct Discussion. These students are accused of committing minor violations that are somewhat disruptive to the residence hall community. A record is maintained for one (1) calendar year. Students are often instructed to complete an educational sanction as an additional outcome. If another violation occurs, the case is forwarded to the formal process.
This action is a probationary status that would notify a student that his or her actions are of a serious nature and that a formal sanction is justified, but the student is not removed from good standing. The probation could include additional stipulations, and would be assigned for at least the equivalent of one full semester. A written record is maintained for one (1) calendar year after the date of the action, pending no further violations.
This formal disciplinary action is near suspension, and includes a review of a student's behavior for a specific period of time. The student is removed from good standing at the University for not less than the equivalent of one full semester. The sanction may carry other restrictions and stipulations. Parents of financially dependent students may be notified. the student must meet all conditions and submit a written request to be returned to good standing. A subsequent violation could be cause for suspension. A written record is maintained for three (3) calendar year after the date of the last action taken, pending no further violations.
This action indicates that a student is excluded from the University for one (1) or more semesters, depending upon the severity of the violation. The Sanction includes a ban from entering the environs of the University property and a hold placed on registration. Parents of financially dependent students may be notified. The record is maintained permanently.
This action may be used to temporarily remove and exclude a student form the University community when the student's action or threat of action indicates a serious threat to the welfare and safety of persons or property. No hearing is necessary before the action is taken. A hearing with the All-University Court will be conducted no later than ten (10) business days from the imposition of the action.
This action means permanent termination of student status. The record is maintained permanently and the student is banned from entering the campus or other University property.