As a resident of University housing, you are under the jurisdiction of the DOR and the guidelines published in the Student Disciplinary Regulations. Sanctions imposed by DOR staff or the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) are binding.
If you are found responsible for violations of the rules and regulations of the DOR set forth in the Terms and Conditions document, this Policy Handbook, or the Student Disciplinary Regulations, you may receive a disciplinary sanction resulting from a conduct hearing, including possible termination of your Housing and Dining contract and/or suspension or expulsion from the University.
A. Sanctions – The following sanctions may be imposed in all Level 2 cases.
- Warning: A written notice indicating that a violation occurred and a more severe sanction will occur if the behavior does not change.
- Disciplinary Reprimand: A written rebuke telling the student that their conduct is in violation of Residence rules and regulations.
- Probation: A more severe sanction than a disciplinary reprimand. Probation is a period of review during which the student or student organization must demonstrate the ability to comply with Residence rules, regulations, and other requirements stipulated for the probation period.
- Education: A requirement to participate in some project, class or other activity that is relevant to the nature of the offense and appropriate for the violation.
- Restitution: A requirement to pay the cost of cleaning, repair and/or replacement of property damage incurred during conduct violation, to another student or DOR.
- Deferred Removal: A more severe sanction than Probation. Deferred removal is a period of review during which the occurrence of another violation will result in cancellation of the student’s residence contract.
- Termination of Housing Contract: A student may be removed from a residence hall or apartment. The student’s access to specific living or dining areas may be restricted as part of the sanction.
B. Removal form Housing – If you receive a disciplinary sanction of removal from on-campus housing, you must leave within the time frame stated in the conduct sanction letter following formal acceptance of that decision by the DOR. If you appeal the decision, you may be reassigned to another living space on-campus, pending the outcome of the appeal. Your original space will not be reassigned until the completion of the appeal process.
C. Risk to Others – The DOR staff, OSC Administrator, or the Dean of Students may order that a student be immediately removed from university housing when the student's continued presence constitutes an ongoing risk to property and/or to the safety and well-being of other students in the community. The student will receive a written notice stating the reasons for the interim removal and the time and place of the hearing to be held within two business days. The hearing will be before the Dean of Students. At the time of the hearing, the university shall show probable cause why interim removal from university housing is warranted, and the student shall have the opportunity to show why interim removal from university housing is not warranted. The following are considered risks to the safety and well-being of other students in the community:
- Harassment, including verbal or physical assault/abuse. Conduct that threatens or endangers the health and safety of others
- Possession of firearms c. Arson, tampering with the fire alarm system
- Possession, selling, manufacturing of drugs
D. Contract Termination – If your Housing and Dining contract is terminated due to disciplinary action, your prepayment will be forfeited; you will be charged the cancellation penalty for housing and for dining if you opt not to retain your meal plan. You will also be charged the daily rate until you officially check-out. Charges for damages, cleaning, and improper check-out may be imposed.
E. Student Rights
- Right to due process in the student disciplinary process;
- Right to receive a written notice of the alleged student conduct violation;
- Right to a student conduct hearing;
- Right to be present at the hearing;
- Right to present documentary, testimonial, or physical evidence at the hearing;
- Right to remain silent during the hearing;
- Right to have an advisor(s) present at the hearing;
- Right to receive a written notice of the conduct decision within five (5) business days after a final decision has been determined;
- Right to appeal a final decision;
- Right to review student disciplinary file maintained in the Office of Student Conduct.