Conduct Sanctions

One or more of following sanctions may be imposed upon any student for any single violation of the Code of Student Conduct:

1.   Written Warning. Written notice to the student that his/her actions are inappropriate and the individual must act more responsibly in the future. A Written Warning also indicates that should the individual again be referred for disciplinary action more serious sanctions will be assigned.

2.   Probation. A notice to the student that his/her actions are of a serious nature within the College community. Probation will be for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any College policies during the probationary period. For resident students, any violation committed during the probationary period will result in a review of the student’s housing assignment. This sanction results in the loss of two (2) priority points.

3.   Disciplinary Probation. A notice to the student that his/her actions are unacceptable within the College community. This sanction will be primarily used in cases of serious or consistent policy violations. Disciplinary Probation will be for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any College policies during the probationary period. Any violation committed during the probationary period will result in a review of the student’s status at Marist. This sanction results in the loss of three (3) priority points.

4.   Deferred Suspension from the Residence Hall. A definite period of observation and review. If a student is again found responsible for any further College policy violations including failure to complete previously imposed sanctions or adhere to previously imposed conditions, restriction from College-operated housing and housing grounds may be immediately imposed for a definite period of time. This sanction results in the loss of four (4) priority points. Any student on Deferred Residence Hall Suspension may not be allowed to participate in the housing room selection process and therefore not be eligible for college housing.

5.   Residence Hall Expulsion. Permanent removal of the student from the residence facility. This sanction most likely will result in a permanent banned from all residence facilities. (Please note that students dismissed from the residence facility for disciplinary reasons will not be entitled to any refund of residence fees).

6.   Deferred Suspension from the College. A definite period of observation and review. If a student is again found responsible for any further College policy violations including failure to complete previously imposed sanctions or adhere to previously imposed conditions, at minimum, the student may automatically be recommended for suspension for a minimum of one semester. This sanction results in the loss of six (6) priority points.

7.   Suspension. Separation from the College for a specified minimum period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Eligibility may be contingent upon satisfaction of specific conditions noted at the time of suspension. The student is required to vacate the campus within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended upon application to, and at the discretion of, the Director of Student Conduct or hearing body. During the suspension period, the student is banned from college property and the student’s presence at any College-sponsored activity or event is prohibited.  This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary.  Students are suspended for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to any refund of tuition or residence fees.  For cases that are referred to a hearing panel that result in suspension the sanction is final, pending appeal.

8.   Expulsion. A permanent separation of the student from the College.  The student is banned from college property and the student’s presence at any College-sponsored activity or event is prohibited. This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary.   Students that are expelled for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to any refund of tuition or residence fees.  For cases that are referred to a hearing that result in expulsion the sanction is final pending appeal.

9.   Loss of Privileges. Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time. These include, but are not limited to:

a.   A restriction from hosting visitors and/or guests.

b.   A restriction from being a visitor in or entering a specified Residence Facility.

c.   Restriction from College-sponsored extracurricular activities both on and off campus (including Senior Week and Commencement).

d.   Other restrictions, as approved by the Student Conduct Officer.

10.    Substance Education Program. A workshop, in person or online, addressing substance abuse education issues. Referral to an off-campus education diversion program may also be recommended.

11.    Restitution/Monetary Fines. Compensation for loss, damage or injury. This may take the form of appropriate community service and/or monetary or material replacement.  The College generally does not impose fines for violations of the Code of Student Conduct. However; fines will be imposed for violations that impact the health and/or safety of members of the Marist Community, labor costs and expenses, and damage to property. Please refer to the Alcohol Policy, Windows/Doors, Walls Policy, and the Fire and Safety Regulations for specific information.

12.    Behavioral Requirement. This includes required activities including, but not limited to, seeking academic counseling or substance abuse screening, writing a letter of apology, etc.

13.    Mandated Room Reassignment. A notice that the behavior merits the immediate relocation of the student to another campus residence. This decision will be made in conjunction with the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

14.    Mandated Counseling Assessment and Compliance. The student must attend an assessment and/or session in the Counseling Center or an off-campus licensed facility by a specific date. Unless otherwise stated by the student conduct body, the student is required to follow all recommendations made by the Counseling Center or off-campus licensed facility as a result of the assessment.

15.    Discretionary Sanctions. Work assignments, community service, and other related sanctions that meet with the approval of the Director of Student Conduct. Other sanctions include but are not limited to:

a.   Letters of apology/thank you

b.   Essay or research paper on assigned topics

c.   Disqualification from future housing selection process

d.   Program presentations

16.    Other Sanctions. Additional or alternate sanctions may be created and designed as deemed appropriate to the offense with the approval of the Director of Student Conduct or designee.

The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or Student Organization(s) found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct:

a.   One or more of those sanctions listed in above.

b.   Suspension or Expulsion of Student Organization includes temporary or permanent loss of recognized status with the College.

c.   Additional sanctions specific to Student Organizations which may be found in the organization’s constitution, the Office Greek Affairs, or the Office of Student Activities policies and a national affiliate, if applicable.

17.    Withholding Diploma. The College may withhold a student’s diploma for a specified period of time and/or deny a student participation in commencement activities if the student has a grievance pending, or as a sanction, if the student is found responsible for an alleged violation.

18.    Revocation of Degree. The College reserves the right to revoke a degree awarded from the College for fraud, misrepresentation or other violation of College policies, procedures or directives in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.

PRIORITY POINT LOSS. ANY STUDENTS ON DEFERRED RESIDENCE HALL SUSPENSION OR THOSE THAT LOST SIX (6) PRIORITY POINTS OR MORE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOUSING ROOM SELECTION PROCESS AND MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR COLLEGE HOUSING. Incidents that occur during the Spring semester could impact a student’s eligibility to participate in the room selection process for the fall semester.

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