SECTION XI

Sanctions

A. The following sanctions may be imposed, by a conduct body, upon any student found to have violated 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 shall 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 shall be primarily used in cases of serious or consistent policy violations. Disciplinary  Probation shall 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 will 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 Dismissal. Permanent removal of the student from the residence facility. This sanction most likely will result in permanent ban 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 will automatically be recommended for suspension for a minimum of one semester. This sanction results in the loss of six (6) priority points.

7.  Disciplinary Suspension. A recommendation to the Suspension Review Panel which calls for the separation of the student from the College for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. The Suspension Review Panel shall review the recommendation and determine the final sanction, pending appeal. (Please note that students suspended for disciplinary reasons will not be entitled to any refund of tuition or residence fees). Unless otherwise noted, students who are suspended for disciplinary reasons are banned from all College grounds, facilities, classes and college sponsored activities on or off campus for the duration of the suspension.

8.  Disciplinary Dismissal. A recommendation to the Suspension Review Panel that calls for permanent separation of the student from the College. The Suspension Review Panel shall review the recommendation and determine the final sanction, pending appeal. (Please note that students dismissed for disciplinary reasons will not be entitled to any refund of tuition or residence fees). Unless otherwise noted, students dismissed for disciplinary reasons are also banned from all College grounds, facilities, classes and college sponsored activities on or off campus.

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. Compensation for loss, damage or injury. This may take the form of appropriate community service and/or monetary or material replacement.

12. Monetary Fines. 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. Please refer to the Alcohol Policy, Windows/Doors, Walls Policy, and the Fire and Safety Regulations for specific information.

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

     a.  Those sanctions listed in above.

     b.  Disciplinary  Suspension  or  Disciplinary  Expulsion  of  Student Organization(s) 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.

B. 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.

C. More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.

D. Other than Disciplinary Suspension and Disciplinary Dismissal, disciplinary sanctions shall not be made part of the student’s permanent file but shall become part of the student’s confidential disciplinary record maintained in the Office of Student Conduct as per FERPA requirements.

E. In some instances, a student conduct body may recommend sanctions to  the Conduct Officer, based on a lack of detailed knowledge of how the sanction will be developed and supervised. In those instances, the sanction may be developed by the Conduct Officer, who will determine if the sanction is appropriate, and whether or not to create a new sanction that is directly proportionate to the recommended sanction.  The Conduct Officer shall report his/her sanction back to the student conduct body to ensure consistency.

F.  The following terms shall apply to all Disciplinary Suspensions and Disciplinary Dismissals, unless otherwise noted by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

     1. The individual is restricted from all College grounds, facilities, classes and college sponsored activities on or off campus for the duration of the suspension.  Organization may not participate in college sponsored activities on or off campus for the duration of the suspension.

     2.  The individual must petition the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs to receive permission for any amendment to the restriction noted in #1 above.

     3.  At the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, a student/organization who was suspended may be required to meet specific conditions once readmitted to the College.

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