Conduct Sanctions

The University Student Conduct system is an educational process, designed to hold students accountable for their behavior, to protect the University community and property, and to protect the rights of the members of the University community to function in an environment conducive to academic pursuits. Conduct proceedings and subsequent sanctions are meant to confront individuals with the inappropriateness of their actions in a constructive and educational manner that will foster an understanding of the impact their behavior has had on individuals and the community.

If a student has been found to have committed proscribed conduct, a notice of sanction letter will be mailed and/or e-mailed to the student. A copy of this letter will be kept in the student's file in the office of the dean of students. Other than University expulsion, disciplinary sanctions shall not be made part of the student’s permanent academic record, but shall become part of the student’s disciplinary record. All student conduct records are destroyed 7 years after graduation, except the conduct records of students expelled or who do not return from a suspension are retained indefinitely.

A student's conduct history and the nature and severity of an incident are considered in determining appropriate sanctions. Failure to fulfill sanctions by the assigned due date shall result in a hold on the student’s account. When a hold is placed on an account, the student may not obtain transcripts or grades, register for classes, engage in on-campus housing sign-ups, be eligible to move off campus or be allowed to transfer between colleges/schools. Failure to complete assigned sanctions may also result in additional sanctions being imposed, including suspension or expulsion from the University. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that documentation of completion of sanctions is received and approved by the dean of students.

Upon a finding of proscribed conduct, sanctions including but not limited to those listed below may be imposed by the appropriate student conduct body. Particular sanctions are not necessarily associated with particular violations, and more than one of the sanctions listed below may be imposed for any single violation.

Alcohol Education Course – the student is required to complete and pass an on-line alcohol education course. There is a $75 charge to cover the cost of the course materials and licensing fees. The student is responsible for ensuring that documentation for the completion of the sanctions is received and approved by the dean of students. Parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) of students receive notification of sanctions incurred for substance abuse violations by their son/daughter resulting from a conduct proceeding.

Choices for alcohol – the second alcohol education program – the student is required to complete an individualized alcohol education program along with 10 hours of community service. There is a $75 charge to cover the cost of the course materials and licensing fees. The student is responsible for ensuring that documentation for the completion of the sanctions is received and approved by the dean of students. Parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) of dependent students receive notification of sanctions incurred for substance abuse violations by their son/daughter resulting from a conduct hearing.

Drug Education Course – the first drug education program -- the student is required to complete and pass an on-line drug education course. There is a $75 charge to cover the cost of the course materials and licensing fees. The student is responsible for ensuring that documentation for the completion of the sanctions is received and approved by the dean of students. Parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) of dependent students receive notification of sanctions incurred for substance abuse violations by their son/daughter resulting from a conduct hearing.

Choices for drugs – the second drug education program– the student is required to complete an individualized drug education program along with 10 hours of community service. There is a $75 charge to cover the cost of the course materials. The student is responsible for ensuring that documentation for the completion of the sanctions is received and approved by the dean of students.

Community Service - a student must complete a specified number of hours working in an area that will provide the student with an educational experience related to the violation.

Disciplinary Probation – a status imposed for a specific period of time in which a student must demonstrate conduct that conforms to the University’s standards of conduct. It is a formal written notification to a student that the violation of the terms of the probation or further proscribed conduct during the period of probation may result in more severe sanctions, including without limitation the possibility of extended probation, suspension or expulsion.

Expulsion – is a permanent separation from the University including loss of student status. Reinstatement or readmission is not possible.

Fire Safety Educational Course - The student must complete and pass a fire safety education course. There is a $50 charge to cover the cost of the course materials. The student is responsible for ensuring that documentation for the completion of the sanctions is received and approved by the dean of students.

Keep-away – a restriction that bans the student from presence at or contact (physical and/or by other means) with a location or person(s).

Letter of Apology – the student is required to compose a letter to a designated person(s). Approval of the letter by the hearing officer, dean of students or designee may be required prior to distribution.

Loss of Hosting Privileges – a student is ineligible to have guests or visitors stay overnight in their residence hall rooms.

Loss of Privileges – denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.

Mandated Counseling Assessment - a student must take part in an assessment conducted by University staff or other licensed mental health professional; it may be require for the student to participate in an evaluation to addresses particular issues, such as substance abuse, mental status, etc. Documentation of completion may be required.

Mandatory Counseling – a student must take part in a counseling program conducted by University staff or other licensed mental health professional. It may be required that the student participate in a counseling program that addresses particular issues, such as substance abuse, mental status, etc. Documentation of completion may be required.

Removal from Residence Hall - the student will be removed from their residence hall assignment and their Housing & Dining Contract will be terminated without refund.

Restitution - monetary reimbursement to the University, an individual, or an organization for repair or replacement of property damaged, stolen or misappropriated.

Residence Hall Probation – a formal written notification to a student that any violation of the terms of the probation or further proscribed conduct during the period of the probation will result in review and/or termination of their housing assignment and termination of their Housing & Dining Contract without refund.

Room Reassignment – mandatory reassignment of residence hall room.

Special Project – a requirement that a student participate or assist in the planning and/or implementation of a program or project that is relevant to the violation.

Strengthquest – an online strengths assessment. There is a $20 fee to cover course costs. The student is required to review their outcome with the Judson Leadership Center during a 1:1 30 minute meeting.

Substance Use Evaluation - an evaluation administered by the on-site Counseling Services staff or other substance abuse specialist. There is a $75 charge to cover the cost of the evaluation.

Suspension - separation from the University community for a defined period of time. Additional stipulations or conditions for reinstatement may be assigned. Reinstatement is contingent upon a positive administrative review. Suspension from an individual course or section of a course - as a result of a student being found to have engaged in disruptive behavior in a course, the student may be administratively withdrawn from the course and receive a grade of W.

University Probation – a status imposed for a specific period of time in which a student must demonstrate conduct that conforms to the University’s standards of conduct. It is a formal written notification to a student that the violation of the terms of the probation or any further violation of the student code of conduct (may exclude residence life policies) will result in suspension or expulsion from the University.

Written Warning – a written notification given to a student found to have engaged in proscribed conduct that the behavior was unacceptable and an admonishment that further proscribed conduct may result in more severe disciplinary action.