Sanctions

Imposing sanctions as a disciplinary action is designed to redirect student behavior to an acceptable pattern that benefits the student and the University. The determination of which sanction is applied as a disciplinary action is at the discretion of the hearing officer(s) or the University Conduct Board. Whenever possible, sanctions are designed to be educational in nature.

a. Expulsion from the University
Expulsion is the most serious University disciplinary action and involves the permanent exclusion of the student from the University. Expulsion involves the following: forfeiture of all rights and degrees not actually conferred at the time of the expulsion; notification of the expulsion provided to the student, the academic deans, and his/her parents or guardian if the student is a dependent; permanent notation of the expulsion on the student's academic and disciplinary records; withdrawal from all courses; and forfeiture of tuition and fees. Any student expelled from the University must refrain from visiting the University premises except when engaged in official business with prior written approval from the Office for Student Affairs.

b. Suspension from the University
Suspension from the University involves the temporary removal of the student from the University for a specified period of time. The action of suspension will be documented on the student's disciplinary record; the student will be withdrawn from all enrolled courses; the student shall forfeit fees; the student must refrain from visiting the University premises except when engaged in official business approved in writing by the Office for Student Affairs. Persons notified of the suspension may include parents, academic deans, Public Safety or other appropriate personnel at the discretion of the Office for Student Affairs. Reinstatement from Suspension: When a student has concluded the suspension period and completed the conditions accompanying the suspension, the student must submit a letter to the Office for Student Affairs requesting reinstatement and providing evidence that the terms of the suspension have been met. The student may return to the University only after an affirmative decision has been made by the Office for Student Affairs.

c. Postponement of Activity Participation and conferring of Honors Degrees
The University reserves the right to delay or postpone the involvement of a student in any University-related activity, or delay or postpone the conferring of any honor or degree, pending the outcome of any of the student conduct procedures or actions.

d. Termination of Housing Contract
Termination of the housing contract will result in the immediate removal of the student from University housing, forfeiture of fees, and loss of visitation privileges. In addition, this action could affect a student's future housing contract status with Residence Life. A signed contract for future terms could be rescinded, or a refusal to accept any future housing contract for a designated time period could be imposed.

e. Disciplinary Probation
Disciplinary Probation is a formal notice, affecting the non-academic status of the student, that the student's behavior is unacceptable. During the probation period, the student behaves in a manner that does not violate the University's Code of Student Conduct. Probation lasts for a designated period of time, typically not less than one semester and could make the student ineligible to hold office in any organization or represent the University in any official capacity. In some cases, co-curricular activities and/or access to campus grounds and facilities may be restricted. Students on disciplinary probation are subject to a loss of priority for housing renewal and may not be permitted to request housing during the University breaks. Any further violation, even minor actions, could warrant immediate suspension or expulsion from the University. Notification of disciplinary probation may include parents, academic deans, Public Safety or other appropriate personnel at the discretion of the of the Office for Student Affairs or the Conduct Board.

f. Administrative Move
The student will be required to move to another room assignment within University housing. Billing may be adjusted at the discretion of the hearing officer(s) or the Office for Student Affairs.

g. Suspension from University Housing
The student will be required to vacate University housing for a given time, with the understanding the student may return at a designated day/time. During this time, the student may not enter any University housing. The student must surrender his/her key and key-card access for the time of suspension of residency. Financial credit is not granted during the suspension.

h. Limitations on University Activities and Access
Limitations on University activities and/or access are imposed to restrict or suspend a student's use of University facilities and services, participation in University programs and access to members of the University community when it has been determined to be in the best interest of the student and/or the University. These limitations are imposed for a specified period of time and may include but are not limited to:ineligibility for service as an officer or member of any University organization or committee;restricted participation in any co-curricular or intercollegiate activity;ineligibility to receive or maintain any award from the University;prohibition from attendance at social events; restricted access to designated University building(s); and restricted contact or total disassociation from a member or members of the University community

i. Community Restitution
Activities or actions designed to return to the community a portion of the goodwill that was taken away by the commission of the violation. Service to the community should be designed to better the social and/or physical environment of the University and its surrounding community.

j. Restitution and Fines
Restitution is compensation required of students who engage in theft, misuse, damage or destruction of institutional, group or private property. For some violations, fines may be imposed. The amount, form of payment for restitution and fines will be determined by the hearing officer(s).

k. Psychological and/or Alcohol and Drug Assessment
A required psychological or alcohol/drug assessment conducted by a licensed counselor at the University for the purposes of counseling only. The University reserves the right to request a formal diagnosis from a physician or other external provider, at the student's expense, and the ability to consult with external providers.

l. Administrative Directive
A statement, written, oral or as part of the University policy, from an administrator of the University must be complied with by student(s) and may require refraining from conduct or completing the act.

m. University Housing Probation
University Housing Probation is a formal notice that the student's behavior is unacceptable in University housing, and that continued misconduct could result in further disciplinary action. University Housing Probation is for a specified period of time, typically not less than one semester. During the probationary period, the student must demonstrate willingness and ability to act in accordance with acceptable standards of community living. The student may be required to resign any residence hall office or committee appointment, and/or may be subject to restricted participation in Residence Life programs.

n. Educational Activities
Educational activities are required activities intended to involve the student in a positive learning experience related to the student's unacceptable behavior. Educational activities allow students to reflect upon their inappropriate behavior, to understand why their behavior was inappropriate and to educate other students so they do not find themselves in similar circumstances. This type of disciplinary action may include but not limited to: engaging in a campus or community service project, attending or presenting a program related to the implications of the student's conduct, writing a paper, interviewing someone, or engage in some type of personal assessment, meditation or counseling.

o. University Warning
A University warning is an official warning that the student's behavior is inappropriate and violates the Code of Student Conduct of Saint Xavier University. A copy of the letter of warning is placed in the student's file and serves as notification that further misconduct could result in additional disciplinary action.

p. Other consequences as warranted

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