Sanctions | Spalding University Student Handbook


Sanctions will be determined by the presiding staff in cases ending in Developmental Conduct Meetings and by a majority vote of the Honor Board or Special Hearing Board in cases being heard by that body. One or more of the sanctions listed below may be imposed for any single finding of policy violation.

If it is determined at the Developmental Conduct Meeting, Honor Board, or Special Hearing Board that the accused student has committed conduct that is in violation of the Prohibited Conduct  section, then a sanction is imposed by either the conduct officer or board which may include but is not limited to the following:

Formal Reprimand: Notice of violation of specified reg ulations and warning that further such conduct may result in a more severe disciplinary action.

Conduct Restrictions: Limiting of certain privileges or practices of the individual(s) or organization(s) involved in the prohibited conduct for a designated period of time. This may include but is not limited to the following: status and participation in any and all organized University activities; restriction of use of university facilities, services and resources; or restriction of contact with specific students, faculty and staff.

Conduct Probation: Imposition of conditions or restrictions on the individual(s) or organization(s) involved, with warning of more severe action if further infractions occur (or if probation is violated).

Fines:  Monetary fines may be imposed.

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

Disciplinary Work or Duty Assignments: Work hours may be assigned where the student will do work benefiting the University or broader community. Failure to complete work assignment sanctions in the time allotted will be considered violation of probation or Judical Misconduct and may result in further charges and sanctions.

Mandated Developmental Education: Rehabilitative educational experiences may be ordered that include, but are not limited to, attending relevant classes/workshops, drug or alcohol counseling, personal counseling, essays, presentations, Strengths-Based Learning and Development assessments and other projects/experiences. Students may be required to incur any cost of such a mandated educational experience if it is part of formal sanction.

Residence Hall Suspension: This sanction requires the student to terminate occupancy of on-campus residence for a specified period of time. Residence Hall Suspension status does not limit participation in non-residential programs unless such restriction is specifically noted. Students suspended from the Residence Hall for behavioral reasons must still meet all financial obligations for their housing per the housing contract. Conditions that must be met in order to be eligible to live on-campus at the end of the residence suspension period must be clearly outlined.

Residence Hall Expulsion: Expulsion from the Residence Hall is a permanent separation of the student from the residential hall without refund of housing contract.

Conduct Suspension: Conduct suspension is denial of enrollment, attendance, and other privileges at the University for a given period of time; permission to reapply for admission at the end of the period may be granted with or without qualifications. Students who are suspended are considered Persona Non Grata and may not be present on campus or at any campus events or programs either on or off campus for the duration of the suspension unless attending a mandated counseling or educational program as part of the sanctions.

Conduct Expulsion: Conduct Expulsion is permanent immediate dismissal and ongoing exclusion from the University learning community. Students who have been expelled are not eligible for readmission. Students who are suspended or expelled are considered Persona Non Grata and may not be present on campus or at any campus events or programs either on or off campus. Expelled students may be permitted to use the services of the Student Counseling and Psychological Services Center for a short time following their expulsion at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

Revocation of Admission and/or Degree: Admission to or a degree awarded from the University may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of University standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.

Withholding Degree: The University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in this Code of Student Conduct, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.

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