The sanctions listed below are imposed by the University to hold
students accountable for misconduct. Ordinarily, previous offenses
will be considered by officials in determining penalties.
Failure to comply with imposed sanctions subjects the student to
further sanctioning, including expulsion.
Other than expulsion from the University, disciplinary sanctions
shall not be made part of a student’s permanent academic record,
but shall become part of the student’s disciplinary record. The
following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have
violated the Student Code of Conduct.
- Formal Warning – a formal
University warning for the decision to violate the Student Code of
Conduct and/or Residence Hall Policies and Procedures.
- Fines – previously established
fines for various student conduct violations will be billed
directly to a student’s account.
- Restitution – financial
compensation for losses or damages.
- Discretionary Sanctions –
community service work, reflection papers, behavioral contracts and
other discretionary and educational responses.
- Housing Probation – Housing
Probation is for a designated period of time. Any violation of the
Student Code of Conduct while on housing probation – no matter how
minor – may result in additional sanctions. These sanctions may
include (but are not limited to) temporary or permanent separation
of the student from University-managed living properties.
- Disciplinary Probation –
Disciplinary Probation is for a designated period of time. Any
violation of the Student Code of Conduct while on disciplinary
probation – no matter how minor – may result in additional
sanctions. These sanctions may include, but are not limited to,
suspension or expulsion.
- Loss of privileges – denial of
specific privileges for a designated period of time.
- University Premises
Restrictions – separation (temporary or permanent) of the
student from University-managed living properties or other
University premises. Students who are temporarily restricted will
be allowed to return after a designated period of time. Conditions
for return may be specified.
- Suspension from the University
– separation of the student from the University for a definite
period of time (no less than one semester), after which the student
is eligible to return. Conditions for return may be specified.
Suspension from the University means that the student is not
allowed to attend class, participate in any University programs or
events or be on University property, unless permission to do so is
specifically authorized by the Dean of Students. Tuition and
fees are forfeited.
- Expulsion from the University –
permanent separation of the student from the University. Expulsion
from the University means that the student is not allowed to attend
class, participate in any University programs or events or be on
University property. The individual may not thereafter visit on the
University grounds. A record of expulsion is placed in the
student’s official records. Expelled students forfeit any
tuition and fees they may have paid and are not permitted to apply
to St. John’s University for student admission or employment at any
time in the future.
More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for
any single violation.
The sanctions listed above may also be imposed on student groups
and organizations, which as a collective are also subject to the
student conduct process for the resolution of alleged Student Code
of Conduct violations. In addition, student groups or organizations
may be subject to the loss of selected rights and privileges for a
designated period of time. Student groups or organizations may also
be subject to deactivation, which would include the loss of all
privileges (including University recognition). Deactivation can be
for either a definite period of time or it can be a permanent loss
of all privileges (including University recognition).