University Sanctions

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Section A: General Provisions

The sanctions listed below are imposed by the Office of Student Conduct to hold students accountable for conduct violations. Ordinarily, previous offenses will be considered by student conduct administrators in determining sanctions. More than one of the sanctions listed below may be imposed for any single violation.

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Section B: Sanctions

Other than expulsion or violations associated with violent behavior and other serious offenses resulting in suspension from the University, 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 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.

Service or Educational Assignment: The requirement that a student performs some service or engages in some activity having some relationship to the conduct violation that would benefit both the student and the community.

Written Assignment: The requirement that a student reflects upon his or behavior through a written assignment, that may include a reflection regarding how behavior relates to St. John’s University’s Core Values and Vincentian mission or research that helps the student understand why a policy or restriction has been adopted by the University.

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, suspension, or expulsion.

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 or designee. A record of suspension associated with a serious violation of the Code of Conduct will be placed in the student’s official records. Tuition and fees are forfeited.

Dismissal from the University: Permanent separation of the student from the University. Dismissal 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 shall not thereafter visit on the University grounds. Dismissed 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.

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 shall 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.

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