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At the conclusion of the hearing, the Student Conduct Committee will, in private, determine what, if any,
disciplinary action should be taken. At any time during their deliberation, the committee may recall the student,
the administrator, or any other person(s) they deem necessary in order to make their decision.
The dean of students will meet with the student to inform him/her of the action to be taken and to discuss the
provisions of the action.
Students may appeal the action of the dean of students or Student Conduct Committee if they feel:
They have received unjust treatment.
All the facts in the situation were not considered.
The action taken was too severe for the behavior involved.
An appeal must be made in writing to the president of the university within 48 hours of the action taken by the
Student Conduct Committee.
Upon completion of his investigation, the president will either uphold the action previously taken or write a report
making specific recommendations for consideration by the Student Conduct Committee.
Types of Disciplinary Action
The following categories are courses of action that may be taken when a student violates university regulations or
public laws. The action taken will be considered on an individual basis and will take into account the severity of the
violations and the degree of the student’s involvement. The student is solely responsible for initiating the process
to return to good standing by making an appointment with the dean of students.
Temporary Class Suspension
Any student who fails to report to the dean when he/she is notified of a request for a conference may be
suspended from classes.
Any student who fails to comply with a directive from the dean may be suspended from classes until the matter is
The dean of students may temporarily suspend a student from the university if it is determined that his/her
behavior has been injurious or threatening to the student or others, or contrary to university policy.
During a temporary suspension, the student receives an unexcused absence from class and loses the right to make
up work. The length of the temporary suspension is to be determined by the dean of students, his/her designated
agent, and/or the appropriate committee.
A written warning about the identifying conduct which has been judged to be disruptive, injurious to the student
or others, or contrary to the university policy is issued to the student. A record is kept for the academic year only.
A thorough explanation of university policies is given.
The student is instructed that further or future need for discussion in these areas could be cause for additional
This action may be taken by the dean of students or his/her designated agent in individual cases.