2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 92 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 with the sanction(s) imposed by a judicial body may result in further disciplinary action, including but not limited to, a registration hold, placement on or extension of university probation, or suspension. Sanctions affecting the conduct of students are based on general principles of fair treatment. While attempting to be consistent in its disciplinary decisions, the university also seeks to be fair and sensitive to the facts and circumstances of each individual case. Possible disciplinary sanctions include: A. Warning: Oral or written notice to the student that the student is violating or has violated the Code of Conduct and that continuation or repetition of misconduct may result in a more severe sanction. B. University Probation: A status which indicates that a student’s relationship with HSU is tenuous. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found in violation of any university regulations. Probation may also result in the loss of privileges, depending on the policies of various university departments and organizations. For example, a student becomes ineligible to hold some leadership positions when placed on probation (see “Expectations for Student Leaders” below for more information). C. Loss of Privileges: Such loss may include, but is not limited to, financial assistance, eligibility to represent the university officially on athletic teams or performing groups, participation in the housing lottery, or use of specific university facilities, computer systems, equipment, or services. D. Educational Sanctions: Mandatory work hours, reading/writing assignment, drug or alcohol assessment/treatment (at the expense of the student), seminar attendance, or other discretionary sanctions as deemed appropriate. E. Dismissal from University Housing: Loss of privilege to live in university housing - Students in a contract or required to live on campus who are dismissed from university housing will be responsible for any remaining monetary charges for the term of their contract. F. Suspension: Temporary separation of the student from HSU for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return without re-applying. G. Expulsion: Temporary separation of the student from HSU for a definite period of time, but not less than two years, after which the student must re-apply for admission. H. Dismissal: Permanent separation of the student from HSU - The student is dismissed from the university and is permanently ineligible to re-enroll at the university at any time in the future. When students are dismissed, expelled, or suspended for disciplinary reasons, there will be no refund of tuition or room and board charges for the semester and all financial assistance for subsequent semesters will be reviewed and is subject to cancellation. When students are dismissed, expelled, or suspended for disciplinary reasons, they are not allowed to continue any academic work and will receive all F’s for the term. The student’s academic transcript will also be noted that they have been temporarily or permanently dismissed and it is up to the student to notify any other institutions to the nature of their dismissal. 23. Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Wheels The university designates limited areas and times for the use of skateboards, scooters, roller skates, rollerblades, or other similar wheeled devices. Use is not allowed in university buildings or on sidewalks and the city of Abilene prevents using them on streets. Use is allowed and encouraged as part of programs and events. Examples may be that we shut down alumni circle parking lot to have a skate night, or we turn a parking lot into a skate park. Any student wishing to host a program should speak to the Dean of Students or the Student Activities Team.