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Disciplinary Actions/Sanctions

The following disciplinary actions may be imposed by a Resident Director, Student Conduct Coordinator or Conduct Board upon any student found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct.  The student conduct system promotes an educational response in an effort to enhance student development, in addition to the disciplinary action, when applicable.

  1. Official Warning. This is an official acknowledgment that the student’s behavior violated a rule(s) and indicates more severe disciplinary sanctions may result if the student is found responsible for further violations.
  2. Vicinity Letter. This letter is sent to students who were found to be around or “in the vicinity of” but not using alcohol or a prohibited substance in the Residence Hall.  Future presence in locations where violations are occurring will result in increased investigating from the Residential Life/Learning Communities staff, as well as possible conduct charges
  3. Residence Hall Probation. Residency status of the student is probationary for a specified period of time. The student has an opportunity to demonstrate that s/he can act as a responsible member of the residence hall community. The terms of the probation may be varied to fit the individual circumstances. The length of the probation may not exceed one year.
  4. Conduct Probation. Conduct Probation shall be for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct or College Policies during the probationary period. Any violation committed during the probationary period may result in a review of the student’s status at The College at Brockport.
  5. Developmental Experience: The student may be required to attend and/or participate in a workshop, group, program and/or other related assignment. Students will be responsible for any costs associated with a program.
  6. Alcohol/Drug Workshop: An alcohol or drug workshop is required of all first time alcohol and/or drug policy offenders.  They are both designed to address the full range of attitudes and behaviors associated with alcohol/drug use, utilizing strategies rooted in brief intervention, harm reduction strategies, personalized feedback, and social norms theory.  Each workshop comes with an assessment component and full participation is required. $50 fee.
  7. Alcohol/Substance Abuse Assessment: The student must participate in an alcohol and other drug assessment in the Counseling Center by a specific date. The student is required to follow all recommendations made by the Counseling Center as a result of the assessment. $100 fee.
  8. Civic Engagement/Community Service: Students will be matched with an on-campus department or off-campus agency (depending on where his/her violation occurred) to complete acts of service within a set amount of hours and amount of time, concluding with a reflection paper.  This is meant to be mutually beneficial as the students are given an opportunity to meet new people, have new experiences, and become aware of community resources while the site will benefit from the student using his/her strengths to contribute through service.
  9. L.A.U.N.C.H.- Learning, Action, Understanding, Negotiation, Civility, Humanitarianism: This hour and a half long, theoretically based workshop includes several personal, small group and larger group activities meant to empower participants to determine what their own values are, civilly negotiate with others in order to reach compromise, reflect on how their choices affect others and create an action plan for personal and community contributions toward to a more socially just world.
  10. Restitution. The student may be required to compensate for loss, damage, defacement, theft, injury or unauthorized use of property. This may take the form of monetary or material replacement and/or appropriate service.
  11. Restorative Justice Practices. This is an alternative approach that promotes individual responsibility and community restoration through mutually beneficial solutions that foster repair, reconciliation and the rebuilding of relationships. This process involves helping students that have been charged with a violation of the Code of Student Conduct to understand the harm they may have caused others and facilitate the development of empathy for those harmed by their behavior(s).
  12. Loss of Privileges. The student may be denied specific privileges for a designated period of time. These may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Facility Restriction. The student may be denied use of or otherwise may be restricted from specified campus facilities.
    2. Social Restriction. The student may be restricted from participation in College-sponsored activities for a specified period of time.
    3. “No-contact” Order. This may include a directive that the parties refrain from having contact with one another, directly or through proxies, whether in person or via electronic means, and for a designated period of time.
  13. Mediation. When a case involves conflict between students, groups or organizations, the parties may be assigned to mediation by the student conduct officer. Mediation is an objective, confidential and non-judgmental process whereby both parties to a dispute meet with a mediator who will assist them in reaching a written agreement to resolve their conflict. Parties are responsible for complying with the terms of the agreement. Violated agreements will not be remediated, but may necessitate further student conduct action. Note: Mediation will not be used to resolve complaints of non-consensual sexual contact and/or non-consensual sexual intercourse.
  14. Residence Hall Reassignment. The student is reassigned to another room and/or hall and may be restricted from her/his former residence.
  15. Removal from the Residence Hall System. The student may be required to move out of her/his residence hall and be restricted from living on campus.

NOTE: More than one previously stated sanction can be imposed for any single conduct violation.

  1. Revocation or Denial of Recognition. Group or organization misconduct may include
    revocation or denial of recognition (including all privileges) from The College a Brockport.
  2. Suspension from the Residence Halls. The student is suspended from the residence hall system for a specified period of time.
  3. Interim Suspension. An interim suspension may be implemented immediately and without prior notice, imposed by the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or designee:
    1. to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the College community or
      for the preservation of College property;
    2. to ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being;
    3. when the student poses a significant threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the College.

      This is a temporary suspension in which the student shall be restricted from all or any portion of the College premises including classes, access to the residence halls or other campus facilities and/or all other College activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible for as determined to be appropriate by the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or designee. These restrictions will remain in effect until the conclusion of a full hearing or administrative decision. Conditions for reinstatement to the College may be specified.

  4. Suspension. This is the separation of the student from the College for a definite period of time. Students who have been suspended are restricted from access to campus premises except by written permission from the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or designee. Conditions for readmission may be specified. “Conduct Suspension” will appear on the student’s transcript, with the period of suspension specified.
  5. Dismissal. This is the permanent separation of the student from the College without opportunity to re-enroll in the future. Students who have been dismissed are restricted from access to campus premises except by written permission from the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or designee. “Conduct Dismissal” will appear on the student’s transcript.

NOTE: Recommendations for interim suspension, conduct suspension and conduct dismissal are forwarded to the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or designee.