Conduct Sanctions

  • One or more of following sanctions may be imposed upon any student for any single violation of the SCC Student Code of Conduct:

    Verbal Warning: An official verbal notice that the student has violated College policies and/or rules and that more severe conduct action will result should the student be involved in other violations while the student is enrolled at the College.  A written letter summarizing the verbal meeting will be provided to the student.

    Written Disciplinary Warning: An official written notice that the student has violated College policies and/or rules and that more severe conduct action will result should the student be involved in other violations while the student is enrolled at the College.

    Disciplinary Probation: The student is put on official notice that, should further violations of College policies occur during a specified probationary period, the student may face additional sanctions. Regular probationary meetings may also be imposed.

    Disciplinary Suspension: Separation from the College for a specified period of time not to exceed one year, after which the student is eligible to return. Eligibility may be contingent upon satisfaction of specific conditions noted at the time of suspension. The student is required to vacate the campus within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended upon application to, and at the discretion of, the Dean of Students. During the suspension period, the student is banned from college-owned or controlled property, functions, events and activities without prior written approval from the Dean of Students. This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary.

    Disciplinary Expulsion: Permanent separation from the College. The student is banned from college-owned or controlled property and the student's presence at any College-sponsored activity or event is prohibited. This action may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary.  Readmission to the College will not be granted.

    Restitution: Compensation for damage caused to the College or any person's property. This could also include situations such as failure to return a reserved space to proper condition - labor costs and expenses. This is not a fine but, rather, a repayment for labor costs and/or the value of property destroyed, damaged, consumed, or stolen.

    Fines: Fines for violations of the College and/or Housing Handbook and Contract may be imposed.

    College Service or Behavioral Requirements: Student will be required to complete a specific supervised College service or activity including, but not limited to, community service, seeking academic counseling or substance abuse screening, writing a letter of apology, etc.

    Loss of Privileges: The student will be denied specified privileges for a designated period of time.

    Confiscation of Prohibited Property: Items whose presence is in violation of College policy will be confiscated and will become the property of the College. Prohibited items may be returned to the owner at the discretion of the Campus Administration or Campus Safety and Security.

    Educational Program: Requirement to attend, present and/or participate in a program related to the violation. It may also be a requirement to sponsor or assist with a program for others on campus to aid them in learning about a specific topic or issue related to the violation for which the student or organization was found responsible. Audience may be restricted.

    Housing Probation: Official notice that, should further violations of Residence Life or College policies occur during a specified probationary period, the student may immediately be removed from College housing. Regular probationary meetings may also be imposed.

    College Housing Reassignment: Reassignment to another College housing facility. Residential Life personnel will decide on the reassignment details.

    College Housing Suspension: Removal from College housing for a specified period of time after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-admission to College housing may be specified. Under this sanction, a student is required to vacate College housing within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended upon application to, and at the discretion of, the Residential Service Manager. This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action if deemed necessary. Prior to reapplication for College housing, the student must gain permission from the Dean of Students. This sanction may include restrictions on visitation to specified buildings or all College housing during the suspension.

    College Housing Expulsion: The student's privilege to live in, or visit, any College housing structure is revoked indefinitely. This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action if deemed necessary.

    Eligibility Restriction: The student is deemed “not in good standing” with the College for a specified period of time. Specific limitations or exceptions may be granted by the Dean of Students and terms of this conduct sanction may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Ineligibility to hold any office in any student organization recognized by the College or hold an elected or appointed office at the College; or
    2. Ineligibility to represent the College to anyone outside the College community in any way including: participating in the study abroad program, attending conferences, or representing the College at an official function, event or intercollegiate competition as a player, manager or student coach, etc.
    3. Deactivation, de-recognition, loss of all privileges (including status as a College registered group/organization), for a specified period of time for group/organization violations.

    Other Sanctions: Additional or alternate sanctions may be created and designed as deemed appropriate to the offense with the approval of the Dean of Student Affairs or designee.