After hearing a case, the Student Conduct Review Board shall deliberate in private and shall decide whether the respondent is either responsible or not responsible. If the respondent is found not responsible, the hearing materials will be retained, but there will be no record of a violation of policy. If a student is found responsible, the violation(s) of policy will be included in his or her conduct record. Conduct records are destroyed 45 days after a student graduates. The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code. When determining the appropriate sanctions, the board may take into account any previous violations or sanctions imposed in a prior conduct proceeding. The board may issue one or a combination of the following or similar types of sanctions:
A. Warning -- a notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations.
B. Conduct Probation -- a written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions, such as suspension or expulsion, if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period. A letter will be sent to parents or guardians notifying them of this sanction. Students on probation are normally not permitted to live off-campus, join a Greek letter social organization, or study off-campus.
C. Loss of Privileges -- denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time. This includes, but is not limited to, loss of position in club or organization, suspension from athletic team or performing group, loss of privileges to use specified facilities, prohibition from participation in co-curricular activities, loss of privilege to have car on campus, loss of privilege to live in residence hall or lottery system, loss of privilege to join a fraternity or sorority, restricted access to a fraternity chapter house.
D. Fines -- previously established and published fines may be imposed.
E. Restitution -- compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
F. Discretionary Sanctions -- work assignments, essays, behavioral contracts, alcohol and drug assessment or substance use advising, service to the College, community service, or other related discretionary assignments.
G. No contact agreement -- the College may work with students to develop a "no contact" agreement when appropriate. A "no contact" agreement may be developed in order to facilitate any College inquiry into an incident and/or be developed as a sanction. Generally, "no contact" is defined as having no direct or indirect contact between two or more students at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, communication that is written, verbal, or physical. Written communication is understood to include all electronic means of communication; including, but not limited to, email, instant messaging and text messaging. Verbal communication is understood to include phone calls and voice mail messages. A "no contact" agreement may include additional restrictions and terms.
H. No contact directive -- the College may impose a "no contact" directive in cases where an agreement cannot be reached or is not applicable. Generally, "no contact" is defined as having no direct or indirect contact at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, communication that is written, verbal, or physical. Written communication is understood to include all electronic means of communication; including, but not limited to, email, instant messaging and text messaging. Verbal communication is understood to include phone calls and voice mail messages. A "no contact" directive may include additional restrictions and terms.
I. Residence Hall Relocation -- students may be assigned to a different residential space on campus if they violate policy or demonstrate an inability to continue living in their current community or room.
J. Residence Hall Separation -- separation of the student from the residence halls for a definite period of time, after which they student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission to the residence halls may be specified.
K. College Suspension -- separation of the student from the College for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Students who are suspended forfeit all fees that have been paid to the College; are ineligible to visit the campus (including fraternity chapter houses) unless permission is granted by the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities. In addition, a 'suspension' notation is placed on their College transcript until the term of suspension has expired (notation changed to 'withdrew' after suspension ends). Students must seek readmission as outlined in the Academic Procedures section of the Handbook. A letter will be sent to parents or guardians notifying them of this sanction.
L. College Expulsion -- permanent separation of the student from the College. A letter will be sent to parents or guardian notifying them of this sanction.
M. Revocation of Admission -- Gettysburg College reserves the right to revoke admission to admitted or deposited students for fraud, misrepresentation, violation of College standards, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to enrolling at Gettysburg. The Director of Admissions along with the Vice President of Enrollment and Educational Services will handle all revocations in with consultation with the Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students.
Once you have received your sanction(s)
It is your responsibility to follow through with the completion of each of your sanctions by the due/completion date. If there is a conflict with your due date, you need to contact the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities to make other arrangements.
Once you have completed a sanction, the office or person with whom you are working with is responsible for notifying Student Rights and Responsibilities. Your conduct record will be updated immediately to reflect that the sanction has been completed.
You will not be approved for off campus study, off-campus housing, or Greek organization new member education (rush) with outstanding sanctions. If you realize that you have failed to complete a sanction, contact a hearing officer (the person who assigned your sanctions) immediately.
If you were assigned points and have questions about point reduction, please see the frequently asked questions section under points system on the home page (http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/college_life/srr/faqs/index.dot).
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