Article V - Student Conduct Code Procedures and Sanctions for Student Groups/Organizations


1.       Student groups are subject to the conduct expectations detailed in Article III.

A.      Any member of the College community may file charges against a student group/organization for violation of the Student Code.  A charge shall be prepared in writing and directed to the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Any charge should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place. For cases involving a social fraternity or sorority, the case may be referred to the Director of Greek Life. The Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities will be directly involved with cases involving all other student groups/organizations on campus.

B.      The Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Director of Greek Life may conduct an investigation to determine if the charges have merit and/or if they can be disposed of administratively by mutual consent of the parties involved on a basis acceptable to the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Director of Greek Life.  Disposition upon mutual consent shall be final and there shall be no subsequent proceedings.  If the charges are not admitted and/or cannot be disposed of by mutual consent, the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Director of Greek Life will adjudicate the case.

C.      The Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Director of Greek Life may confer with the student group/organization's advisor(s) and/or other faculty and staff with a relationship to the student group/organization to solicit advice and recommendations regarding the case.

D.      The Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Director of Greek Life will determine if a violation of policy has occurred and assign sanctions.  The Student Conduct Review Board or Greek Judicial Review Board may be convened by the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or the Director of Greek Life to serve in an advisory role. In cases where the Student Conduct Review Board or Greek Judicial Review Board serve in this role, the findings and sanctions determined by the board are recommendations to the person convening the board. The sanctions will be imposed by the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Director of Greek Life.

2.       Sanctions

The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:

A.      Those sanctions listed above in Article IV (2) (A-P).

B.      Social Probation -- loss of privilege to host social events on campus, in fraternity chapter houses or off-campus for a specified period of time.  Social probation may include all events or only social events with alcohol.

C.      Loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time.  This includes use of the College's name, use of College facilities and services, use of College or Student Senate funds, participation in College events, participation in intramural sports, recruitment of members.

D.      Deactivation.  Loss of all privileges, including College recognition, for a specified period of time.  When a College organization fails to fulfill the College's expectations or violates the terms of previously imposed conduct probation, the Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students may decide to terminate the recognition of or deactivate the organization.  The Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students may consult with the Student Conduct Review Board on the question of suspension of a College organization, or the termination of the recognition of a College organization, if he or she so chooses.

3.       Appeals

Appeals may be filed with the Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students. Please see the appeal guidelines presented in Article IV (3) (A,B). If the Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students adjudicated the matter then he or she may defer appellate responsibilities to the President.