1. In determining a sanction, the AVPSA/Dean of Students, or designee, may consider the student's present demeanor, past student conduct record, the nature of the misconduct, and the severity of any damage, injury, or harm resulting from the misconduct or other factors.
2. The College has a special concern for incidents in which persons are mistreated on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, marital status, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or other legally protected Such incidents negatively y impact not only individuals, but also the free and open academic environment of the College. More severe sanctions are appropriate for such misconduct.
3. Sanctions do not become effective until the appeal process is completed.
4. The AVPSA/Dean of Students, or designee, may impose the following sanctions upon any student found to have violated the Community Standards.
- Warning: A notice that the student is violating or has violated College regulations, must cease the conduct immediately, and that continuation or repetition of wrongful conduct may be cause for more severe disciplinary action.
- Parental Notification: The College may notify parents/guardians when students under the age of 21 have been found responsible for violating the College's alcohol or other drug policies, when there is a serious health or safety issue regarding a student, or if a student's residency or student status is in jeopardy.
- Loss of Privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
- Restriction: Denial of access to any campus facility, activity, class, or This includes no-contact orders.
- Fines: Financial sanction.
- Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service or monetary or material replacement.
- Community Restitution Project: Assignment of an appropriate service project that will benefit the College community, responsible student, or others.
- Educational Program/Project: Required attendance at an educational workshop or completion of an educational project that will benefit the College community, responsible student, or others.
- Assessment: A student may be referred to Counseling Services, Health Services, or other appropriate office or local agency for consultation or assessment.
- Disciplinary Probation: A period of time during which a student may be excluded from participation in all social and extracurricular activities such as representing the College, participating in athletics, SGA, or study abroad.
- Relocation of Residence: Required assignment to another residence area.
- Deferred Suspension from Residency: Warning that if the student is found responsible for violating the Community Standards during a specific period of time, the student may be immediately removed from the residence halls for a specific period of time after which the student may reapply for Reapplication for housing does not guarantee immediate placement. Conditions for returning to the residence halls may be specified.
- Suspension from Residency: Separation of the student from the residence halls for a specific period of time, after which the student may reapply for housing. Reapplication for housing does not guarantee immediate placement. Conditions for returning to the residence halls may be specified.
- Residence Hall Dismissal: Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls.
- Deferred College Separation: A warning that if the student is found responsible for violating the Community Standards during a specific period of time, the student may be immediately separated from the College for a specific period of time after which the student may Conditions for readmission may be specified.
- College Separation: Students who have been separated from the College for a period of time must meet with the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or designee at least two weeks prior to the readmission deadline to review any outstanding sanctions and the readmission Students who have completed all assigned sanctions or made sufficient progress, as determined by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students or designee, may be conditionally approved to register for the following semester; however, students must then meet all stated requirements in order to return to the College and officially resume residency and/or coursework.
- Deferred College Dismissal: Warning that if the student is found responsible for violating the Community Standards during a specific period of time, the student may be immediately dismissed from the College.
- College Dismissal: Permanent separation of the student from the College.
- Revocation of Admission or Degree: Admission to the College or a degree awarded from the College may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or another violation of the Community Standards in obtaining the degree or for other serious violations committed by a student after admission or prior to graduation.
- Withholding Degree: The College may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the student conduct process set forth in the Student Conduct Process, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
- Student Organization Recognition in Jeopardy: A delayed removal of recognition as a recognized student Any proven violation during a specific period of time may result in the student organization's immediate loss of recognition for a specified period of time.
- Loss of Recognition: During a specific period of time, a recognized student organization may not associate itself with the College by using the College name, facilities, or other rights and privileges of recognized student organizations after which the group may reapply for recognition. There is no guarantee re-recognition will be granted. If re-recognition is granted, conditions for re recognition may be specified. Other sanctions may be imposed instead of or in addition to those specified above. In addition to the above sanctions, student conduct that warrants action within the Student Conduct Process may result in forfeiture of all Stonehill scholarships, financial aid or monies paid.
5. More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
6. A campus department, separate from the Student Conduct Process, may place a restriction on a student found responsible for violating the Community Standards such as an inability to participate in the housing selection process, restrictions for athletes, or the denial of study abroad, campus parking, or other privileges.
The Office of Community Standards seeks to provide students with a living and learning environment that reflects the values of the Stonehill community and supports the College's commitment to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual and social competencies of our students.