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Sanctions


As stated in the Code of Students Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct

The following sanctions may be imposed after proper procedures have been followed if the preponderance of the evidence establishes a violation of prohibited conduct. The following list of sanctions is not exhaustive. Hearing Boards and Hearing Officers may impose any single sanction listed or any combination of them. These agencies may impose any other sanction not foreclosed by state and/or federal law, by this Code, or by the policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. When determining disciplinary sanctions, the Hearing Board or Hearing Officer shall consider a student's past disciplinary record.

Hearing Board/Officer Sanctions

  1. Conditional Discharge: Dismissal of charges on conditions established by the disciplinary agency.
  2. Disciplinary Probation: Probationary status for a specified length of time during which a student, if found responsible for violations of policy, will be subject to more severe sanctions.
  3. Residence Hall Probation: The loss of priority in the housing assignment process and a notification that the student's housing privilege is in jeopardy.
  4. Restitution: Compensation for damages done or payment for expenses incurred as a result of the student's behavior. In most cases, this sanction should be imposed in conjunction with another sanction.
  5. Community Service: Assignment of tasks to be carried out within a specific period of time.
  6. Residence Hall or Campus Restriction: Students may be restricted from appearing in any residence hall or other area of campus. Other restrictions may be imposed such as denial of access to specified campus services or activities. A student may also be barred from the entire campus if behavior threatens the health, safety or well-being of the College community.
  7. Disciplinary Removal from Residence: Removes the student from College residence halls on either a permanent basis or for a stated period of time without refund.
  8. No Contact Order: A directive that the sanctioned student shall stay away from other student(s) and shall not in any way communicate or interact with said named student(s).
  9. Restriction Order: A directive restricting the sanctioned student from certain stated acts, activity, places, people or things.
  10. Deferred Suspension: This sanction is appropriate when the hearing officer/board has found the student/s responsible for a violation sufficient to warrant suspension. However, they feel there are mitigating circumstances warranting one final chance for the student/s. It should be noted though, that being found responsible for another violation during the period stated by the hearing officer/board, no matter how minor, will result in immediate suspension.

Recommendations to President

Hearing boards/officers may recommend the following sanctions. Only the President of the College (or designee) can impose them. Such a case is not acted upon by the President until the judicial process, to include appeal, is completed.

  1. Disciplinary Suspension:
    1. Partial suspension: exclusion from particular activities, academic or co-curricular, for a limited period of time.
    2. Full suspension: exclusion from all College activities for a limited period of time.
  2. Disciplinary Expulsion: Permanently separates the student from the College.