The following disciplinary actions may be imposed by a student conduct coordinator, conduct officer or conduct board, upon a finding that a student has violated the Code of Student Conduct
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- Official Warning. This is an official acknowledgment that the student’s behavior violated a rule(s), and indicates more severe disciplinary sanctions may result if the student is found responsible for further violations.
- Vicinity Letter. When a student under the age of twenty-one (21) is found to be in the vicinity of alcohol but not in possession of or consuming it, a Vicinity Letter may be issued. This sanction may only be given once in response to this behavior, as a warning, before additional consequences are taken.
- Residence Hall Reassignment. The student is reassigned to another room and/or hall and may be restricted from her/his former residence.
- Conduct Probation. Conduct Probation shall be for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct or University Policies during the probationary period. Any violation committed during the probationary period may result in a review of the student’s status at SUNY Brockport.
- Revocation or Denial of Recognition. Group or organization misconduct may include revocation or denial of recognition (including all privileges) from SUNY Brockport.
- Removal from the Residence Halls. The student may be required to move out of her/his residence hall and be restricted from living on campus for a specified period of time.
- Interim Measures. The student conduct officer, Title IX & university compliance officer 2 or vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or designee may impose interim measures, including loss of privileges, residence hall relocation, no contact orders, and other reasonable measures, upon learning of a possible student conduct code violation. These measures may remain in place regardless of the outcome of the case. Students have the right to challenge the terms of the interim measure(s) or request a modification, by submitting a letter, as well as other supporting documents, to the issuer within three business days. A decision will be made within five business days of the request.
Interim Suspension. An interim suspension may be implemented immediately and without prior
notice, imposed by the vice president of enrollment management and student affairs or designee: a)
to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community or for the preservation of
University property and/or b) if the student poses a significant threat of disruption of or interference
with the normal operations of the University. This is a temporary suspension during which the student shall be restricted from all or any portion of the University premises including classes, access to the residence halls or other campus facilities and/or all other University activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as determined to be appropriate by the vice president of enrollment management and student affairs or designee. These restrictions will remain in effect until the conclusion of a conduct board hearing or administrative decision, at which time conditions for reinstatement to the University may be specified.
. This is the separation of the student from the University for a definite period of time. Students who have been suspended are restricted from access to campus premises except by
written permission from the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or
designee. Conditions for readmission may be specified. ”Suspension after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation” with the period of suspension specified will appear on the student’s
Conduct Dismissal. This is the permanent separation of the student from the University without
opportunity to re-enroll in the future. Students who have been dismissed are restricted from access to
campus premises except by written permission from the vice president for enrollment management
and student affairs or designee. “Dismissal after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct
violation” will appear on the student’s transcript.
NOTE: Recommendations for interim suspension, conduct suspension and conduct dismissal are forwarded to the vice president for enrollment management and student affairs or designee.
The student conduct system promotes an educational response in an effort to enhance student development. In cases involving student organizations, the student conduct officer may consult with campus offices or national groups that provide oversight to the student organization to determine sanctions that promote safety, education and student development. In addition to the disciplinary action, the following conditions may apply:
- Developmental Experience. The student may be required to attend and/or participate in a workshop, group, program and/or other related assignment. Students will be responsible for any associated costs.
- Required Mental Health and/or Behavioral Health Assessment. The student must complete a mental health and/or behavioral health assessment, and follow through with all recommendations made as a result of the evaluation. The assessment may be done in the campus’ Counseling Center or at an accredited, community based mental health facility by a specified date. The student will be asked to sign a consent form allowing The University to verify attendance and participation.
- Behavioral Standards. The student may be required to follow clearly defined behavioral expectations and standards established by the student conduct officer. The student may be subject to further disciplinary action if s/he fails to follow such behavioral standards.
- Parental Notification. As permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the student conduct officer or designee will notify the parents of students under the age of 21 who are found responsible for alcohol and/or drug violations of the Code of Student Conduct. In addition, parents may also be notified for other violations of the Code of Student Conduct as permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- Restitution. The student may be required to compensate for loss, damage, defacement, theft, injury or unauthorized use of property. This may take the form of monetary or material replacement and/or appropriate service.
- Community Service. The student may be assigned University community service, working in a campus department, or at a specified site within the local community. Failure to complete the assignment may result in a more severe sanction.
- Restorative Justice Practices. This is an alternative approach that promotes individual responsibility and community restoration through mutually beneficial solutions that foster repair, reconciliation and the rebuilding of relationships. This process involves helping students that have been charged with a violation of the Code of Student Conduct to understand the harm they may have caused others and facilitates the development of empathy for those harmed by their behavior(s). Restorative justice may not be used in Category II, Gender Based and Sexual Misconduct cases.
Loss of Privileges. The student may be denied specific privileges for a designated period of time. The student conduct officer or designee may designate any of the following loss of privileges to students against whom no conduct charges have been brought, if there is concern for the well-being of either student(s), the community or to prevent disruption to the University community. Loss of privilege may include, but are not limited to:
- Facility Restriction. The student may be denied use of or otherwise may be restricted from specified campus facilities.
- Social Restriction. The student may be restricted from participation in University-sponsored activities for a specified period of time.
- Guest Privilege Restriction. The student may be restricted from being able to have guests on campus for a specific period of time.
- No Contact Order. This may include a directive that the parties refrain from having contact with one another, directly or through proxies, whether in person or via electronic means, and may be for a designated period of time.
- Mediation. When a case involves conflict between students, groups or organizations, the parties may be assigned to mediation by the student conduct officer. Mediation is a, confidential and non-judgmental process whereby both parties to a dispute meet with a mediator (a neutral party), who will assist them in reaching a written agreement to resolve their conflict. Students are responsible for complying with the terms of the agreement. Violated agreements will not be remediated, but may necessitate further student conduct action. Note: Mediation will not be used to resolve Category II complaints involving sexual misconduct.
- Removal from the Residence Hall System. The student may be required to move out of her/his residence hall and be restricted from living on campus for a specified period of time.
NOTE: More than one stated sanction may be imposed for any single conduct violation.
The Title IX & compliance officer will only be involved in Category II cases.
1 If a student is found “responsible” for non-consensual sexual intercourse, the University must impose either Conduct Suspension or Conduct Dismissal as a sanction