In determining appropriate sanctions, consideration may be given to:
a. the nature of, severity of, and circumstances surrounding the violation,
b. the student's acceptance of responsibility;
c. conduct history of the student or organization;
d. the impact of a sanction on a student;
e. previous cases involving similar conduct; and
f. any other information deemed relevant by the hearing body or the Director of Student Conduct.
Conduct officers, boards and councils may make recommendations of sanctions for students who have accepted responsibility or been found in violation of this Code. These recommendations shall be reviewed by the Director of Student Conduct, or the Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Dean for Campus Life in the event that the Director of Student Conduct is the assigned conduct officer or chair of the Council. Based on this review, the recommended sanctions or sanctions of greater or lesser severity may be imposed.
The dean of the school in which a student is enrolled will be advised of any decision resulting in the student’s suspension or expulsion.
The following sanctions, singularly or in combination, may be imposed upon any student or organization found to have violated this Code.
a. Expulsion: permanent separation of the student from the institution. An expelled student will be removed from all classes and not permitted to re-enroll. Expulsion will be reflected on the student's dean certification. Expelled students may be barred from campus following their expulsion.
b. Suspension: temporary separation of the student from the institution for a period of time. A suspended student will be removed from all classes and not permitted to re-enroll while the suspension is in effect. Suspension may either be definite -for a specific period of time, such as a number of semesters- or indefinite, meaning the suspension is in effect until certain conditions are met by the student that allow for readmission. Suspension will be reflected on the student's dean certification. Suspended students may be barred from campus and/or from utilizing campus services during the term of their suspension.
c. Disciplinary Probation: formal recognition that the student is not currently in good disciplinary standing with the University. Probation may impact the student's eligibility to participate in certain programs or services. Probation may either be definite -for a specific period of time, such as a number of semesters- or indefinite, meaning the probation is in effect until certain conditions are met by the student that allow for readmission. Disciplinary probation will be reflected on the student's dean certification.
d. Organizational Suspension or Dissolution: restriction for a specified time period from activities sponsored, co-sponsored, performed, or attended by an organization's members, or complete loss of University recognition of an organization.
e. Formal Warning: a notice in writing to the student that the student has violated institutional regulations and must cease and not repeat the inappropriate action.
f. Loss of Privileges: denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time. This sanction may include, for example, denial of the right to represent the University in such things as student leadership capacities or sports teams, denial of the use of campus facilities, or denial of parking privileges, or loss of privileges to participate in organizations, activities, or events.
g. Housing Restriction/Relocation
h. No Contact Order: prohibition against having any form of contact with another student for a defined period of time. Such contact includes in person communications, telephone calls, e-mails, or sending messages through a third party.
i. Restitution: compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of service, monetary compensation or material replacement.
j. Mandated Community Service: completion of either a specific number of hours of community service or the completion of a specified number of service projects under the direction of the Volunteer Emory Office. Independent service projects may also be approved at the discretion of the Director of Student Conduct.
k. Educational Projects/Initiatives: projects, classes or assignments designated to educate a student or organization in connection with the effects of his/her behavior.
l. Other: other sanctions as deemed appropriate by a hearing body and approved by the Director of Student Conduct.
The University reserves the right to place a hold on the diploma, degree certification, official transcripts, or registration of the accused student even though he or she may have completed all academic requirements. The diploma, degree certification, official transcripts, or registration may be withheld until any allegations of misconduct are resolved and/or sanctions as well as other conduct obligations completed.