Definition of Sanctions

(Article V: Section F)

In keeping with SUNY Poly’s values, any sanctions imposed are for the purposes of maintaining and restoring the standards of the campus community, educating students and student organizations about the seriousness of their action(s), and promoting civility and positive growth, while maintaining the safety and integrity of the SUNY Poly community. The Student Code of Personal Conduct applies to the SUNY Poly sites, international and exchange programs, and off-campus student conduct. This code applies to individual students as well as student organizations. The president delegates administration of the Student Code of Personal Conduct to the provost and/or the provost’s designees.

When a student either accepts or is found responsible for the given violation(s), they will receive a status sanction and an educational sanction(s). Those are defined as follows:

Status Sanctions:

a. Warning: A notice in writing to the respondent that he/she is in violation or has violated institutional regulations.

b. Probation: A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and may result in more severe disciplinary sanctions if the respondent is found to be violating any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.

* Important additional note: In most cases, a student will receive only one (1) extension of their probation before their next case is sent to the Administrative Hearing Board for a decision of responsibility or not responsible and sanction recommendations.

c. Residence Hall Suspension: Separation of the respondent from the residence halls for a definite period of time, after which he/she is eligible to return. The respondent will be liable for all assessed room and board charges. Conditions for return may be specified.

d. Residence Hall Expulsion: Permanent separation of the respondent from the residence halls. The respondent will be liable for all assessed room and board charges.

e. SUNY Poly Suspension: Separation of the respondent from SUNY Poly for a definite period of time, after which he/she is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Respondents who are suspended during an academic semester will be withdrawn from all coursework with a (W) grade and be liable for all assessed charges including tuition, fees and room and board.

f. SUNY Poly Expulsion: Permanent separation of the respondent from SUNY Poly. Respondents who are expelled during an academic semester will be withdrawn from all coursework with a (W) grade and be liable for all assessed charges including tuition, fees and room and board.

Educational Sanctions:

a. Loss of Privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.

b. Restitution: Monetary compensation for loss or damages.

c. Community Service: Work assignments, service to SUNY Poly or other related discretionary assignments (such assignments must have the prior approval of the judicial officer).

d. Educational Paper: Respondent is required to submit a typed paper on a topic at a length specified by a judicial body.

e. Educational Requirement: Respondent may be required at their own expense to receive a substance abuse evaluation or attend a substance abuse education/treatment program, college counseling, or other educational opportunity that the judicial body deems appropriate.

f. Change in Residence Hall Assignment: Written direction to relocate a respondent to an alternative residence hall assignment.

g. Persona Non Grata Status: Exclusion from part or all of SUNY Poly premises for a specified period of time. During this time, the respondent is prohibited from entering or participating in any function within the restricted area(s).

h. No Contact Order: A directive informing a respondent that he or she is not to have any contact, direct or indirect, with one or more designated persons or group(s) through any means, including personal contact, written contact, e-mail or other electronic communication, telephone, or via third parties.

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