THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
ARTICLE IV. STUDENT CONDUCT PROCEDURES
Section G. Sanctions
If the respondent is found in violation of any policy, sanctioning will occur. A conduct sanction imposed or other action taken by any Student Conduct Body shall become effective upon written notification to the respondent. The notification will be provided by personal delivery, or by certified or regular US mail delivery to the respondent. Notification will also be sent to the respondent's official University email address. The hearing outcome may be appealed according to Artivle IV. I. If the respondent files a request for appeal with the Office of Student Conduct, and if the appeal is denied, the sanction(s) shall take effect upon exhaustion of the appeals process and shall be retroactive to the effective date stated in the original notification to the respondent.
- The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student respondent that has been found responsible for a violation of The Student Code of Conduct. Sanctions are typically issued in a progressive fashion, however each situation differs, and the severity of a violation and the impact on the campus community will be taken into consideration in determining a sanction.
(a) Warning: A written notification statement that the student is violating or has violated The Student Code of Conduct. Continuation or repetition of inappropriate conduct may be cause for more severe student conduct action. A warning will remain in effect for a period not to exceed one (1) academic year.
(b) Conduct Probation: Notice in writing that the violation of The Student Code of Conduct is serious, flagrant, or a repeated violation of policy and a warning that any subsequent violation(s) of University regulations may result in suspension or expulsion and/or imposition of restrictions or conditions consistent with the offense committed and the rehabilitation of the student.
(c) Conduct Probation with Restrictions: Notice in writing that the violation of University regulations is a serious, flagrant, or repeated violation, and a warning that any subsequent violation(s) of The Student Code of Conduct may result in suspension or expulsion. In addition, an order preventing the student from holding University elective office, student employment, participating in any intercollegiate activity or sport, participating in any University sponsored program/organization, or representing the University in any other manner will be attached to this sanction.
(d) Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement and may be required in addition to other sanctions as described in this section.
(e) Academic/Developmental Sanctions: Other sanctions may be imposed instead of, or in addition to, those specified above, e.g., community service, counseling, educational assignments.
(f) Deferred Suspension: Separation of the student from the University and/or residence halls is deferred for a specified period (not to exceed one (1) academic year). If the student is found in violation of any subsequent violations of The Student Code of Conduct, the suspension takes effect immediately and may not be appealed. Additional sanctions appropriate to the new violation may also be issued.
(g) Residential Suspension: Separation of the student from the residential facilities for a specified period of time (not to exceed one (1) academic year), after which time the student is eligible to return. During the suspension period, the student is prohibited from accessing any University residential facilities.
(h) University Suspension: Separation of the student from the University for a specified period of time (not to exceed one (1) academic year), after which time the student is eligible to return. During the suspension period, the student does not have access to the University and is prohibited from participating in any academic or other University activities.
(i) Residential Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the residential facilities. An expulsion denies the student access to all University residential facilities on a permanent basis.
(j) University Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the University. An expulsion denies the student the right to participate in any academic or University activities on a permanent basis.
(k) Revocation of Admission and/or Degree: Revocation of admission to or awarding of a degree from the University for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of University standards in obtaining the degree, or for serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
(l) Withholding Degree: Withholding the awarding of a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in The Student Code of Conduct, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
(m) Fines: Fines for violations of The Student Code of Conduct will be assessed and charged to the student’s account. A list of fines for all violations will be determined at the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Student Experience who will submit a list of the fines structure to the YSU Board of Trustees for approval on an annual basis. The fines structure must be included as a part of The Student Code of Conduct when published and presented to students.
- More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
- The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:
(a) Those sanctions as outlined in Article IV. Section G. (a. through m.).
(b) Deactivation: Loss of all privileges, including University recognition, for a specified period of time.
- In each case in which a Student Conduct Body determines that a student and/or group/organization has violated The Student Code of Conduct, the sanction(s) shall be determined and imposed by the same Student Conduct Body. The Student Conduct Administrator shall be responsible for recommending sanctions to the hearing panel and for ensuring that sanctions imposed by the hearing panel and Conduct Officers are consistent with the violation and sanctions imposed for similar violations.
Article I. Rights And Responsibilities
Article IV. Student Conduct Procedures
Section A. General
Section B. Student Conduct Conference
Section C. Student Conduct Board Hearing
Section D. Hearing Procedures
Section E. Student Rights and Responsibilities
Section F. Reasonable Accommodations for Student with Disabilities
Section G. Sanctions
Section H. Interim Measures
Section I. Appeals
Section J. Conduct Procedures for University Housing
Section K. Student Conduct Record
Section L. Special Procedures
Article V. Academic Dishonesty
Article VI. Ohio Revised Code Section 3345.22: “1219” Hearing Process
Section A. Background: Disruptive Behavior and the
Section B. Definition of a Crime of Violence
Section C. Jurisdiction of the “1219” Hearing
Section D. “1219” Hearing Process
Section E. Burden of Proof