THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Article IV. Student Conduct Procedures
Section G. Sanctions
If the student or student group/organization is found responsible for a violation of a policy sanctions will be issued. 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 sent to the respondent’s official University email account. In cases involving a student group/organization notification will be sent to the official University email account for the President or student group/organization leader. The decision of a Student Conduct Body may be appealed, as outlined in ARTICLE IV. I. of this document. If the respondent files a request for appeal, and if the appeal is denied, the sanction 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 who 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 many factors, including the severity of the violation and the impact of the violation on the campus community will be taken into consideration in determining sanctioning.
(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 increased sanctioning.
(b) Conduct Probation: Notice in writing that the violation of The Student Code of Conduct is serious and that any subsequent violation of University regulations may result in imposition of additional restrictions or conditions, suspension, or expulsion.
(c) Conduct Probation with Restrictions: Notice in writing that the violation of University regulations is serious and that any subsequent violation 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, or monetary or material replacement.
(e) Educational Sanctions: Other sanctions may be imposed instead of, or in addition to, those specified above. These may include community service, counseling, educational assignments, or other similar sanctions designed to assist the respondent in reflecting upon their behavior and the impact of their behavior on self or others.
(f) Deferred Suspension: Separation of the student from the University and/or residence halls is deferred for a specified period of time. If the student is found responsible for any subsequent violations of The Student Code of Conduct, the suspension takes effect immediately and may not be appealed.
(g) Residence Hall Suspension: Separation of the student from the residence halls for a specified period of time after which time the student is eligible to return. During the suspension period, the student is prohibited from accessing any University housing facilities. This may include residential dining facilities.
(h) University Suspension: Separation of the student from the University for a specified period of time after which time the student is eligible to return. During the suspension period, the student does not have access to the University, including any campus facilities, any campus programs or activities, and any class sessions. This may include residential dining facilities.
(i) Residence Hall Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls. An expulsion denies the student access to all University housing facilities on a permanent basis. This may include residential dining facilities.
(j) University Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the University. An expulsion denies the student access to the University, including any campus facilities, any campus programs or activities, and any class sessions 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 student groups/organizations:
(a) Those sanctions as outlined in ARTICLE IV. G. 1. (a) through (m) of this document.
(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 or student 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 ensuring that sanctions imposed by hearing panels and Conduct Officers are consistent with the violation and sanctions imposed for similar violations in other similar cases.
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
Section A. Academic Integrity Conference
Section B. Failure to Appear, Respond, or Sign
Section C. Academic Grievance Committee Referrals
Section D. Academic Grievance Subcommittee Membership
Section E. Academic Grievance Committee Hearing Procedures
Section F. Rights of Hearing Participants
Section G. Deliberation and Findings
Section H. Appeals
Section I. Sanctions
Section J. Role of the Student Conduct Administrator
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