Outcomes

Students or student groups and organizations who have violated the Student Code of Conduct and receive imposed sanctions are considered to be not in Good Standing with the Office of Student Conduct. Good Standing includes a requirement that all matters pending before the Office of Student Conduct have been fully and finally resolved including, but not limited to, full satisfaction of any disciplinary sanctions imposed or active status (period of observation and review) has been lifted.

Students or student groups and organizations who are not in good standing may be ineligible to participate in College activities or programs, hold positions with campus offices and/or organizations, or run for or hold certain campus-wide leadership positions.

Disciplinary Warning

An official written notification that the student has violated College policies and their behavior is counter to the expectations in the student code of conduct. No other specific action is taken unless further misconduct occurs.

Disciplinary Probation

A student’s status is not in good standing with the College. A designated period of time for observation and review, not to exceed one (1) calendar year, during which the student must demonstrate the willingness and ability to comply with College policies and stipulated requirements. Disciplinary Probation status may impact a student’s ability to participate in college activities or programs, hold positions with campus offices and/or organizations, or run for or hold certain campus-wide leadership positions. Failure to meet the conditions or terms of probation or further infraction of college policy, may result in more severe sanctions, including suspension or expulsion from the College.

 

Deferred Suspension

A student’s status is not in good standing with the College.  A designated period of time for observation and review, not to exceed two (2) calendar years, during which the student must demonstrate the willingness and ability to comply with College policies and stipulated requirements. Deferred Suspension status may impact a student’s ability to participate in college activities or programs, hold positions with campus offices and/or organizations, or run for or hold certain campus-wide leadership positions. Failure to meet the conditions or terms of deferment or further infraction of college policy, shall result in more severe sanctions, namely suspension or expulsion from the College.

Suspension

Separation from the College and all attendant privileges is terminated for a specific period of time not to exceed two (2) calendar years. Conditions for re-admission to the College may be contingent upon satisfaction of specific conditions noted at the time of suspension. The student is required to vacate the campus within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended upon application to, and at the discretion of the Dean of Students or designee. During the suspension period, the student is banned from College property, functions, events and activities without prior written approval from the Director of Student Conduct. This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary. [This sanction will be noted as a Conduct Suspension on the student’s official academic transcript]

Expulsion

Termination of a student’s enrollment, including all attendant privileges, and permanent separation from the College. Conditions for readmission, if any, shall be stated in the written notice of expulsion. The student is required to vacate the campus within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended upon application to, and at the discretion of, the Dean of Students or designee. The student is banned from College property and the student’s presence at any College-sponsored activity or event is prohibited. This action may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary. [This sanction will be noted as a Conduct Expulsion on the student’s official academic transcript]

Restitution

Compensation for damage caused to, theft of, or misappropriate or misuse of College property or the personal property of others. This is not a fine but, rather, a repayment for labor costs and/or the value of property destroyed, damaged, consumed, or stolen. Restitution can be monetary, but may also take the form of service or work.

College Housing Removal

Removal from College housing for a specified period of time or the student’s privilege to live in, or visit, any College residence hall is revoked indefinitely. Under this sanction, a student is required to vacate College housing within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended at the discretion of, the Director of Student Conduct or designee. This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action if deemed necessary. Students found in violation of the terms of this sanction may also be arrested for trespassing. Conditions for re-admission to College housing, if any, may be specified.

Loss of Priveleges

 A student’s status is not in good standing with the College and will be denied certain privileges for a specified period of time or revoked indefinitely. Specific limitations or exceptions may be granted by the Director of Student Conduct and terms of this conduct sanction may include, but are not limited to, student leadership positions, ineligibility to hold any office in any student organization recognized by the College or hold an elected or appointed office at the College, ineligibility to represent the College to anyone outside the College community in any way including, participating in the study abroad program, attending conferences, or representing the College at an official function, event or intercollegiate competition as a player.


Organizational Sanctions

Student Groups or Organizations who have been suspended may apply for reinstatement. Re-recognition is possible but not guaranteed and will only be considered after the end of the suspension period and based on meeting all re-recognition criteria and obtaining clearance from the College. Any evidence that members of a student group or organization have attempted to sustain an unofficial student group or organization will result in individual charges and will postpone the group or organizations ability to be reinstated or registered in the future.

Formal Reprimand

An official notification to the student group or organization explaining that they have violated College policy and are at risk for deactivation, de-recognition and/or loss of all privileges. Any further misconduct may result in more severe sanctions, including temporary or permanent deactivation from the College.

Organizational Probation

The student group or organization is deemed not in good conduct standing with the College. The duration of any probationary period will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Any further violations of College policy while on probation may result in more serious consequences being imposed. Some of the restrictions that may be placed on the student group or organization during the probationary period include, but are not limited to: ability to host a party or philanthropy event, eligibility to receive any College award or honorary recognition, participate in activities or events, represent the College and any travel in connection with such representation, participate in recruitment/intake or receive a new member class, maintain membership or representation of the organization on the governing council, utilize College facilities/grounds, participate in competitions, or receive future institutional funding.

Organization Deferred Suspension

The student group or organization will be officially suspended from the College, but the suspension will be deferred, meaning that the student group or organization may continue to function at this time. Failure to meet the conditions or terms of deferment or further infraction of college policy, shall result in more severe sanctions, namely suspension or expulsion from the College.

Organizational Suspension

The student group or organization is no longer recognized by the College for a designated period of time. During the suspension period, a student group or organization may not conduct any formal or informal business, or participate in College related activities, whether they occur on or off campus. This includes, but is not limited to: ability to host a party or philanthropy event, eligibility to receive any College award or honorary recognition, participate in activities or events, represent the College and any travel in connection with such representation, participate in recruitment/intake or receive a new member class, maintain membership or representation of the organization on the governing council, utilize College facilities/grounds, participate in competitions, or receive future institutional funding.

Organizational Expulsion

The student group or organization will permanently lose its College recognition and/or registration and is ineligible to utilize College resources including facilities and financial support.


Administrative Actions

Under the Code of Conduct, interim actions can include separation from the institution, denied access to college housing or restrictions on participation in the community, including class attendance for any student or organization, pending the outcome of a hearing. Those who violate the terms of an interim action may be subject to more severe disciplinary action and/or arrested for trespassing.

Interim Suspension

Interim Suspension may be implemented by the President or designee when the presence or alleged action of a student or student organization may pose an imminent threat to the safety of the campus community or any of its members, to preserve College property, the student or student organization poses a threat of disruption or interference with the normal operations of the College, or can reasonably be deemed to expose the campus community or any of its members to additional harm in a future context.

No Contact Orders

No Contact Orders are directives issued by the Dean of Students or designee or University Police prohibiting communication between or among designated students. No Contact Orders are issued when, in the judgment of the Dean of Students, there is reason to believe that an order would be in the best interest of all parties and the community for maintaining peace and safety. No Contact Orders prohibit all forms of communication between designated students, direct or indirect, written, electronic or through a third party.

Authority

No Contact Orders differ from court imposed restraining orders and do not guarantee that designated parties will avoid sightings or passing interactions on the campus or in the local community. In some circumstances, No Contact Orders may restrict a student from parts of the campus except for required academic activities. Students who are concerned about personal safety should contact University Police or local police. Students who have questions about No Contact Orders may request a meeting to speak with the Dean of Students.

Policy Review of No Contact Orders

Both the reporting party and the accused shall, upon request and consistent with SUNY Oswego policies and procedures, be afforded a prompt review, reasonable under the circumstances, of the need for and terms of a no contact order, including potential modification, and shall be allowed to submit evidence in support of his or her request. SUNY Oswego may establish an appropriate schedule for the reporting party and the accused to access applicable buildings and property at a time when such buildings and property are not being accessed by the reporting individual. Modification to the terms of a No Contact Order is at the discretion of the Dean of Students. Involved parties requesting a review should contact the Dean of Students office by phone at (315) 312-5483 or via email at deanofstudents@oswego.edu.