Sanctions

 44.  After a finding that a violation of the Code has occurred, a record of previous disciplinary sanctions together with a finding of misconduct in a current charge will be taken into consideration by the student conduct body to determine the appropriate disciplinary sanction.  Repeat violators shall be subject to more severe disciplinary sanctions.

       One or more of the sanctions listed below may be imposed upon a finding of misconduct:

       A. Restitution: Respondent is held responsible for reimbursement for destruction of, damage to, theft of, or misappropriation or misuse of College property or personal property of others, or costs related to personal injury or loss.  Restitution may not always be in monetary terms, but may take the form of service or work.

       B. Warning: Respondent receives official notice, in writing, of misconduct and attendant sanctions together with the admonition that further misconduct may be cause for more severe disciplinary action.

      C. Disciplinary probation: The respondent will receive official written notice of misconduct, with the additional admonition that further violation of the Code, within a stated period of time, not to exceed one calendar year, shall constitute reason for consideration of the most severe disciplinary action, namely suspension or expulsion.  Disciplinary Probation may carry with it certain conditions or terms appropriate to the violation, such as suspension from participation in specific campus activities (e.g., athletics, extracurricular and social activities, programs or services provided by the College, employment within the College), restrictions on the entry and use of campus facilities, and prescribed conduct such as service or work to benefit the College community or participation in referral and assessment programs or services.

  1. A student or student organization charged with a violation of the Code during a term of Disciplinary Probation will be subject to a disciplinary hearing before the Dean of Students or designee and will be charged with violation of Section 43.G. and 44.C. as well as charges that attend to the specific allegation of a violation(s) of the Code.
  2. A student or student organization charged with a violation of a condition(s) of Disciplinary Probation will be subject to a disciplinary hearing before the Dean of Students or designee.  The subject of the hearing will be limited to the issues surrounding whether or not the condition(s) of disciplinary probation has been met.
  3. Students or student organizations denied access to specific grounds and facilities of the College as a result of disciplinary action who violate the terms of access may be subject to arrest for trespass and further disciplinary action.

   D. Deferred suspension: The implementation of suspension may be deferred during further good behavior.  Any such deferral will be lifted and the deferred sanction implemented automatically upon further similar misconduct or other serious misconduct by the respondent.

   E. Suspension:  The respondent’s status as a student at the College and all attendant privileges is terminated for a specific period of time not to exceed two calendar years.  At the end of the specified period, the student may apply for readmission to the College. Conditions for application for readmission may be imposed by the hearing body/officer or readmitting officer.

        All students suspended from enrollment as a result of student disciplinary action must meet with the Dean of Students or designee prior to applying for academic reinstatement or readmission to the College.

    F. Expulsion:  The respondent’s status as a student at the College, and all attendant privileges, is terminated for an indefinite period of time.  Conditions for readmission, if any, shall be stated in the written notice of expulsion. 

    G. Sanctions may carry with it certain conditions or terms appropriate to the violation, such as suspension from participation in specific campus activities (e.g., athletics, extracurricular and social activities, programs or services provided by the College, employment within the College), restrictions on the entry and use of campus facilities, and prescribed conduct such as service or work to benefit the College community or participation in referral and assessment programs or services. 

    Students or student organizations who enter the grounds and facilities of the College after access to the campus has been revoked as a result of a disciplinary hearing may be subject to arrest for trespass and further disciplinary action.

    Academic disqualification may occur as a consequence of a disciplinary action, in which case, the student may contact his/her academic dean’s office concerning College policies related to academic reinstatement.

    A respondent who withdraws from SUNY Oswego while a disciplinary action is pending is prohibited from access to College facilities and grounds and College-sponsored activities and events pending the outcome of said disciplinary action.  Students may not be reinstated nor readmitted to the College until the disciplinary action is completed and related sanctions, if any, are satisfied, or terms of completion of the related sanctions are approved by the Dean of Students or designee.

   Students who are dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons prior to the end of an academic term shall be liable for all tuition and fees due for that term, in accordance with SUNY Policy on Billing, Refunds, Collection and Write-offs for Tuition, Fees and Other Charges, Section II. B. 2.