Lawriter - OAC - 3344-83-07 Sanctions.

3344-83-07 Sanctions.

(A) In the event that a student or student organization is found to have violated the student code by the appropriate hearing body, one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed.

(1) "Recommendation of expulsion" - recommendation to the provost for a permanent separation of the student from the university, preventing readmission to the institution. This sanction shall be recorded on the student's academic transcript if it is upheld by the provost. If the provost does not support the recommendation for expulsion, the provost may impose an alternate sanction. The provost shall respond to the recommendation within five working days after the conclusion of any appeals process.

(2) "Recommendation of suspension" - recommendation to the provost for separation of the student from the university for a specified period. This sanction shall be recorded on the student's academic transcript if it is upheld by the provost. If the provost does not support the recommendation for suspension, the provost may impose an alternate sanction. The provost shall respond to the recommendation within five working days after the conclusion of any appeals process.

(3) "Disciplinary probation" - formal written warning that the conduct is in violation of university policies. The continued enrollment of the student depends upon the maintenance of satisfactory behavior during the specified period of probation.

(4) "Reprimand" - a written statement placed in the student's disciplinary file of the student or student organization to be kept in the department of student life, or an oral statement of the violation of university rules and regulations.

(5) "Restitution" - a requirement that the student or student organization reimburse the university or another person or entity for damages.

(6) "Restriction" - temporary or permanent loss of privileges for the use of any or all university facilities and/or services.

(7) "Community service" - a requirement that the student or student organization render a designated amount of specified service to the university and/or the community.

(8) "Counseling" - a requirement that the student meet with a professional staff member of the university's counseling center and comply with the recommendations of the counseling center professional staff.

(9) "Holds" - annotations on student records indicating that the student is not in good standing due to a student conduct code violation. When a hold is placed on a record, the registrar may prohibit the student from registering, or receiving an official transcript or a diploma unless the appropriate university official placing the hold releases it, in all or part.

(10) "Recommendation of suspension of status" - recommendation to the student life committee of faculty senate for suspension of the recognized or registered status of a student organization for a specified or indefinite period of time.

(11) "Recommendation of termination of status" recommendation to the student life committee of faculty senate for termination of the recognized or registered status of a student organization.

(12) "Other" - other sanctions may be imposed as appropriate instead of or in addition to those specified in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(11) of this rule, as deemed necessary by the hearing body.

(B) Interim sanctions

(1) In circumstances involving a significant risk of substantial harm to persons or property or serious disruption of the educational process, an interim suspension may be imposed during the judicial process through any appeal. In such circumstances, the provost or the provost's designee may order an interim suspension of the student or student organization. The procedure set forth in this paragraph does not apply if the basis for the interim suspension is conduct that may constitute a violation under paragraph (C) or (D) of rule 3344-83-04 or paragraph (E) of rule 3344-83-04 of the Administrative Code where the violation involves stalking, relationship violence or domestic violence. Interim suspensions related to those violations will be determined and reviewed through the procedures issued by the office for institutional equity for investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment.

(2) Within twenty-four hours of such suspension, or as soon as possible prior to such action, the provost or provost's designee shall cause notice of the suspension, explaining why the suspension cannot await a hearing. The notice shall be delivered in person whenever possible. If it is not possible to deliver the notice in person, it should be emailed and mailed by regular and certified mail to the last known address and university email address of the student or student organization and to the university appeal board. The student or student organization will be given three working days from the date the letter was sent to submit a written response to the notice to the judicial affairs officer. Within three working days of receipt of the response of the student or student organization, or the date the response was due if no response was received, the university appeal board shall review the facts and the reasons for the suspension, and any written material submitted by the student or the student organization, and shall make recommendations to the provost as to whether or not the suspension under this provision should remain in effect prior to the final determination of the case by the judicial board or SCO. Within three working days of receipt of the recommendation, the provost or designee shall make the final decision as to whether to affirm or revoke the suspension. If the suspension is revoked, other interim measures may be imposed.

Effective: 8/1/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 111.15
Rule Amplifies: 3344
Prior Effective Dates: 12/14/80, 12/1/93, 11/28/01, 8/30/05, 8/17/14