Disciplinary Sanctions (Non-Academic)

ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS:  The specific policies on academic and non-academic grievances as well as plagiarism and cheating for graduate students are found in the Academic Regulations section of the 2009-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate School Catalog.

Sanctions for violation of University regulations are described in the following statements.

  1. “Dismissal from the University”:
    University dismissal is an involuntary permanent separation of a student from the University. A student dismissed for disciplinary reasons is not considered, in terms of personal conduct, to have left the University in good standing.
  2. “Suspension from the University”:
    University suspension is an involuntary separation of a student from the University that specifies a time limit and the conditions to be met before a student may request reinstatement. A student suspended for disciplinary reasons is not considered to be in good standing in terms of personal conduct by the University. Students returning to the University after suspension may be placed on disciplinary probation for up to one full academic year. Students returning to the University after suspension may be required to live in the residence halls for up to one full academic year.
  3. “Disciplinary Probation”:
    Disciplinary probation is a status between good standing and suspension or dismissal from the University. It specifies a time period during which the student is not considered to be in good standing in terms of personal conduct but may remain enrolled under specified conditions according to University policies. If the conditions are fulfilled during the time period, the probation is lifted and the student is returned to good standing. If the conditions are not fulfilled, the student will be dismissed, suspended, or the probation may be extended, as appropriate in a given case. Students found in violation of further infractions of the Standards of Conduct while on disciplinary probation may face suspension or dismissal. Rulings in these instances shall be made by the Center for Residential Living and Leadership.
  4. “Censure”:
    Censure indicates misconduct more serious than a warning, but not serious enough for probation and loss of good standing, and shall continue for a specified time. Another violation while under censure can lead to more serious disciplinary sanctions.
  5. “Fines or Restitution”:
    A student may be fined or assessed restitution for violating a University regulation.
  6. “Referrals”:
    A student may be referred to an appropriate University or community resource for special assistance or information if it is felt there may be a possibility of altering the student’s unacceptable behavior.
  7. “Campus or Community Assistance Requirement”:
    An individual or group may be assigned to perform a task or spend a specified number of hours in a supervised campus or community project.
  8. “Banning”:
    An individual student or group of students may be banned, when appropriate, from any or all building or grounds owned or operated by the University, or from any University program or activity, for a specified amount of time. Any student suspended or dismissed from the University is banned from the University during the period of his/her sanction. (For a definition of these properties owned or operated by the University, contact the Bradley Police Department.)
  9. “Other dispositions”:
    At the conclusion of any case in which a student is found not responsible, the charges will be dismissed.
  10. “Parental Notification”:
    A student who is dismissed or suspended will be required to notify his/her parent or legal guardian of the fact and the reasons. If the parent or legal guardian is not notified by the student within a reasonable amount of time, the Executive Director of the Center for Residential Living and Leadership will make the notification. A student under the age of 21 who is found in violation of the University’s policies on the use and/or possession of illegal drugs or paraphernalia will be required to notify his/her parents or legal guardian. A student under the age of 21 who is found responsible for a violation involving alcohol misuse or abuse may also be required to notify his/her parent or legal guardian.
  11. A student who is dismissed or suspended is subject to the refund policy as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog under “Complete Official Withdrawal”.