Student Life

Sanctions

Sanctions are intended to assist students in improving their judgment and in strengthening the integrity of the whole University community. Failure to fulfill sanction requirements and/or meet sanction deadlines is considered an additional violation that may result in further disciplinary action, which may include fines as well as additional sanctions.

Penalties for being found responsible for violating one or more University policies include, but are not limited to
 
  • Restitution: Financial restitution for policy violations will be required when a violation involves theft, damage to property, or for administrative fees.
  • Reprimand: A reprimand may be issued to the student that his/her conduct was in violation of one or more University policies and that further misconduct may result in additional disciplinary action.
  • Warning: A formal warning may be issued to the student that his/her conduct was in violation of one or more University policies and that further misconduct may result in additional disciplinary sanctions, including but not limited to, final warning.
  • Educational Sanction: These projects or programs are designed to educate the student through experiences that enhance personal growth, improve understanding of the community and University policies, and/or contribute to the larger community outside of the University. Examples include, but are not limited to, completion of research papers; University service; attendance at educational programs; meetings with staff to discuss decision making, avoiding aggressive behavior, or other applicable topics; required assessments by the Counseling Center.
  • Loss of Privileges: The denial of certain privileges for a specified period of time may be imposed. Examples include, but are not limited to, being banned from residence halls and/or the entire campus; loss of the ability to host visitors in residence hall rooms; and restricted access to the University campus, certain facilities, and/or services, such as the shuttle.
  • Final Warning: A severe warning may be issued indicating that further violations of University policies may result in further disciplinary sanctions, including but not limited to, disciplinary probation.
  • Disciplinary Probation*: A final warning indicating that further violations of University policies may result in suspension or dismissal. In addition, disciplinary probation includes the loss of privileges, including but not limited to, participation in University athletics, or as an officer in a student club/organization and any University-compensated leadership position.
  • Suspension*: This is the termination of the student’s enrollment for a specified period of time, ordinarily no less than one full academic semester.
  • Expulsion*: This is the immediate and permanent termination of the student’s enrollment.
 
The following sanctions may be used in conjunction with other sanctions for members of the Marymount University residential community. The sanctions are concerned with promoting appropriate living standards within the residence halls.
 
  • Deferred Loss of Housing*: Any further violations of University policies, of any kind, will result in the student’s immediate removal from Marymount University housing, ordinarily for no less than one full academic semester.
  • Loss of Housing*: Some violations warrant cancellation of the student’s housing contract for a time period to be determined by the judicial officer, ordinarily no less than one full academic semester. Availability of on-campus housing after the completion of the sanction is not guaranteed.
 
* When a student is financially dependent on parent(s), guardian(s), or financial sponsor(s), the parent(s), guardian(s), or sponsor(s) will be notified when the student is judicially dismissed, judicially suspended, placed on disciplinary probation, or sanctioned with deferred loss or loss of housing.

Students who are suspended or expelled must leave campus upon notification of the decision and may not visit campus or attend University activities without permission of the Office of the Dean for Student Development. Any student who is suspended is expected to comply fully with the suspension policy and avoid further violations in order to return to the University at the end of the suspension period. Unlike other penalties, disciplinary probation, suspension and expulsion become part of the student’s permanent record; however, they do not appear on his/her transcript.