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Sanctions

Marymount University sanctions are divided into four general categories: status, educational, restrictive, and housing sanctions. Most violation will result in a status sanction and one or more educational sanction. Sanctions are determined based upon the severity of the violation, past conduct history, and any aggravating or mitigating factors. One or more of following sanctions may be imposed upon any student for any single violation of the Community Conduct Code:

Status Sanctions

Status sanctions are an indication of the student’s relationship with the University. The status sanction typically escalates with each offense. Though it is not necessary that a first sanction begin with a warning, sanctions are determined based upon the nature of the offense after reviewing aggravating and mitigating factors. As well, status sanctions do not always need to escalate; at the discretion of the hearing officer, a student may remain at the same status. Certain status sanctions involve parental notification. Status sanctions are warning, final warning, disciplinary probation, suspension, and expulsion. 

Educational and Restorative Sanctions

Educational and restorative sanctions are designed to enhance the educational outcomes of the student conduct program. Educational and restorative sanctions frequently serve repair harm to individuals or communities, provide additional education on a given subject, or aid students in considering their educational and personal goals and priorities.

Restrictive Sanctions

Restrictive sanctions modify a student’s privileges on-campus. These sanctions are typically not the primary sanctions used by the University. However, repeated or serious violations may warrant one or more restrictive sanctions.

University Housing Sanctions

University housing sanctions are imposed when a student’s behavior also violates the terms and conditions of their housing license agreement.

More detailed information about these sanctions may be found in the Community Conduct Code.

Sanctioning Model for Alcohol and Drugs

The matrix below is provided for general reference. There are a variety of mitigating and aggravating factors, such as non-compliance, injury of self or others, disorderly conduct, or disrespectful behavior towards documenting staff, that may affect a hearing officer's decision. 
Possession or consumption by a person under 21 or being present where a person under the age a 21 is consuming.
1st Violation 2nd Violation 3rd Violation
Final Warning and Alcohol Education Class Disciplinary Probation, Deferred Loss of Housing (if applicable), and Educational Sanction Extension of Disciplinary Probation, Loss of Housing, and Educational Sanction
More serious alcohol violations, such as providing alcohol to minors, possessing a common source (e.g., a keg), and alcohol transports
1st Violation 2nd Violation
Disciplinary Probation, Deferred Loss of Housing (if applicable), Alcohol Education Class, and Educational Sanction Extension of Disciplinary Probation, Loss of Housing, and Educational Sanction
Possession or use of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia or being present where a person possesses or uses marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia
1st Violation 2nd Violation
Disciplinary Probation, Deferred Loss of Housing (if applicable), Alcohol Education Class, and Educational Sanction Extension of Disciplinary Probation, Loss of Housing, and Educational Sanction
 

Possession or use of drugs other than marijuana

Cases involving the possession or use of other illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications will be decided on a case by case basis. Factors that may be considered include but are not limited to, the student's actions to seek assistance for drug abuse, quantity of the drug, manner in which the drug was obtained, and involvement of Arlington County Police.

Distribution of Drugs

The distribution of drugs will result in suspension with return upon length of time and satisfaction of additional condition or expulsion from the University. 


 

Chris Fiorello, Director
Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity

Gerard Hall, Room 1028
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

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