FPU has determined there to be four levels of misconduct. Violations of values and behavioral expectations are reviewed by a university official who assigns the situation to the appropriate level and forwards the case to a university official, a CJC or SJB. The four levels are as follows:

Level I

Conduct generally deemed “Level I” includes but is not necessarily limited to the following: quiet hours, visitation, pets, pranks, candles, issues of modesty in relation to speech, attire and interpersonal relationships, disrespect to individuals and/or property, possession or viewing of inappropriate materials, violations to the acceptable use of technology policy, minor safety and health issues, smoking on campus, and minor alcohol violations characterized by negligent possession without the intent to consume, being in the presence of others using illegal drugs or consuming alcohol on campus, and/or being in the presence of underage alcohol consumption on or off campus.

Minimum Consequence: Warning, restitution (if applicable) and potentially one or more of the following: educational consequences, behavioral contract, community service, fee or loss of privileges.

Level II

Conduct of a more serious or difficult nature generally begins at Level II. Conduct generally deemed “Level II” includes but is not necessarily limited to the accumulation or repeat offences of Level I violations and/or the following: inappropriate dating/relationship behavior, vandalism, theft, possession or consumption of illegal substances/drugs, alcohol violations related to underage possession or consumption, and alcohol violations characterized by consumption and/or possession of alcohol with willful intent to consume on campus or at university related functions off-campus, etc.

Minimum Consequence: Restitution (if applicable) and at least two or more of the following: educational consequences, behavioral contract, community service, fine, loss of privileges, disciplinary probation, and deferred suspension. Students should expect that alcohol violations at level II will result in a minimum fee of $50 to be used to fund alcohol education programs at FPU.

Level III

Issues of this type are among the most serious violations to the University’s standards. Violations at this level include but are not necessarily limited to following and the accumulation or repeat of Level II violations: harassment, hazing, assault, theft, situations related to serious personal safety and the wellbeing others, repeated offences related to possession or consumption of illegal substances/drugs, providing a location for underage students to consume alcohol, providing alcohol to underage students and/or acts of premeditated assistance to underage students consuming alcohol, alcohol violations related to underage possession or consumption, and alcohol violations characterized by consumption and/or possession of alcohol with willful intent to consume on campus or at university related functions off-campus, etc.

Minimum Consequence: If applicable restitution and at least three or more of the following: educational consequences, behavioral contract, community service, fine, loss of privileges, disciplinary probation, and deferred suspension. Students should expect that alcohol violations at level III will result in a minimum fee of $100 to be used to fund alcohol education programs at FPU.

Level IV

In instances of extreme conduct, the university reserves the right to review student behavior and respond to student behavior administratively. Such instances of extreme behavior include but are not limited to substantial disruptions to the institutional mission, substantial disruption to the educational process, undue risk to persons and property, threats against persons or property, etc.

Minimum Consequence: Immediate suspension or loss of privileges from campus pending the outcome of hearings and/or appeals.

Special Note: Depending on the severity of the issue, the harm or damage caused to individuals or property, repeat offences, the accumulation of violations and/or especially egregious behavior, violations listed in level I, II and III may be processed, at the discretion of the university, at a higher level than originally stated here.