Restorative Discipline Plans

Consequences in the Restorative Discipline process will be guided by whether they are respectful, restorative, reasonable, and as much as possible, intended to reintegrate those who were harmed by the violation. The following listing of possible consequences outlines the range of official university action that may be taken as a result of any disciplinary situation. After consideration of the specific details surrounding the incident or situation through the process outlined above, the restorative plan developed may involve any combination of these following options.

Warning

Official notification that certain conduct or actions are in violation of university standards and that continuation of such conduct or actions may result in additional disciplinary action.

Educational Consequences

Preparation and presentation of a program, assigned reading and response or reflective papers, attending an Alcohol Education Program, counseling, and/or other educational activities.

Behavioral Contracts

A written document between the university and AO that specifies expected behaviors and positive/negative consequences.

Accountability Meetings

Required meetings with a pre-determined and pre-approved individual that encourages open dialogue, relationship building and accountability.

Community Service

Contribution of service to the university or a designated community agency consistent with the offense committed.

Restitution

Reimbursement by transfer of property or services to those harmed—including the university itself—in an amount not to exceed the value of the damages or loss caused.

Fees

Financial assessment associated with required educational consequences.

Fines

Financial assessment not to exceed $350 (unless otherwise prescribed by law).

Registration Holds/Dis-Enrollment

Should a student fail to complete an aspect of their restorative plan or their Community Justice Conference Agreement, an academic hold will be placed on their account until such time that it is completed. This hold will not allow the processing of class changes with the registrar’s office and may lead to students being dis-enrolled from classes.

Disciplinary Probation

A specified period of observation and review of behavior, including terms appropriate to the offense committed, during which the student must demonstrate compliance with university regulations and the terms of the probationary period and is ineligible to serve in leadership positions in university co-curricular activities.

Loss of Privileges

Limitation on university-related activities for a specified period of time, consistent with the offense committed, including but not limited to:

  1. Ineligibility to serve as Class Representative.
  2. Restriction from using specific university facilities (including the campus itself) and services.

Deferred Suspension

In certain situations, a suspension may be delayed to allow a student to finish an academic semester and then serve out their suspension. During this period of time there will be a zero tolerance policy in place. Further violations of FPU’s values and behavioral standards or missed deadlines for restorative plans while on a deferred suspension will result in an immediate suspension or expulsion from the university.

Suspension

Exclusion from the university for a specific period of time after which, application may be required for readmission. When formal withdrawal from the university is necessary, instructions and/or conditions required for consideration of readmission will be outlined (readmission will not be guaranteed). Suspension will result in the forfeiture of all tuition.

Interim Suspension

In exceptional circumstances, the Judicial Officer, in consultation with the Vice President of Student Life, may suspend a student or take other disciplinary action pending a hearing, especially in matters related to the safety or well-being of the community.

Expulsion

Permanent exclusion from the university.

Special Note 1

Should a student fail to complete an aspect of their Student Judicial Board/Administrative Review Restorative Plan or their Community Justice Conference Agreement, a registration hold will be placed on their account until such time that the plan is completed. This hold will not allow the processing of class changes with the registrar’s office and may lead to students being dis-enrolled from classes. In addition, students who have not completed their Restorative Discipline plan within the designated semester and who are eligible for commencement will not be permitted to participate in commencement until such time that the plan is completed.

Special Note 2

Violations of national, state, or local laws may make a student subject not only to university disciplinary action but also to action by the appropriate court of law.