Possible Sanctions

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 list 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. (Note: some outcomes/sanctions may be specifically or exclusively for students.)

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, preparation of a bulletin board, 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 respondent 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.

Registration Holds/Dis-Enrollment: Should a student fail to complete an aspect of their Administrative Review Restorative Plan, Student Judicial Board 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/employee 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. Removal, suspension or eligibility to serve as student leader, officer or member of any University organization, participation in intercollegiate competition, or to remove or receive scholarship, aid or award from the University.
  2. Removal, relocation or suspension from University Housing.
  3. Restriction from some or all University facilities programs and services.
  4. Reassignment, suspension, loss of employment (separation) or loss of staff/faculty privileges.

Parental Notification: Students may be required to notify their parents/guardians of behavioral issues, disciplinary findings, and/or the nature of behavior contracts.

Deferred Suspension: In certain situations, a suspension may be delayed allowing 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.

Interim Suspension: In exceptional circumstances, the Title IX Coordinator, Judicial Officer/Executive Director of Human Resources, in consultation with the Vice President of Student Life or appropriate President’s Cabinet Member, may suspend a student/employee or take other disciplinary action pending adjudication, especially in matters related to the safety or well-being of the community.

Suspension: Exclusion from the University for a specific period of time. In the case of students, application may be required for readmission. When formal withdrawal from the University is necessary, instructions and/or conditions required for consideration of a student’s readmission will be outlined (readmission will not be guaranteed). Student suspension will result in the forfeiture of all tuition, room, and board charges paid during the semester subject to the withdrawal scale stated in the catalog, student handbook, and housing contracts.

Expulsion/Separation: 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 or by the designated time line, 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/employee subject not only to university disciplinary action but also to action by the appropriate court of law.