Oct 23, 2018  
2012-2013 Student Handbook 
    
2012-2013 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Conduct Process


 

McDaniel College emphasizes the concept that the student conduct process in college has basic characteristics peculiar to itself and should be distinguished sharply from law enforcement or legal judicial proceedings. Every attempt is made, however, consistent with educational goals, to provide procedural fairness to a respondent and to protect him/her from unfair imposition of serious penalties.

A member of the College community alleging misconduct on the part of a student should file a written complaint with the Department of Campus Safety. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs reviews the complaint, conducts a preliminary investigation to determine the seriousness of the allegations, if necessary, and if appropriate, assigns the matter to a conduct officer to resolve. If the incident involves allegations of a serious nature possibly resulting in suspension or expulsion, an Honor and Conduct Board Hearing will be conducted to resolve the matter. The following summary of the most common processes used to address matters of student misconduct are offered so that the College community may become familiar with the process in general.

 

 

Administrative Conference Process

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An administrative conference occurs when documented information is received about conduct that may not uphold the expectations set forth in the Code of Student Conduct. The administrative conference will be called by one of the following conduct officers: the Associate Dean of Students, the Director of Residence Life, or an Area Coordinator.

The following is a list of principles to ensure fairness in all administrative conferences.

1.     The student will be informed, in sufficient time, that information has been received about his/her conduct and an administrative conference is being scheduled for him/her with a conduct officer. Forty-eight hours is considered sufficient time.

2.     Both respondents and complainants may choose to bring a support person of his/her choice to the conference. The support person must be a full time member of the College community (faculty, staff and/or student) and not an attorney. Legal representation is not allowed in the administrative conference process. The role of the support person is to meet with the student to discuss the complaint prior to the conference. A support person may not speak during the conference process.

3.     A student will be given an opportunity to speak on his/her own behalf, present relevant information and bring witnesses to speak on his/her behalf.

4.     The student will be advised of the complaint made against him/her, of the name(s) of those who made it, and offered the opportunity to respond to the statement(s).

5.     The student will be aware of all the documented information being reviewed and offered the opportunity to respond.

6.     All information upon which the decision may be based must be introduced at the conference.

7.     Prior to the determination of sanctions, the total educational record of the student will be reviewed, including previously assigned sanctions, if any.

8.     The decision of the conduct officer and sanction(s) imposed are final, subject only to the student’s ability to appeal to the Vice President of Student Affairs or designee. All appeals must be in writing to the Vice President of Student Affairs within three (3) business days of the decision. The sanction(s) may be suspended until the appeal is considered and the student is notified of the outcome. The Vice President will assign the appeal to the appropriate appeals officer. Appeals may be made on the following grounds only: College Discipline Process was not followed appropriately; absence of sufficient information to support the findings; new information not available at the time of the original conference; or sanction(s) not appropriate based on the findings. The appeals officer will consider the written appeal. The purpose of an appeal is not to rehear the original complaint but to review the fairness of the process and decisions made by the original discipline officer. The appeals officer may, however, choose to consult with individuals involved in order to clarify ambiguities in the complaint. Decisions made by the appeals officer are final.

9.     If a student fails to attend his/her scheduled administrative conference, he/she may not appeal the decision made by the original discipline officer.

 

 

Honor and Conduct Board

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The Honor and Conduct Board resolves two types of allegations, those involving:

  • academic dishonesty matters and;
  • matters that could result in suspension or expulsion from the College because of the level of severity of the allegations and/or an individual student’s prior assigned sanctions.

I. Function of the Board

The Honor and Conduct Board will consider complaints of misconduct as specified in the Code of Student Conduct including complaints that a student has violated a policy which governs the academic program of the College, e.g. cheating, plagiarism. When an academic incident is reported, the board will follow the Honor System procedures. When a non-academic incident is reported, the board will follow the Conduct Procedures.

II. Composition of the Board

A group of 10 faculty members and 10 students serve on the Honor and Conduct Board. Faculty members are elected annually for three-year terms. Student members are selected by the Office of Student Affairs and serve until graduation. Vacancies are filled each year from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. Interested students must participate in the Honor and Conduct Board Selection Process for the privilege of selection. To qualify for membership, students must be in good academic standing and their conduct records must be free of Code of Student Conduct violations.

 

III. Honor System Procedures (Academic Violations)

A.     Notification

1.     When instances of academic dishonesty are discovered, the faculty member responsible for the course will inform the Provost/Dean of the Faculty with supporting detail.

2.     If the incident consists of misuse of library materials and privileges, it should be reported to the librarian, who must then report to the Provost/Dean of the Faculty.

3.     Examples of Honor Code violations are referred to in the Honor System section of this handbook and are incorporated into the procedures by this reference.

B.     Investigation

1.     The faculty member responsible for the course is expected to investigate thoroughly the alleged incident of academic dishonesty prior to the hearing.

2.     When the situation requires it, the Provost/Dean of the Faculty will designate an investigative team composed of a faculty member and a senior major from the department in which the alleged violation occurred.

3.     The investigative team will report to the Provost/Dean of the Faculty in a timely manner.

4.     When the investigation is complete, the Provost/Dean of the Faculty will notify the Vice President of Student Affairs if a hearing is required.

C.     Hearing Procedures
The Vice President of Student Affairs or designee shall appoint two students and two faculty members from the Honor and Conduct Board to serve with the Vice President or designee as a hearing board. The hearing should be convened within a reasonable period of time from the report of the alleged violation. As soon as the time and place of the hearing have been established, the Vice President shall notify the respondent of the nature of the situation. The hearing procedures listed under
IV. will be followed.

D.     Members not readily available
During summer school, holiday periods, January Term or when members of the board are not available, the Vice President of Student Affairs may appoint an appropriate board from among the faculty, students, and administrative staff of the College. The Vice President of Student Affairs may determine that a hearing can proceed if one member is absent.

E.     Penalties
Ordinarily, an “F” in the course is the minimum sanction for a first violation of the Honor Code, although a lesser sanction may be assigned in response to violations of relatively minor significance to the course. However, in some flagrant cases and in all cases of a second violation the minimum sanction shall be suspension.

 

 

IV. Conduct Procedures (Non-Academic Violations)

Any situation involving student conduct that could result in suspension or expulsion from the College because of the severity of the allegations and/or an individual student’s previously assigned sanctions is referred to the Honor and Conduct Board. An administrative official, usually the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, may make a preliminary investigation to determine the seriousness of the charges. When the Associate Dean or designee determines that the recommended sanction if found responsible would likely be suspension or expulsion, the Associate Dean will convene the Conduct board. The Board consists of two faculty members, two student members, and a Hearing Chair selected from the pool of the Honor and Conduct Board members.

Hearing Procedures

  1. Students referred to the Board for disciplinary action must be informed in writing at least 48 hours before the time set for the hearing of the charges being brought against them and of the time and place set for the hearing.
  2. Students referred to the Board must appear at the time set by the Board. If students fail to appear, the hearing will happen in absentia.
  3. Students referred to the Board and students making complaints of misconduct will have the right to a support person of their choice from the College community (faculty, staff, student body). Advisors may not participate in the hearing but are present to assist a student.
  4. The Board may require witnesses to appear and speak at the request of any individual member of the board.
  5. Formal rules of evidence will not be applicable to hearings, and any information which the board believes to be relevant to a fair determination of the charges specified in the hearing notice may be admitted. Prehearing procedural questions must be raised prior to the start of the hearing or be waived.
  6. Potential witnesses must submit a written statement to the Department of Campus Safety regarding the incident no later than 24 hours prior to a hearing. The Associate Dean or designee will determine if the information is relevant and will call witnesses.
  7. Witnesses with information solely about an individual’s character are not permitted.  
  8. The chair of the Board may determine that the hearing can proceed if one board member is absent.
  9. Failure to give truthful information to the Board is a serious offense, and may lead to the offender being referred to the Student Conduct Process. All students appearing before the Board will be informed of this fact.
  10. Normal sequence of events. (Not Required)
    1. Charge(s) presented in presence of the respondent.
    2. The respondent asked to respond to the charge(s).
    3. Documentation in support of the charge(s), presented in the presence of the respondent.
    4. Witnesses in support of the charge(s), appearing in the presence of the respondent.
    5. Hearing of the respondent.
    6. Documentation in support of the respondent.
    7. Witnesses in support of the respondent.
    8. Clarification of information by witnesses required by the Board.
    9. Re-examination of witnesses required by the Board.
    10. Deliberation (board members only).
      1. Determination of the finding(s) based on a preponderance of information.
      2. In instances where deliberations result in a tied vote, the hearing chair, who ordinarily does not vote, shall vote to break the deadlock.
      3. If a student is found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct, the student’s conduct record will be reviewed in order to determine the sanctions to be imposed.
    11. Notification of the respondent of the decision(s) of the board and advisement of the appeal process. The findings and sanctions shall be confirmed in writing.
  11. The role of the Board is to determine whether the allegations are true or not, the extent of the involvement of the respondent, and to apply an appropriate sanction in the interests of the student’s development and the welfare of the total College community.
  12. The Board may recess at any time a majority of the members so indicate.
  13. All hearings will be tape recorded to aid the appeal process. Tape recordings of hearings remain confidential and are the property of McDaniel College.
  14. The record of the hearing will be available for review by:
    1. The respondent 
    2. Members of the Hearing Board
    3. Members of the Appeals Board
    4. Vice President of Student Affairs 
  15. The Board may, at its discretion, invite a resource person to the hearing. The resource person may respond to questions in the presence of the complainant and the respondent; however, the resource person may not be present during the deliberation.
  16. Results of a hearing including only (1) the findings (excluding any names) and (2) the sanction, may be released by the Office of Student Affairs to the campus news media upon the conclusion of the Student Conduct Process. If a respondent is found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct as it pertains to physical assault, the College may release the name of the respondent as well as the nature of the violation and the sanction imposed. Complainant’s names will not be released.

V. Conduct of the Members of the Board

  1. Members of the Board will excuse themselves from a particular hearing if they are unable to maintain impartiality. Any member who does excuses himself/herself may not be present in any capacity other than that of witness, complainant, accused, or support person to the respondent.
  2. No member will disclose to anyone other than the members of the Board the degree of harmony or unanimity of the Board or the opinions or votes of any members of the Board.

VI. Members Not Readily Available

During summer school, holiday periods, January Term, or when members of the Board are not available, the Vice President of Student Affairs or designee may appoint an appropriate board member from among the students, faculty and administrative staff of the College. The Vice President of  Student Affairs or designee may determine that a hearing can proceed if one member is absent.

 

Appeals Board

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I. Function of the Board

The Appeals Board meets at the request of the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Provost to consider an appeal of findings and/or sanctions imposed by the disciplinary agents of the College. Appeals must be presented in writing, stating clearly the basis for the appeal; appeals may be rejected by the appeals board and/or appeal officer if appeal criteria is not met.

II. Composition of the Board

In conduct matters, the Appeals Board consists of the Vice President of Student Affairs; the Provost/Dean of the Faculty; and a student selected by the Vice President of Student Affairs.
In academic matters, the Appeals Board consists of the Provost: a faculty member and a student selected by the Provost.

If a member of the Appeals Board cannot serve for a particular matter, his/her place will be filled by his/her alternate. Alternates will be present only when filling a vacancy. Alternates will be: Provost or Vice President of Student Affairs or Associate Dean of Student Affairs; faculty  or student selected by the Vice President of Student Affairs or Provost.

The assigned sanction(s) may be suspended until the appeal is considered and the student is notified of the outcome

III. Officer of the Board

Convener: The Vice President of Student Affairs (conduct matters) or Provost (academic matters) will receive appeals and may convene the Board to consider them if appeal criteria is met.

IV. Conduct of the Members of the Board

  1. Every member of the Appeals Board has the right to speak and vote freely. It is the responsibility of every member of the Board to vote.
  2. A member of the Board will disqualify himself/herself in a particular matter if he/she is unable to maintain impartiality. Any member who so disqualifies himself/herself will not be present.
  3. No member will disclose to anyone the degree of harmony or unanimity of the Board nor the opinion or vote of an individual member.

 

V. Basis for an Appeal

A respondent can appeal a disciplinary decision if s/he believes that any or all of the following basis for an appeal exist:

  1. Student Conduct Process was not followed appropriately;
  2. Absence of sufficient information to support the findings;
  3. New information not available at the time of the original hearing; 
  4. Sanction(s) not appropriate based on the findings.

VI. Procedures

  1. The Appeals Board will consider the merits of a written appeal of an individual involved. The Board does not hear testimony from individuals as its purpose is not to provide a rehearing but is to review the fairness of the process and decisions made by the original board. The Appeal Board may review the information presented in the original hearing and/or listen to any recording of the original hearing together with the student’s conduct record as a whole. The Board may, however, consult with individuals in order to clarify ambiguities in the case. The Chair of the Appeal Board may determine that an appeal can proceed if one member is absent.
  2. The Appeals Board can reach one of the following decisions:
    1. Uphold the original finding and/or sanction
    2. Reverse a decision because:
      1. Student Conduct Process not adhered to appropriately
      2. Absence of sufficient information to support the finding 
    3. Mitigate a sanction because the sanction is not appropriate based on the finding(s)
    4. Return the matter to the Honor and Conduct Board for a rehearing because:
      1. Student Conduct Process not adhered to appropriately
      2. New information not available at the time of the original hearing 

 

VI. Appeals Notification

The Appeals Board will report the outcome in writing to the respondent in a timely manner.

 

VII. Members Unavailable

During summer school, holiday periods, January Term, or when members of the board are not available, the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or Provost may appoint an appropriate board from the faculty, student, or administrative staff of the College.

 

 

Special Procedures for Addressing Charges of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment


Due to the sensitive nature of sexual assault incidents and guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, additional considerations are afforded to the complainant and respondent in cases involving sexual assault that are referred to the Student Conduct Process.
 

Procedures
 

A hearing of the Honor and Conduct Board in a sexual assault matter will be conducted in accordance with the rules and procedures established in the Student Conduct Process, with special sensitivity to the nature of the charge and the best interests of the parties involved as outlined in these special procedures. Upon receiving a report of sexual assault, the Director of Campus Safety in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee will initiate an investigation and take actions deemed necessary to protect the emotional well-being of the students involved, as well as the educational environment of the College. These interim actions may include but are not limited to: changes of residence hall room assignment, placing restrictions on entrance into certain campus areas or buildings, changes to class schedule, or prohibiting contact between the complainant and the respondent. These interim actions will remain in effect until the resolution of the charges unless explicitly continued as a sanction imposed through the Student Conduct Process.

The hearing will normally take place within sixty (60) days of the receipt of the report. If referred to the Honor and Conduct Board for resolution, the assigned hearing board will have appropriate representation to deal with the complaint.  For instance, if the complaint is alleged sexual harassment or sexual assault, the Board will have both male and female representatives, when possible.  If the complaint is alleged on the basis of a person’s race, religion, creed, nationality, ethnicity, disability, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or veteran status or other form of discrimination, the Board will have appropriately diverse representation, if possible.

If a hearing officer or board member’s knowledge of either the complainant or the respondent prevents an objective decision, he/she must excuse himself or herself from a hearing.

Statements or questions regarding the past sexual history of both the complainant and respondent will not be information considered relevant at the hearing. The respondent’s student record, including prior sanctions for sexual assault violations, may be relevant with regard to the sanctioning phase of the hearing with respect to for subsequent violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

Character witnesses are not permitted.

The Student Conduct Process utilizes the preponderance of the evidence standard to determine if a respondent is responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. If a student is found responsible, sanctions will be imposed in accordance with the Student Conduct Process.

In complaints of sexual assault, both the complainant and respondent student will:

• Be offered time for a pre-hearing conference meeting in order to receive an explanation of the complaint and the Student Conduct Process as it relates to sexual assault hearings.

• Be offered an opportunity to review all relevant information that will be referenced during the hearing.

• Be given notification of the names of witnesses who will appear at the hearing.

• Be given notification of the names of the Honor and Conduct Board members who will serve on the hearing board and the name of the hearing chair within 5 days of the hearing for purposes of permitting objections on the basis of potential conflicts of interest.

• Be allowed to object to a particular board member who has been assigned to serve on the hearing board. All objections must be made in writing and delivered to the hearing chair within 24 hours of receiving notification of the names of the hearing board members and the hearing chair. Complainant or respondent should explain the conflict  

of interest. The hearing chair will respond to the objection in writing within 48 hours with a decision, and if necessary, the name of the new board member assigned to replace the removed board member.

• Be allowed to be present throughout the hearing, but not during the deliberations.

• Be permitted to request participation in the hearing by alternative means (e.g.: different room, by phone, Skype, etc.) when one party does not wish to be present in the same room as another due to fear for personal safety, confrontation, etc. Such requests are granted at the discretion of the hearing chair.

• Be allowed to choose a support person from the McDaniel College community (staff, faculty, or student who has not had formal legal training) to accompany her/him throughout the hearing.

• Have the opportunity to ask relevant questions to any witness appearing at the hearing. The complainant and respondent are not permitted to ask questions directly to each other during the hearing but will be permitted to submit relevant questions to the hearing chair, who in turn, will ask the questions during the hearing. This procedure may also be used for witnesses, at the discretion of the hearing chair.

• Within 48 hours of conclusion of the hearing, be informed in writing of the findings and any sanctions imposed, to the extent allowed by law.

• The complainant and the respondent have the right to appeal the findings of the hearing board within 72 hours of the receipt of the findings and sanctions (if applicable). For Appeal procedures, see the section titled “Appeals Board”.
 

Limited Disciplinary Immunity for Complainants and Witnesses

Individuals with information about a sexual assault may hesitate to come forward out of fear that their own violations of the Code of Student Conduct would be revealed in reporting a sexual assault. Students should be encouraged to report incidents of sexual assault and assist a person involved in a sexual assault in times of crisis. McDaniel College does not condone infractions of the Code of Student Conduct, but considers reporting incidents of sexual assault to be of paramount importance. Therefore, the College may extend limited immunity for substance abuse violations to potential witnesses in order to facilitate reporting and resolution of sexual assault.

 

 

Administrative Decisions

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  1. The Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students or designee may temporarily suspend, withdraw, and/or modify privileges of, without notice or hearing, a student for so long as may be necessary to investigate a matter and/or conduct a hearing when in her/his judgment the safety of the campus community may be impaired or property may be damaged.
  2. The Vice President of Student Affairs or designee may withdraw and/or modify privileges of or suspend the charter of any campus organization that fails to abide by the regulations of the College.
  3. In accordance with the charter and bylaws of the College, the President of the College has general administrative authority over all aspects of College life and in accordance with the bylaws has delegated specific responsibilities for student conduct to the Vice President of Student Affairs in cooperation with officially designated committees.

 

Special Board

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In exceptional cases bearing upon the College community as a whole and for the protection of the student’s privacy, the Vice President of Student Affairs may appoint a Special Board of people chosen from the faculty, students, and/or staff of the College. Prior to the hearing, the respondent may challenge one member of the board without cause. A challenge will be presented in writing to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the hearing.

 

Sanctions Appropriate to Instances of Student Misconduct

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A sanction need not be imposed in every case of student misconduct. Sanctions will be commensurate with the severity of the violation but with due regard to the needs of the individual concerned and the welfare of the total student body. A student may not avoid sanctions by withdrawing from a course or the College.

Minimum Sanctions for Serious Misconduct

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Some behaviors are considered so contemptuous that the McDaniel College community has determined certain minimum sanctions should be applied in such instances:

  1. A minimum sanction of expulsion or suspension for the current semester and one additional semester will be applied for the following offenses:
    1. Possession or use of a firearm.
  2. A minimum sanction of suspension for the current semester and one additional semester will be applied for the following offenses:
    1. Possession or use of a weapon, or weapon facsimile on campus.
    2. Physical abuse including but not limited to racially motivated conduct and sexual assault.
  3. A minimum sanction of removal from residence halls for the current semester and one additional semester will be applied for the following offense:
    1. Activating a false fire alarm, intentionally setting a fire, discharging fireworks, or discharging a fire extinguisher without necessity.

Note: When a student is removed from the residence halls, he or she must live with parents or other responsible adults.  Removal from residence halls, as used above, carries with it the restriction that the student may not enter any residence hall for any purpose during the period of residence hall exclusion.

Minimum Sanctions for College Alcohol Policy Violations

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The minimum sanctions for violations of the College Student Alcohol Policy are as follows:

First Alcohol Policy Violation

  1. Completion of a 2 hour alcohol education class
  2. Disciplinary warning
  3. Parental Notification
  4. $50 fine

Second Alcohol Policy Violation

  1. Completion of the 3 hour online course
  2. Payment of the $35.00 fee for the course
  3. Disciplinary probation
  4. Parental Notification 
  5. $65 fine

Third Alcohol Policy Violation (or a first violation that is more severe specifically when hospitalization occurs)

  1. Disciplinary probation
  2. Completion of at least three counseling sessions at the Wellness Center
  3. Payment of any fees for substance abuse assessments used during counseling sessions
  4. Parental notification
  5. $125 fine

*Additional sanctions for this level violation could include the following:

  • Referral to off-campus substance abuse treatment 
  • Residence hall suspension
  • Weekend suspension
  • Suspension from McDaniel College

 

Minimum Sanctions for College Illegal Drug Policy Violations

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 The minimum sanctions for violations of the College Drug Policy are as follows:

First Drug Policy Violation

  1. Completion of a 3 hour online illegal substance course, including payment for the course 
  2. Disciplinary Probation
  3. Parental Notification
  4. $150 fine

Second Drug Policy Violation

  1. Removal from Residence for the current semester and one additional semester
  2. Extension of Disciplinary Probation
  3. Parental Notification 
  4. $300 fine
    Option: If the student agrees to substantial voluntary off campus counseling, the conduct officer
    may allow the student to continue living in the residence halls as long as further violations do not occur.

*Additional sanctions for this level violation could include the following:

  • Referral to off-campus substance abuse treatment 
  • Weekend suspension
  • Suspension from McDaniel College

Third Drug Policy Violation (or a first violation that is more severe specifically involving the sale or distribution of illegal drugs)

  1. Suspension or Expulsion from the College 

Other Sanctions for Student Misconduct

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Sanctions for student misconduct may be imposed by any duly authorized agent of the McDaniel College community. At present, the agents are the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Residence Life staff, the Honor and Conduct Board or their designees. Following are some examples of sanctions that may be imposed for student misconduct:

  1. Disciplinary Warning—Written notification from a College official that further misconduct will not be tolerated and may result in more severe disciplinary action, including the likelihood of Disciplinary Probation. 
  2. Service Hours—Duties assigned to the student preferably related to the violation
  3. Fines— A sum of money to be paid as a result of a violation.
  4. Restitution— Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property may be required. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages.
  5. Educational Project —Projects assigned for the educational benefit of the student, the organization and/or the College community. Examples include participation in workshops or seminars, conducting research, writing papers, planning programs, etc.
  6. Alcohol Education —Assessment, education and/or treatment for alcohol use or abuse by a designated conduct officer. 
  7. Disciplinary Probation—A trial period during which a student has an opportunity to prove that he/she can be a responsible and effective member of the College community. The student will be subject to more severe sanctions such as residence hall suspension or suspension from the College for a violation of any College regulations while on disciplinary probation.
  8. Weekend Suspensions—Excludes a student from the campus during the stated period of suspension and may disallow a student from all activities sponsored by the College or an organization affiliated with the College, whether on or off campus. Weekend suspension prohibits a student from being on campus between 5 p.m  on Friday through 5 p.m. on Sunday.
  9. Academic Penalty (Grade of an “F”) —Assigning a grade of an “F” in a specific course.  A Board may apply any sanction(s) as outlined in this section if appropriate to the offense. 
  10.  Withholding of Degree—In cases involving seniors, the College may withhold a student’s McDaniel College degree for a specified period of time. 
  11. Restriction
    1. For the individual, exclusion from participation in specified activities and/or privileges of the College (e.g., dining hall privileges, hosting guests, extracurricular activities) and maintenance of exemplary conduct for a specified period of time as set forth in the notice of restriction. No refunds on College payments will be made to students placed on restriction.
    2. For the organization, exclusion from specified activities sponsored by the organization or the College and maintenance of exemplary conduct for a specified period of time as set forth in the notice of restriction. Restriction may include loss of use of any facilities provided by the  College for a specified period of time.
  12. Residence Hall Relocation —Requirement to move to a new residence within a specified period of time after receiving notice. This sanction may include a restriction from entering the residence hall which the student has been relocated.  An individual student is responsible for additional housing and/or meal plan costs that may result from the move.
  13. Removal From Residence Halls—Temporary or permanent removal from residence halls as a resident and/or guest. Any conditions for reinstatement must be stated in the notice of exclusion from residence hall living. No refund of payment will be made to students who are removed from campus housing as a result of the Student Conduct Process.

Note: When a student is removed from the residence halls, he or she must live with parents or other responsible adults.

  1. Campus Suspension—Excludes a student from the campus except to attend classes. The student may not be on campus for any reason during the stated period of suspension and is disallowed from participating in all activities sponsored by the College or an organization affiliated with the College, whether on or off campus.
  2. Suspension
    1. For the individual, exclusion from classes and other privileges or activities of the College for a definite period of time. Students under suspension are not permitted on College property nor allowed to participate in any College-sponsored activity. Suspension extending beyond the semester in which action is taken shall consist of units of full semester or summer sessions. No refunds of College payments will be made to students placed on suspension.
    2. Deferred suspension is utilized typically near the end of a semester to avoid the academic and/or financial penalty that an immediate suspension would entail. If a student is involved in any further offense while on deferred suspension, summary suspension will be made by the Office of Student Affairs.
    3. For the organization, removal of the right to conduct group-sponsored activities or to participate in College-sponsored activities as a group for a definite period of time as set forth in the notice of suspension.
  3. Required Withdrawal
    1. For the individual, termination of student status with the privilege of applying for readmission. Any conditions for readmission shall be in the notice of required withdrawal. No refunds on College payments will be made to students required to withdraw. Students required to withdraw are not permitted on College property or allowed to participate in any College-sponsored activity.
    2. For the organization, termination of organization status and privileges as a group with the privileges of applying for reinstatement. Any conditions for reinstatement shall be stated in the notice of required withdrawal.
  4. Expulsion
    1. For the individual, permanent termination of student status. Students who are expelled are not permitted on College property or allowed to participate in any College sponsored activity. No refunds of College payments will be made to students placed on expulsion.
    2. For the organization, permanent termination of group status.