Disciplinary Sanctions

 

  1. Disciplinary Sanctioning is intended:
    1. To make sure the student sanctioned has learned from the experience.
    2. To educate the student so he or she does not commit the violation again.
    3. To offer the student the opportunity to make good on a mistake.
    4. To ensure the University expectations regarding appropriate behavior are clear.
    5. To educate the student concerning how his or her behavior impacts others in the University community.
    6. To protect the University Community from people who may harm others in the University Community or who may substantially interfere with the educational mission of the University or other institutions.
  2. Student Conduct Sanctions. The following sanctions or combination of sanctions may be imposed by the Dean of Students upon any individual student or student organization found “Responsible” for violations of this Code. In light of the facts and circumstances of each case, a Student Affairs hold may be placed by the Dean of Students Office on Registration (if not already in place) upon receiving sanctions or failure to comply with the imposed sanctions. A student found responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct shall be subject to sanctions commensurate with the offense with consideration given to any aggravating and mitigating circumstances, including but not limited to the student’s conduct record. Potential sanctions to be imposed by the Dean of Students include:


    1. Educational Activities - required attendance at educational programs, meetings with appropriate officials, written research assignments, planning and implementing educational programs, or other educational activities at the student's or student organizations's own expense.
    2. Counseling Assessment and Recommended Treatment - referral for assessment and treatment to the University Counseling Center or another agency at the student’s expense.
    3. Community/University Service - required completion of a specified number of hours of service to the campus or general community.
    4. Termination or Deferred Termination in University Housing Contract/Assignment – Students remain financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract.
    5. Restitution – Payment made for damage or loss caused by the responsible student.
    6. Restriction or Revocation of Privileges – Temporary or permanent loss of privileges, including, but not limited to the use of a particular University facility, resources, equipment or other privileges.

    7. Student Conduct Warning – A student conduct sanction in correspondence notifying a student that the student’s behavior did not meet University standards. All student conduct warnings will be taken into consideration if further violations occur.
    8. Student Conduct Probation – A student conduct sanction in correspondence notifying a student that his/her behavior is in serious violation of University standards and that restrictions are being placed on his or her activities. Some sanctions that may be placed on a student during a probationary period include, but are not limited to, restriction of the privilege to: participate in student activities or in student organizations; represent the University on athletic teams, student organizations or in other leadership positions; gain access to University Housing buildings or other areas of campus; use University resources and/or equipment; or contact specified person(s). If the student is found “responsible” for another violation of the code of conduct during the period of Student Conduct Probation, the University may consider increasing the level of the subsequent sanction.
    9. Suspension – Mandatory separation from the University. During the period of suspension the student is barred from all FAU campuses unless specific permission is granted by the Dean of Students. Once the entire period of suspension has been served, the student may seek readmission by submitting a written request to the Dean of Students.
      Deferred Suspension – The student will be officially suspended from the University, but the suspension will be deferred. If a student commits a subsequent violation of the Student Code of Conduct, while on deferred suspension and is found responsible, then, unless the Dean of Students determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, the student will be immediately suspended in addition to any other sanctions imposed for the subsequent viola

    10. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree – Admission to or a degree awarded from FAU may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation or other violation of FAU standards in obtaining the degree or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
    11. Withholding Degree – FAU may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until completion of the process set forth in this Student Conduct Code, including completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
    12. Expulsion – Permanent dismissal from the University with no right for future readmission under any circumstances. A student who has been expelled is barred from all FAU campuses.
    13. Deactivation of the Student Organization’s status at the University.
    14. Involuntary Withdrawal from individual courses or all courses registered for at the University – Students remain financially responsible for tuition and fees.
    15. Other Appropriate Action. A disciplinary action not specifically set out above, but deemed proper by the Dean of Student Affairs.
    16. Alcohol Abuse Sanction Guidelines: Depending on the amount of alcohol involved and those cases involving severe intoxication and/or police or emergency medical response, dependent students (pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code) found responsible for offenses regarding the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol may be sanctioned as follows, at the discretion of University officials, in accordance with this Regulation. These violations are per academic year. The sanctions listed below serve only as guidelines.
      1. First Violation
        1. Completion of an Educational program and payment of the administrative costs for providing this program.
        2. Parental Notification ** (Parental Notification may  be implemented depending on the severity of nature of the first violation.)
        3. Completion of 5-15 hours of Community/University Service.
      2. Second Violation
        1. Completion of evaluation and recommended treatment from Counseling and Psychological Services.
        2. Termination or Deferred Termination of University Housing Contract for a period of one year. Students are still financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract.
        3. Parental Notification
        4. Student Conduct Probation for a minimum of 1 semester.
        5. Completion of 15 - 30 hours of Community/ University Service.
        6. Completion of an educational program and payment of administrative costs for providing this program.
      3. Third Violation
        1. Termination of Housing Contract for a minimum of 1 year – Student is suspended from campus housing and may be suspended from the University. Students are still financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract.
        2. Parental Notification
        3. Student Conduct Probation for a minimum of 1 year.
        4. Completion of up to 50 hours of Community/ University Service.
        5. Completion of an Educational program and payment of administrative costs for providing this program.
    17. Drug Abuse Sanction Guidelines: Depending on the amount of illegal substance involved, the student may be suspended or expelled from the University, as well as prosecuted. At the minimum, a student may be sanctioned as follows:
      1. First Violation
        1. Termination of Housing Contract – Student is suspended from University Housing for a minimum of 1 year. Students are still financially responsible for obligations under the housing contract.
        2. Student Conduct Probation for a minimum of 1 year.
        3. Mandatory completion of evaluation and treatment from Counseling and Psychological Services.
        4. Parental Notification
        5. Completion of 25 hours of Community/University Service.
        6. Completion of an educational program and payment of administrative costs for providing this program.
      2. Second Violation
        1. Completion of 50 hours of Community/University service.
        2. Suspension or deferred suspension for a minimum of 1 academic year.
        3. Completion of an educational program and payment of administrative costs for providing this program.
      3. Persons found to be involved in the sale of illegal drugs will be suspended or expelled from the University.

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast Boca Raton Campus Danie Beach Campus Davie Campus Fort Lauderdale Campus Harbor Branch Campus Jupiter Campus Treasure Campus
 Last Modified 8/26/12