This is the minimum sanction issued to a student found to have engaged in misconduct. This sanction may not be deferred.
Attending an educational session may be imposed in lieu of, or in addition to other sanctions given. This sanction may not be deferred.
A student may be required to complete a supervised College Community Restitution Project. Results of this project are placed in a student’s disciplinary file. These are scheduled on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to Noon (dates TBA). This sanction may not be deferred.
Fines may be imposed when appropriate. This sanction may not be deferred.
Restitution may be imposed for property damage or loss, or for personal injury. This sanction may not be deferred.
This sanction means that a student must check out of the residence hall within 48 hours of receiving notice, and may not apply for re-admittance for a specified period of time (but not less than one semester). The Residence and Campus Life Director reserves the right to waive the 48 hour dismissal time in cases of where there is potential of harm to self or others. In addition, the student may be barred from visiting one or all of the residence halls for a stated period of time. Students “dismissed” from the residence halls are not eligible for room and board refunds or dining hall usage, and may also be expelled from the college. This sanction may be deferred.
There are times when a college must ask individuals to leave its premises for a variety of reasons. This does not include individuals lawfully on the college’s premises, nor will the removal of individuals violate their constitutional or statutory rights. In accordance W.S.S.6.3.303, any individual who is not a faculty member, staff member or student of a college may be required to leave the college’s premises if the individual: (a) interferes with the peaceful conduct of college activities; (b) commits an act which interferes with the peaceful conduct of the college’s activities.
Written notice to vacate the property and grounds will be provided to the individual. The notice will include the name of the individual and that date. If the recipient of the notice fails to leave the college’s property without permission from the President or his/her designated officer, he/she shall be deemed to be trespassing and will be subject to arrest for trespassing.
In addition, NWC students may be “banned” from specific buildings on campus when they have been found to violate the NWC Code of Conduct.
This indicates that the student’s continued enrollment at Northwest College is conditional for a specified period of time. It requires the student to demonstrate that she/he can act in a manner consistent with college standards.
In addition, the hearing officer or board may impose specific restrictions or obligations on the student. Examples of restrictions include, but are not limited to: restricting participation in college activities such as athletics, dances and performing groups. Examples of obligations include, but are not limited to, informing faculty or other advisers about the probation, and requiring attendance at specified meetings or educational sessions.
Should the student fail to fulfill specified conditions, the student shall be subject to further sanction(s).
The Vice President for Student Services (or the Vice President for Academic Affairs in matters of academic dishonesty) or an appointed college official, may impose disciplinary suspension.
Written notification will be provided to the student regarding the conditions to be met for consideration for reinstatement and/or describe the timeline of the investigation that could lead to a permanent suspension. Notification will be hand-delivered by a college official. (Off-campus mail that cannot be hand delivered will be mailed to student’s last known permanent address.)
Suspension may terminate any or all of the following until a stated condition(s) is met:
A student who has been suspended for violating the General Code of Student Conduct or the Academic Code of Conduct may be reinstated to good standing at the end of the suspension period if all stated conditions are met. The student must apply for reinstatement in writing to the Vice President for Student Services (or the Vice President for Academic Affairs in matters violating the Academic Code of Conduct). Readmission is not guaranteed. Students suspended from the college may be required to pay all college expenses owed for that semester. Generally, refunds for tuition and/or room and board will not be issued.
NOTE: In situations in which the Vice President for Student Services feels a student may pose a threat to themselves or others in the campus community she/he may temporarily suspend (typically not to exceed 10 working days) the student until formal disposition of the case is arranged. The formal hearing must take place in a reasonable period of time after the suspension takes effect.
If a student chooses to withdraw from college, the case will not be adjudicated unless the student enrolls in a subsequent semester.
Expulsion terminates a student’s enrollment and their right to future enrollment. After the student is given an opportunity for a full due process hearing, only the Vice President for Student Services, with approval of the President of the College, may expel a student for non-academic misconduct. In matters violating the Academic Code of Conduct, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, with approval of the President of the College, may expel a student subject to the procedures for academic expulsion as set forth in this handbook. Notification will be hand delivered by Campus Security Coordinator or other college official. (Off campus mail that cannot be hand delivered will be mailed to student’s last known permanent address.)
A student has a right to a hearing who's Code of Conduct violation may result in expulsion. If a hearing takes place, the hearing body will typically include the Vice President for Student Services, the Campus Security Coordinator, the Campus and Residence Life Director and the Judicial Affairs Director. The Vice President for Student Services (or Designee) will Chair the hearing. Other individuals may be added at the discretion of the Chair.
Unless waived by the Vice President for Student Services, students expelled from the college are required to pay all college expenses owed for that semester. Refunds for tuition and/or room and board will not be issued.
Other sanctions may be imposed instead of or in addition to specific sanctions listed in this section. These include but are not limited to fines, restricted access to certain places or people on campus, participation in counseling as a condition to request a return to campus, and/or loss of privileges. Any such sanctions shall be provided in writing in a timely manner to the student by the appropriate vice president.