Northwest College

Policies and Procedures

Sanctions for Violations of General Code of Student Conduct

The purpose of sanctions is to enforce policies, rules and regulations. All designated college officials may issue and enforce sanctions. The sanction imposed depends upon the particular circumstances of each case.

  • Violators of policies will be subject to sanction.
  • A student’s conduct history will be considered in determining a sanction. Repeated violations of policy (different or the same ones)may result in a cumulative effect for sanctioning. Thus, continued violations of policy may result in more severe sanctions and may eventually result in the removal of the student from the college.
  • Sanctions may be imposed singly or in combination.
  • Student failure to fulfill the terms of an imposed sanction may result in a more severe sanction.
  • 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.
  • When an element of restitution is possible, it is expected and required, not as a substitute for, but in addition to a sanction.
  • If the designated college official believes the student will benefit from an alternative course of action to the sanctioning process, (e.g., referral for counseling) some sanctions may be imposed and then deferred. If the student fails to follow through with alternative options proposed, or is involved in a new infraction during the deferral period, the deferral may be removed.
  • The college reserves the right to inform parents, guardians or immediate family, of students who are found to be in violation of alcohol and/or drug policies or who are of harm to self or others.