StudentRights150B

6.6 Sanctions

6.6 Sanctions


6.6.1 Housing and Residence Life administrators may impose one or more of the following sanctions when a student found responsible for violations of the Ball State Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities or the Housing and Residence Life Handbook:

a. Official Reprimand: A written warning that the continuation or repetition of unacceptable conduct may lead to further disciplinary action.
b. Educational Requirements: A student may be required to do interviews, a research project, a reflection paper, University or community service, or other type of assignment to provide a learning experience related to the violation.
c. Fines: A fine may be assessed, not to exceed $24, and will be billed to the student’s account. Failure to pay a fine will result in a financial hold.
d. Restitution: A student, whose actions cause damage to public or private property or injury to another person, may be required to provide monetary reimbursement for restoration of or replacement of property or for medical bills related to injuries.
e. Referral: The student may be referred to an appropriate University service office or to an outside agency to assist that student in achieving personal, social, or emotional growth.
f. Alcohol Education Program: A student in violation of published alcohol policies or who exhibits inappropriate behavior as a result of alcohol consumption may be required to complete an alcohol education program.
g. Disciplinary Probation: For a specified period of time during which the student must demonstrate a willingness and ability to conform to all University regulations. Any violation of University policy while on Disciplinary Probation may result in referral to the University Review Board with the possibility of suspension or expulsion from the University.
h. Trespass: A student may be prohibited from entering or being on the premises of specific residence hall buildings or all residence facilities.
i. Relocation: A student may be relocated to another residence hall and subsequently restricted from the facility of a previous housing assignment.
j. Termination of Housing Contract: A student may have his/her housing contract terminated and be required to vacate the residence hall system. The student will be given at least 48 hours to vacate the residence halls. Any additional violation occurring prior to vacating the residence halls will be referred to the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards. Students, who are under the age of 21, have not lived two semesters in the residence halls, and are freshmen may be subject to additional disciplinary sanctions.

6.6.2 Recreational Services administrators may impose one or more of the following sanctions when a student is found responsible for violations of the Ball State Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Ball State Recreation Guidelines found at http://www.bsu.edu/recreation:

a. Official Reprimand - Statement of warning provided verbally or in writing stating that the continuation of or repetition of unacceptable behavior may lead to further disciplinary action.
b. Suspension - Suspension from Recreation Services facilities or programs for a pre-determined period of time.
c. Forfeit - Forfeiture of any outcomes of previous activities.
d. Restitution: A student, whose actions cause damage to public or private property or injury to another person, may be required to provide monetary reimbursement for restoration of or replacement of property or for medical bills related to injuries.
e. Disciplinary Probation: For a specified period of time during which the student must demonstrate a willingness and ability to conform to all University regulations. Any violation of University policy while on Disciplinary Probation may result in referral to the University Review Board with the possibility of suspension or expulsion from the University.

6.6.3 Office of Student Life Hearing Boards may recommend one or more of the following sanctions when a recognized student organization is found responsible for violations of the Ball State Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities or the Handbook for Student Organizations:

a. Official Reprimand - A letter of notification placed in the organization’s file and sent to its national organization (if applicable) warning of more severe sanctions in the event of a repeat of the offending behavior.
b. Probation - A specific period of probation with or without selected restrictions; the Hearing Board shall determine the length and terms of the probationary period.
c. Restitution - An organization, whose actions cause damage to public or private property or injury to another person, may be required to provide monetary reimbursement for restoration of or replacement of property or for medical bills related to injuries. Each member of the organization may be held financially responsible through group billing.
d. Service Requirement - Participation in University or community service activities.
e. Educational Requirement - Educational programming hosted and/or attended by a percentage of organization membership.
f. Suspension of Recognition - suspension of recognition as a student organization and the privileges inherent in that recognition indefinitely or for a specific period of time.
g. Withdrawal of Recognition - Withdrawal of University recognition as a student organization.

6.6.4 Student Rights and Community Standards administrators may impose any of the sanctions listed above in cases referred by offices listed above and one or more of the following sanctions when a student is found responsible for violations of the Ball State Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities or the Handbook for Student Organizations:

a. Official Reprimand: a written warning that the continuation or repetition of unacceptable conduct may lead to further disciplinary action.
b. Educational Requirements: student may be required to do interviews, a research project, a reflection paper, University or community service or other type of assignment to provide a learning experience related to the violation.
c. Restitution: a student whose actions cause damage to, defacing of or destruction of public or private property or injury to another person, may be required to provide monetary reimbursement for restoration of or replacement of property for medical bills related to injuries.
d. Referral: the student may be referred to an appropriate University service office or to an outside agency to assist that student in achieving personal, social or emotional growth.
e. Disciplinary Probation: for a specified period of time during which the student must demonstrate a willingness and ability to conform to all University regulations. Any violation of University policy while on Disciplinary Probation may result in referral to the University Review Board with the possibility of suspension or expulsion from the University.
f. Trespass: a student may be prohibited from entering or being on the premises of specific locations, facilities or buildings or the entire campus.
g. Restriction and Loss of Privileges: denial or restriction of specified privileges (including contact with a specific person or persons) for a designated period of time.
h. Suspension: termination of enrollment indefinitely or for a specific period of time. During the period of suspension, the student is issued a trespass notice and may not be present on University property at any time or attend any University-sponsored event or activity without prior authorization by the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards. Conditions of re-enrollment following a period of suspension may be determined by the University Review Board and/or the Office of Students Rights and Community Standards.
i. Expulsion: permanent termination of enrollment. Upon expulsion, the student is issued a trespass notice and may not be present on University property at any time or attend any University-sponsored event or activity without prior authorization by the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards.
j. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree: admission to or a degree awarded from Ball State University may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of Ball State standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.