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Disciplinary Actions and Sanctions

The university does not accept or condone the inappropriate use of alcohol or controlled substances by students. Therefore, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol or controlled substances is strictly prohibited. The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities applies to all students who have a continuing relationship with Ball State and the university retains the authority to address violations of these expectations both on and off campus.

Sanctions that may be imposed on students could be a combination of any of the following:

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. 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 <link to 1>. Conditions of re-enrollment following period of suspension may be determined by the University Review Board and/or the Office of Student Rights and Community Standards.

h. 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.

i. Note:
Only the Hearing Board may recommend a sanction of suspension or expulsion.

The university has very high expectations for the behavior of our students and the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities is designed to help you understand the standards of the academic community. Ball State is committed to providing a safe environment that is socially responsible and conducive to your learning.

The inappropriate use of alcohol and other controlled substances is detrimental to our employees, students, and the public they serve. The university will attempt to help you if you are involved with inappropriate use of controlled substances by obtaining education and rehabilitation. However, the ultimate responsibility for overcoming a dependency or inappropriate use of controlled substances is yours. All students, faculty and staff have a responsibility to respect these policies and to encourage others to maintain safe and responsible habits.

The university will respond to all such violations quickly and severely in order to preserve these standards. While our primary goals are to educate you and support your growth through mistakes, you should be aware that violations of these policies could result in their suspension and expulsion from the university.
Student Rights and Community Standards
L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Room L-4
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5036
Fax: 765-285-2856
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