This page is for those students who have been assigned Student Conduct sanctions after meeting with the Student Conduct and Community Standards Office. Students are expected to complete all assigned sanctions in full and on time. Students who fail to do so may be further charged with violations of the Code of Conduct.
It is the responsibility of the student to complete sanctions within the required time period. A student found in violation of this code must return to the director of the college judicial system, the “Completion of Sanction” form signed by the appropriate individuals.
Failure to complete sanctions may result in an official “hold” placed on all permanent records of a student and/or further charges being brought.
In the event of non-compliance with an order of suspension or dismissal, University Police will be responsible for ensuring enforcement.
Reprimand or warning: Written notice that continuation or repetition of the violation within a period of time stated in the warning may be a cause for more severe disciplinary action.
Social probation: Restriction from participation in specified college/sponsored activities, events, or use of specified college facilities.
Restitution: Reimbursement for damage or misuse of property.
College or community service: In consultation with the Dean of Students, individuals may be assigned appropriate community or college service. Such service may not exceed 40 hours and may not conflict with the student’s religious or ethical views.
Disciplinary probation: Status of student is declared probationary for a specific period of time which shall not be less than three months nor more than one calendar year. Further violation of recognized rules and regulations may warrant immediate suspension or expulsion from the college. This sanction precludes the individual from representing the college in an official capacity such as intercollegiate athletics or student office, and it may include the loss of specific privileges.
Suspension or dismissal: The hearing board may recommend to the college president that a student found in violation of this code be suspended or dismissed from the college. Students dismissed from the College as a result of violations of the Code shall not receive credit for the semester in which the expulsion occurred and will be liable for all tuition and fees for that semester.
Interim suspension: The college president may suspend a student pending a hearing and determination thereof, whenever: in his/her considered judgment the continued presence of such student would constitute a clear danger to him/herself or to the safety of persons or property or would pose an immediate threat of disruptive interference with the normal conduct of the institutions’ activities and functions, provided, however, that the president shall grant a hearing , within a reasonable period, on the request of any student so suspended with respect to the basis for such suspension. During this period of such a suspension, the student shall not, without prior permission of the president or his/her designated representative, enter or remain on the campus of the State University College at Buffalo other than to attend the hearing. Violation of any condition of the interim suspension shall be grounds for dismissal from the college. The student must leave the campus within 48 hours of notification of the suspension or expulsion unless an appeal is granted or an extension is approved by the college president or his/her designee. The suspended or expelled student may not visit the campus unless prior permission by the college president or his/her designee is given.
Sexual Misconduct Sanctions: Sanctions for students found responsible for sexual misconduct violations are listed under the Sexual Violence Addendum to the Code.
Residence hall probation: A student’s resident status is declared probationary for a specified period of time. Residence hall probation is a strict warning against further violation(s) of residence hall/college policies. Further violations may result in loss of a student’s license to live on campus.
Imposed reassignment: A resident student will be reassigned to an available space on campus to be determined by the judicial hearing board and director of residence life. The student will be required to move to the new assignment within a specified and reasonable period of time or be subject to immediate suspension from the residence halls.
Removal Hall Removal in Abeyance- Students placed on removal in abeyance are permitted to remain as a campus resident provided that they abide by the rules and regulations for outlined in the code of conduct and for campus residency. Students must complete all other sanctions assigned. Violations of any campus policies while placed on Removal in Abeyance will result in your immediate removal from campus housing
Housing Termination/Non-Renewal of License- Students who have their housing terminated will no longer be permitted to live in or visit the residence halls for a two year period.
Removal from the Residence Halls: The student will be required to vacate the residence halls for a reasonable specified period. The student may apply to the director of residence life or his/her designee to be readmitted to the residence halls following a period of suspension. Any individual under suspension or expulsion from the residence hall is prohibited from entering any residence hall without explicit permission, in writing, from the director of residence life of his/her designee.
Educational Workshop and Programs
Effective June 1, 2004, Buffalo State College will indicate a permanent notation on the official college transcript of any student that is dismissed as a result of either serious and/or repeated violations of the Code of Student Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities.
For crimes of violence, including, but not limited to sexual violence, defined as crimes that meet the reporting requirements pursuant to the federal Clery Act1 established in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(1)(F)(i)(I)-(VIII), institutions shall make a notation on the transcript of students found responsible after a conduct process that they were “suspended after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation” or “expelled after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation.” For the respondent who withdraws from the institution while such conduct charges are pending, and declines to complete the disciplinary process, institutions shall make a notation on the transcript of such students that they “withdrew with conduct charges pending.”
Students may submit an appeal to the Dean of Students seeking removal of a transcript notation for a suspension, provided that such notation shall not be
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