Educational Sanctions

Sanctions are intended to educate students on the effects of their behavior and invoke change in future decision-making. A Conduct Review Officer or Board may implement any of the sanctions listed in this Article, pursuant to the guidelines set forth in this Code. 

  1. Letter of Concern notification by the University that the student’s behavior was unacceptable and that the behavior needs to change.
    1. A Letter of Concern may be sent without a referral for proceedings under this Code. This shall only be utilized for minor off-campus violation(s) or minor housing violation(s) (e.g., trash, noise).
  2. Disciplinary Warning official disciplinary action conveying to the student that their behavior was unacceptable and that any future violation of this Code may result in more severe disciplinary action, including Disciplinary Probation, Suspension, or Expulsion.
  3. Disciplinary Probation pre-suspension period in which the student’s behavior is under University review, conveying that the student’s behavior was unacceptable and that any future violation of this Code may result in more severe disciplinary action, including Suspension or Expulsion.
    1. Disciplinary Probation shall be imposed for a period no less than the remainder of the current semester up to the remainder of the student’s academic career.
    2. A student who has violated this Code while currently on Disciplinary Probation shall be suspended as a minimum sanction.
    3. A student who has violated this Code and has previously been on Disciplinary Probation, but is not currently on Disciplinary Probation, shall be placed on Disciplinary Probation as a minimum sanction.
  4. Suspension separation from the University for a period no less than the remainder of the current semester.
    1. Suspension may be effective immediately or deferred until the end of the current semester.
    2. During the period of Suspension, the student shall be banned from all University premises and University-sponsored activities, and is subject to arrest for trespassing if found on any University premises or at a University-sponsored activity.
    3. A notation of Suspension shall be recorded on the student’s official University transcript maintained by the Registrar’s Office. A notation will also be added to the University of North Carolina Suspension/Expulsion database.
    4. A date at which time the student may request to be cleared by the Office of Student Conduct and returned to good disciplinary standing can be established contingent upon fulfillment of all requirements set forth by a Conduct Review Officer or Board.
    5. The notation of Suspension shall be removed from the student’s transcript after they have been returned to good disciplinary standing. In the case of suspension for an indefinite period of time, the notation of Suspension shall be removed upon approval of the Director.
    6. A student who has violated this Code and has previously been suspended shall be suspended as a minimum sanction.
  5. Expulsion permanent separation from the University.
    1. Expulsion shall be effective immediately.
    2. Expulsion precludes enrollment and matriculation at any University of North Carolina constituent institution.
    3. The former student shall be banned from all University premises and University-sponsored activities, and is subject to arrest for trespassing if found on any University premises or at a University-sponsored activity.
    4. A notation of Expulsion shall be recorded on the former student’s official University transcript maintained by the Registrar’s Office. A notation will also be added to the University of North Carolina Suspension/Expulsion database.
    5. The former student may petition the Chancellor to rescind the Expulsion no earlier than two (2) years after the effective date of the Expulsion. The Chancellor’s conclusion shall be based on the former student’s petition and relevant documentation supporting or opposing the rescindment. If the Expulsion is rescinded, the Expulsion notation shall be removed from the former student’s transcript, and they are no longer precluded from enrollment and matriculation at any University of North Carolina constituent institution on the basis of the Expulsion.
  6. Additional Sanctions sanctions that may be given in addition to Sections 5.01b.-5.01e. of this Code include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1. community service with a non-profit agency;
    2. restitution for loss, damage, or actual expenses incurred as a result of the student’s behavior;
    3. participation in educational programming, including alcohol and other drugs counseling (on-campus Wellness and Prevention BASICS or Off Campus counseling) or reflection activities;
    4. service fee for on-campus alcohol and other drug education;
    5. change in current University Housing assignment;
    6. loss of University Housing privileges;
    7. Drug Screening Information Handout

      at the student’s expense;

    8. restriction from representing the University in any official function or leadership position (e.g., varsity athletics, student leadership position, cheerleader, senator or officer in Student Government Association, elected office in any recognized student organization.
    9. ban for a definite or indefinite period of time from all or a portion of any University premises or University-sponsored activity;
    10. restriction of contact with, or proximity to, other specified members of the University community; and
    11. any other sanction determined appropriate by a Conduct Review Officer or Board.

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Physical Address
320 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Mailing Address:
ASU Box 32084
Boone, NC 28608-2084

Phone: 828-262-2704
Fax: 828-262-4997

Email: 
studentconduct@appstate.edu

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