Sanctions for Groups
The policies stated below are in effect as of the Fall 2018 Term/Semester. Please refer to the 2017-2018 Student Handbook for policies in effect prior to Fall 2018.
If a group is found responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, the group will be given 1 or more sanctions. Sanctions are designed to help prevent future Student Code of Conduct violations, educate the group and its leaders and members on appropriate behavior required to succeed in the workplace and live in society, and, where appropriate, remedy any damage done.
Withdrawal of University Recognition
Withdrawal of university recognition for a group means that the group may no longer exist as a group at the university and that students may no longer participate in that group as members, leaders or otherwise. Any student who continues to participate in or accept members into any group for which the university has withdrawn recognition will be subject to the Conduct Review Process. Withdrawal of university recognition will require the group to reapply for any university recognition, which may not take place prior to 4 calendar years after the sanction is imposed. Conditions for future recognition may also be specified.
Suspension of University Recognition
Suspension of university recognition for a group means that the group may not exist as a group at the university during the stated period of the suspension, and that students may not participate in that group as members, leaders or otherwise during the stated period of the suspension. Additional conditions may be imposed upon the group's return to the university. Any student who continues to participate in or accept members into any group that the university has suspended will be subject to the Conduct Review Process.
Suspension of Group Privileges
Suspension of a group’s privileges includes, but is not limited to, suspension of university funding, holding events and/or meetings, accepting new members, participating as a group in university/campus events during the stated period of the suspension, etc. The group may not participate in any of the suspended privileges during the stated period of the suspension. Any group that continues to participate in any of the suspended privileges during the period of the suspension will be subject to additional sanctions.
Interim Suspension of University Recognition or Group Privileges
This is an immediate, temporary suspension that remains in effect until the Group Conduct Review Process has been completed, unless otherwise stated. An interim suspension can be a suspension of university recognition or a suspension of group privileges. Interim suspensions are used when the university perceives that because of the alleged violation or other factors, an interim suspension is advisable to help protect an individual or the university community, property or the normal operations of the university, until the Group Conduct Review Process has been completed. Any student who continues to participate in or accept members into any group that the university has placed on interim suspension (other than as part of the Group Conduct Review Process) will be subject to the Conduct Review Process. For questions regarding interim suspensions, please contact Community Standards and Conduct.
A group who receives a sanction of conduct probation and has subsequent policy violations may face more severe sanctions, up to and including university suspension or dismissal from JWU.
Fines/fees are monetary penalties, which must be paid from the group’s funds by the date specified when the sanction is given.
The purpose of restitution is to make good or compensate the university for loss, damage, or injury. Restitution can take the form of a monetary payment, the repair or replacement of damaged property, or participation in a campus or community work or service project. Restitution must be completed by the date specified when the sanction is given.
Campus/community service includes the group providing services to the university or a recognized nonprofit agency of the group’s choice for a specified number of hours or a particular work or service project. Campus/community service must be completed by the date specified when the sanction is given.
In addition to other sanctions, a group found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct may be assigned educational sanctions, such as required attendance at an educational program relevant to the violation for which the group was found responsible, reflective/research papers, classes, seminars, interviews, presentations, projects and/or other creative sanctions. Educational sanctions must be completed by the date specified when the sanction is given.
A warning given to the group, which indicates that additional sanctions will be imposed if the group engages in future violations of the Student Code of Conduct.