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C. Sanctions

1. Possible Sanctions

1. The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code:

  1. Warning: A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations; a copy of the notice shall be placed in the student’s discipline file.
  2. Probation: A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
  3. Loss of Privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
  4. Fines: Previously established and published fines may be imposed.
  5. Alcohol & Other Drug Fee: Administrative fees associated with alcohol and/or drug violations.
  6. Alcohol and/or Drug Assessment: In-person assessment conducted by Licensed Counselors in the University Counseling Center.
  7. Restitution: Compensation for loss, damage or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
  8. Discretionary Sanctions: Community service, educational assignments, service to the University, or other related discretionary assignments/sanctions.
  9. University Housing Suspension: Separation of the student from University Housing for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
  10. University Housing Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from University Housing.
  11. University Suspension: Separation of the student from Oklahoma City University for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission will be specified.
  12. Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from Oklahoma City University.
  13. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree: Admission to or a degree awarded from the University may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of University standards in obtaining a degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
  14. Withholding Degree: The University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in the Student Code, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
2. Violation Results

2. A violation may result in a student (r group of students) receiving one or more of the sanctions listed above.

3. Failure to Complete Sanctions

3. If a student fails to complete assigned sanctions prior to the end of an academic term or the mandated completion date, the conduct officer can have a transcript and/or grade hold placed on that student’s account. 

4. Academic and Disciplinary Records

4. Other than University expulsion or revocation or withholding of a degree, disciplinary sanctions may not be made part of the student’s permanent academic record, but may become part of the student’s disciplinary record. University suspension may be made part of a student’s permanent academic record at the discretion of the investigating party. Students will be given the opportunity to petition the Dean of Students Office to have the transcript notation removed no earlier than one year after the conclusion of the suspension. Students who withdraw from the University prior to resolution of the conduct process will receive a permanent academic record notation. 

5. Expunging of Records

5. Upon graduation and upon application to the Student Code Administrator, a student’s disciplinary record may be expunged of disciplinary actions other than residence hall expulsion, University suspension and University expulsion, or revocation or withholding of a degree. Disciplinary records will be maintained; however, disciplinary actions other than residence hall expulsion, University suspension, University expulsion or revocation or withholding of a degree shall not be disclosed to third parties five years after the student’s final enrollment with the University. 

6. Sanctions for Organizations

6. The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:

  1. Those sanctions listed above in Article V (C).
  2. Loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time.
  3. Deactivation: loss of all privileges, including University recognition, for a specified period of time.
7. Issue & Approval of Sanctions

7. When a Student Conduct Administrator determines that a student and/or group or organization has violated the Student Code, the sanctions(s) shall be determined and imposed by the Student Code Administrator. When persons other than, or in addition to, the Student Code Administrator have been authorized to serve as the Student Conduct Board, the recommendation of the Student Conduct Board shall be considered by the Vice President for Student Affairs in determining and imposing sanctions. The Vice President for Student Affairs is not limited to sanctions recommended by members of the Student Conduct Board. Following the Student Conduct Board Hearing, the Student Conduct Board and the Vice President for Student Affairs shall advise the Accused Student, group and/or organization (and a complaining student who believes s/he was the victim of another student’s conduct) in writing of the determination and of the sanction(s) imposed, if any.