Sanctions

Sanctions 

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

a. Letter of Reprimand—A notice in writing to the Student that will remain with their discipline record.

b. Probation—Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the Student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period. 

Students on probation may be ineligible to participate in certain university programs, e.g. study abroad and student leadership positions such as Resident Assistant positions and Owl Team.

c. Loss of Privileges—Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.

d. Fine—Fines may be imposed and range from $50 to $1000. However, the combined fines for multiple violations of this Student Code found at a single hearing will not exceed $1,500.

e. Restitution—Compensation for loss or damage to university property. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

f. Other Sanctions—Work assignments, psycho-educational sessions, essays, service to the university, community service, meetings with educators/counselors, housing relocation, or other related assignments.

g. 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. When a sanction of suspension from University Housing is imposed, the Student is denied the opportunity to enter, even as a guest, or live in University Housing for a specified or indefinite period of time. Students removed from University Housing and Dining Facilities shall remain liable for all housing and meal plan fees and are not eligible for any refunds for the full occupancy period of the Housing License or Dining Agreement.

h. University Housing Expulsion—Permanent separation of the Student from the residence halls. When a sanction of expulsion from University Housing is imposed, the Student is permanently denied the opportunity to enter, even as a guest, or live in University Housing. Students removed from the University Housing and Dining Facilities shall remain liable for all housing and meal plan fees and are not eligible for any refunds for the full occupancy period of the Housing License or Dining Agreement.

i. University Suspension—Separation of the Student from the university for a definite period of time, after which the Student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. When a sanction of suspension is imposed, the Student MAY NOT:

• Be present on university premises, attend classes, receive academic credit for classes taken at Temple University or at any other institution during the period of suspension, or enter any university facility including residence, dining, recreation, leisure or library facilities, with the exception of facilities when they are open to the public and university-sponsored programs, activities or related events when they are open to the public;

• Participate in university registered or recognized clubs or organizations, or university sponsored programs, activities or related events;

• Be employed by the university in any capacity where the employment is contingent upon their status as a student.

The suspended Student is responsible for payment of all tuition and fee charges in accordance with payment information contained in university policy.

j. University Expulsion—Permanent separation of the Student from the university. When a sanction of expulsion is imposed, the Student MAY NOT:

• Be present on university premises, attend classes, receive academic credit for classes taken at Temple, or enter any university facility including residence, dining, recreation, leisure or library facilities, with the exception of facilities when they are open to the public and university-sponsored programs, activities or related events when they are open to the public;

• Participate in university registered or recognized clubs or organizations, or university sponsored programs, activities or related events;

• Be employed by the university in any capacity contingent upon their status as a student.

The expelled Student is responsible for payment of all tuition and fee charges in accordance with payment information as contained in university policy.  The expelled Student will have access to University email and files for 30 days from the date that the conduct case is final.  The Student must remove any information prior to that date.  Email data will not be saved after the 30 day deadline has passed.

k. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree—Admission to or a degree awarded from the university may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violations of university standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a Student prior to graduation.

l. Academic Sanctions- A grade reduction, failing grade and other appropriate academic sanctions.

m. Minimum Mandatory Sanctions for Alcohol and Drug violations:

First Finding of Responsibility:

  • Notification of parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding violation(s) where the Accused Student is under the age of 21.
  • Mandatory participation in Temple University’s Drug and Alcohol Offense Program (DAO). Completion of the appropriately assigned track(s). A Student who fails to satisfy the sanction requirement in the specified time may be charged with an additional violation of the Student Conduct Code.
  • Disciplinary probation for a minimum of 15 weeks, not to exceed 20 weeks.
  • Fine of $250

Second Finding of Responsibility:

  • Notification of parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding violation(s) where the Accused Student is under the age of 21.
  • Individual alcohol and drug assessment with DAO program staff and completion of the appropriately assigned track(s). A Student who fails to satisfy the sanction requirement in the specified time may be charged with an additional violation of the Student Conduct Code.
  • Disciplinary probation for a minimum of 15 weeks with a maximum to be determined by the panel. This extension of disciplinary probation may begin when the initial disciplinary probation ends.
  • Fine of $750

Third Finding of Responsibility:

  • Notification of parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding violation(s) where the Accused Student is under the age of 21.
  • Suspension/expulsion from the university.
  • At the discression of the University Code Administrator, a fine of $1000 may also be imposed.

n. No Contact Order – A directive to cease and desist from any intentional contact, direct or indirect, with one or more designated persons or group(s) through any means, including personal contact, electronic, email, text, telephone, through a third party, or by any other means.  Should the student fail to cease contact, they will be subject to additional disciplinary sanctioning.

o. Additional Organizational Sanctions:

                1. Suspension of Social Privileges – The loss of all or partial social

                function privileges for a defined period of time.

                2. Loss of University Privileges and Services – The loss of university

                privileges (ie. space reservations) for a defined period of time.

                3. Suspension of the Organization – The loss of University recognition

for a defined period of time.  When an organization is not recognized by the University it cannot claim to be affiliated with Temple University and have the rights and benefits that are afforded to recognized organizations.

2. More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.  The full range of sanctions is available for any violation depending on the nature and severity of the violation. 

3. No Student with outstanding sanctions will be permitted to graduate until the sanctions have been completed.

4. Those sanctions listed above in Article IV D 1a-f, may be imposed upon groups or student organizations.  Additionally, groups and/or student organizations may be sanctioned with loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time or suspension from the University for a specified period of time.  The organization will have to follow all applicable policies to be considered for university recognition once the period of suspension is over.