Contact Us

Ms. Janet McKeithan-Janifer
Associate Dean of Students
(717) 477-1164 
studentconduct@ship.edu


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Sanctions

Sanctions are utilized to help students develop more productive patterns of behavior, to support the integrity of the academic mission, and to protect the members of the academic community.

Warning

Official notice that specific behavior or activity was in violation of the conduct code and that further violations may result in more serious disciplinary action.  It serves as an official disapproval of acts committed.

Reprimand

Official notice that specific behavior or activity was in violation of the conduct code and that further violations most likely will result in more serious disciplinary action.  This action serves to formally communicate that certain behavior and activity are unacceptable and need to be corrected.

Censure

Official notification of a specified period of review and monitoring during which behavior and activity must demonstrate compliance with University rules, regulations, and policies.  Further violations will result in more severe disciplinary action, especially if they occur during the specified period of censure.

Probation

Official notification of a specified period of review and monitoring in response to behavior or acts, although not serious enough to warrant suspension, deemed highly inappropriate and strongly against University standards.  Further violations of the conduct code will result in more severe disciplinary action, including an examination of continued status as a student or student organization.

Term Suspension

Official notification involving a disciplinary separation from the University for a specified period generally not less than one semester (excluding summer).  Suspension involves denial of all affiliated privileges and rights, including the privilege of using University facilities.  Any stipulated conditions shall be met before readmission.

Indefinite Suspension

Official notification involving a disciplinary separation from the University for an indefinite period.  Suspension involves denial of all affiliated privileges and rights, including the privilege of using University facilities.  A person shall not return to the University from an indefinite suspension without the approval of the Dean of Students or designee.  All stipulated conditions, if any, shall be met before readmission.

Expulsion

Official notification of permanent disciplinary separation from the University with denial of all affiliated privileges and rights.  Use of campus facilities is prohibited.

 

Stipulations

Stipulations may be attached to all sanctions as deemed appropriate.  The following is a list, while not exhaustive, of stipulations available for use by hearing officers and judicial boards.

Restitution

Reimbursement for actual damage to or destruction of property, including that of the University or of other persons.

Housing Transfer

Movement from a current residential assignment to another location in campus housing.  A student shall not be transferred from one assignment to another unless minimally at the level of censure.

Housing Suspension

Removal from campus housing for a specified period of time.  The room deposit shall be forfeited in all cases.  A student shall not be suspended from campus housing unless minimally at the level of probation.

Counseling

Required to meet with a University counselor or private therapist (at the student’s expense).

Alcohol/Drug Referral

Participation in the Connection Program which provides alcohol and drug education.  This requires an interview with a staff member and possible participation in an educational series or information sessions.  It may also require a substance abuse assessment by a professional therapist.  Referral to the Connection Program may include a fee for service component.

Community Service

Donating a predetermined number of hours on either the campus or in the local community.

Termination of Privileges

Prohibition of participation in campus co-curricular activities or use of campus services, e.g., intramural participation, room reservation privileges, use of bulletin boards.

Termination of Student Organization Registration or Fraternity/Sorority Recognition

This means that the organization may no longer function on the Shippensburg University campus.

Mediation

A dispute resolution process that utilizes neutral facilitators to help individuals resolve conflict.

Community Seminar

A workshop designed to help students develop better citizenship skills.