Organizational Conduct Process & Sanctions

Philosophy and Process

Sanctions are intended to educate organizations on the effects of their behavior and invoke change in future decision making. A dean of students or the Student Disciplinary Board may implement any of the sanctions listed in this section, pursuant to the conduct process set forth in this or the EQB Guide.

Sanctioning Options

Sanctions that may be issued include the following:

Organizational Warning – official disciplinary action conveying to the organization that their behavior was unacceptable and that any future violation of this Code may result in more severe disciplinary action, including Organizational Probation, Organizational Suspension, or Revocation of University recognition. Notification will also be sent to any national or regional organization with whom the group is affiliated.

Organizational Probation – pre-suspension period in which the organization’s behavior is under University review, conveying that the behavior was unacceptable and that any future violation of this Code may result in more severe disciplinary action, including Organizational Suspension or Revocation of University recognition. Notification will also be sent to any national or regional organization with whom the Recognized Student Organization is affiliated.

  1. Organizational Probation shall be imposed for a period no less than the remainder of the current semester.

  2. A Recognized Student Organization that has violated this Code while currently on Disciplinary Probation shall be suspended as a minimum sanction.

  3. A Recognized Student Organization that has violated this Code and has previously been on Organizational Probation, but is not currently on Organizational Probation, may be placed on Organizational Probation as a minimum sanction.

Organizational Suspension – suspension of official University recognition for a period no less than the remainder of the current semester. Notification will also be sent to any national or regional organization with whom the University Recognized Student Organization is affiliated.

  1. Suspension may be effective immediately or deferred until the end of the current semester.

  2. During the period of Suspension, the Recognized Student Organization will have all benefits of University recognition suspended. A suspended Recognized Student Organization may not participate in University Sponsored Activities, participate in events and activities as an organization, use or schedule University facilities and cannot use Sewanee’s name or marks in any manner for any purpose.

  3. The suspension and all associated documentation shall be maintained in the Recognized Student Organization official University records maintained by Campus Activities.

  4. A date at which time the Recognized Student Organization may request to be cleared by and returned to good organizational standing can be established contingent upon fulfillment of all requirements set forth by an Organizational Conduct Review Officer or the Board.

  5. A Recognized Student Organization that has violated this Code and has previously been suspended shall be suspended as a minimum sanction.

Removal of University Recognition – permanent revocation of University recognition subject to the right to petition for reinstatement as described in this section.

  1. Shall be effective immediately.

  2. All benefits given to a recognized student organization shall be permanently removed.

  3. A notation of Removal and all associated documentation shall be maintained in the former student organization’s official University record maintained by Campus Activities.

  4. The former Recognized Student Organization may petition the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students to rescind the removal no earlier than two (2) years after the effective date of the Removal. The Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students’ determination regarding reinstatement shall be based on the former Recognized Student Organization petition and relevant documentation supporting or opposing the rescindment. If the Removal of Recognition is rescinded, the organization must follow the established procedure for the establishment of a new student organization under the appropriate governing body.

Additional Sanctions – sanctions that may be given in addition to this Sections include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. loss of all privileges granted as a part of recognition for Recognized Student Organization

  2. restitution for loss, damage, or actual expenses incurred as a result of the Recognized Student Organization behavior;

  3. participation of Recognized Student Organization (its officers, other members or full membership) in educational programming, including alcohol and other drugs counseling or reflection activities;

  4. ban for a definite or indefinite period of time from all or a portion of any University premises or University-sponsored activities;

  5. any other sanction determined appropriate as a result of an Informal or Formal Resolution.