A student or student organization found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct is subject to one or more of the sanctions listed below, as determined by the judicial officer. Students enrolled in TVCC, regardless of their campus affiliation or mode of instructional delivery (i.e. dual credit, distance learning, etc.) are subject to said sanctions for conduct violations. The judicial officer will take into consideration previous violations of the Student Code of Conduct by the student or student organization. This may have an effect on the type and level of the sanction(s) to be imposed.
The following list of sanctions is intended to show the range of sanctions that may be imposed on a student or student organization, either individually or in combination. This list is not to be regarded as all-inclusive but rather as a sample of sanctions that may be imposed. Other College policies and regulations may impose specific penalties for specific violations, and nothing in this article is intended to limit the imposition of those specific sanctions.
Disciplinary warning – An official written reprimand stating that unacceptable behavior has occurred and any further inappropriate behavior or other violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in more serious judicial actions by the College.
Disciplinary probation – Disciplinary probation is a specific period of time, generally not less than three months, during which further violations of the Student Code of Conduct may result in more serious disciplinary actions. Violations of disciplinary probation will generally result in disciplinary actions such as suspension or expulsion from the College.
Restitution – Requiring restitution allows for the compensation of loss, damage or injury caused by a student’s or student organization’s misconduct. Compensation may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
Educational sanction - An educational sanction may consist of the assignment of specific projects to be performed by a student or student organization such as writing a research paper on a specified topic, performing community service hours, attending an educational program and/or writing reaction papers on a specified topic. Educational sanctions may also include completing mandated alcohol and drug education programs and enrolling in a web-based online alcohol and drug education program.
Loss of privileges – Specific privileges may be denied for a designated period of time.
Residential hall suspension – Student may be separated from the residential halls for a specified period of time. Students who are suspended from the residential hall are banned from all residence hall buildings during throughout the duration of the suspension.
Residential hall expulsion – Student may be permanently separated from the residential halls. Students who are expelled from the residential hall are banned from all residential hall buildings indefinitely.
Suspension – Suspension indicates that a student, by his/her actions, has forfeited the privilege of attending Trinity Valley Community College for a specified period of time. Suspended students are prohibited from entering the campus without specific authorization from the judicial officer. Students who reside on campus will have a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to remove all of their belongings from the residential hall after notification that the penalty of suspension is in effect. All residential hall fees and deposits may be forfeited. Trinity Valley Community College will not recognize any academic credit earned from another institution during the period of suspension. Students must apply for readmission following suspension.
Expulsion – Expulsion is the most serious sanction that can be imposed on a Trinity Valley Community College student. Expulsion is a permanent forced withdrawal from the College. An expelled student may not enter any part of the campus without specific authorization from the judicial officer. Students who reside on campus will have a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to remove all of their belongings from the residential hall after notification that the penalty of expulsion is in effect.
Deferred suspension- The student will be required to complete several sanctions or conditions during an allotted time. If any assigned sanction or condition is not met within the time allotted, suspension will be added as a sanction. In order to return to Trinity Valley after suspension, the student must complete all sanctions and conditions originally assigned.