IX. Sanctions

When a student is found Responsible, or when deemed applicable, the Review Officers will determine what sanction(s), if any, is necessary to:

  • Provide an educational experience for the student,
  • Assist the student in understanding and accepting the consequences of personal actions and decisions,
  • Give the student an opportunity to give back to the community, and
  • Uphold the safety of the PLU learning community.

Sanctions depend upon the particular circumstances of each incident and may be imposed singly or in combination, as appropriate for the circumstances. In determining a sanction, the Review Officer(s) may consider the student’s conduct history at PLU, as well as other information available to it which PLU deems, in its sole discretion, relevant.

Repeated violations of the Student Code of Conduct will result in a cumulative effect for sanctioning. Thus, continued violations of policy may result in more severe sanctions, and may cumulate in the removal of the student from the university.

  • Good Standing: A student is defined as being in “good standing with respect to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities” means that a student is not expelled, suspended, on deferred suspension, or on disciplinary probation. A student is also not in good standing if they have a Student Conduct hold on their student accounts.
    • A Student Conduct hold may be placed on a student’s account for reasons that include, but are not limited to: incomplete sanctions, participation in an ongoing sexual misconduct process, and failure to attend and complete the SRR process.
    • Student Conduct Holds prohibit students from registering from classes, acquiring transcripts, accessing student accounts, and grade reviews. When possible, students will be notified via email if this action is taken.

A student is also not in good standing with respect to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities if they fail to complete sanctions by the stated due date. If a student is not in good standing with respect to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, they may be restricted from all or any part of campus facilities, activities, programs, leadership positions, or other restrictions as deemed appropriate by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, depending on the nature of the violation.

  • Failure to Complete Sanctions: Students who fail to complete assigned sanctions in the timeline given are not in good standing with respect to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and will be placed on a Student Conduct Hold. Additionally, students who fail to complete sanctions are subject to the imposition of more severe sanctions, up to and including removal from the university.

 

  • Parent/Guardian Notification: PLU reserves the right to inform parents or guardians when students are referred to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and/or notify parents or guardians of outcomes and/or imposed sanctions.

 

  •  Deferral of Sanctions: If the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities believes the student will benefit from an alternative course of action (i.e., referral to the Counseling Center or Health Center), some sanctions may be imposed and then deferred. If the student fails to follow through with alternative options proposed, or is involved in a new infraction during the deferral period and is found to have engaged in misconduct, the deferral may be removed at the sole discretion of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, and the original sanction re-instituted. In addition, the sanction for the new misconduct may be more severe than the original sanction.

 

Click here for the Overview of Sanctions.

Click here for Alcoholic Beverages Sanctions.

Click here for Illegal Drugs Sanctions.

Last Modified: November 1, 2016 at 6:43 pm