Violations and Sanctions

Violations and Sanctions

The Code of Conduct applies to all students of Millersville University. The Code also applies to any group of students who have complied with the University requirements for recognition as a student organization. Members of a student organization may be individually held responsible or charged as a group for infractions and violations to the Code.

Should there be allegations of hazing, the Judicial Affairs Director will determine whether there are sufficient grounds to charge a student or student organization with violating Section B. of the Student Code of Conduct. Hazing violations will result in sanctions. The following sanctions are general University sanctions which may be imposed. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and the University and its agents reserve the right to impose additional sanctions to ensure the highest standards of conduct.

The University may impose any of the following sanctions listed below on student organizations found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

A. Reprimand-Student organization executive leadership shall be warned in writing to refrain from continuing the conduct in question. Continuation of the conduct may result in more serious consequences.

B. Deactivation – Temporary loss of University recognition and campus privileges for a designated period of time. A student organization deactivation shall not exceed five years.

C. Termination of University Recognition - The organization is not eligible for reinstatement for a minimum of five (5) years. Reinstatement of an organization's charter can only be granted by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Consideration for reinstatement must be accompanied by a written proposal developed under the guidance of the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership. The proposal for reinstatement must also include the following criteria: a letter of endorsement/support from a proposed faculty/staff advisor, a letter of support from the Executive Board of Student Senate, and a cover letter outlining the steps that have been taken to avoid a repeat of the earlier misconduct.

D. Additional sanctions including but not limited to items cited in Section G.2

1. Educational Sanction - A student may be required to attend an educational program, participate in a community service project or produce an educational project.

2. Loss of Privileges - A student/student organization may be denied specific privileges for a designated period of time. These privileges include but are not limited to access to specific buildings, facilities, residence hall assignment, and participation in extracurricular activities.

3. Restitution - Payment for property loss or damage, or other losses such as medical bills. Sanctions imposed against student organizations do not also apply to the individual members of the organizations, unless otherwise specified.

All students and student organizations are responsible for abiding by the terms and conditions of the Student Code of Conduct. Students will be held responsible regardless of their place of residence or whether their acts are on or off campus.

For more information, please refer to the Student Code of Conduct