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University Status

University Statuses are meant to allow students to reflect on their behavior and the decisions they made that led to their being found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct. Below are the various types of University Statuses that a student may be given.


In instances of less serious deviations from the University norms of conduct, the student(s) may be formally warned of the possible consequences of continuing such behavior. No other specific action is taken unless further misconduct occurs.


Disciplinary Reprimand

This action is a formal admonition on behalf of the University community and is intended to clearly document in a student's or student organization's disciplinary file that his/her/its behavior has been deemed unacceptable.

Disciplinary Probation

This action constitutes a change in status between good standing and suspension or expulsion from the University. The student or student organization is permitted to remain enrolled at or retain recognition by the University under stated conditions, depending upon the nature of the violation and upon the potential learning value that may derive from specific restrictive measures. Further violations may result in immediate suspension, indefinite suspension, or expulsion from the University.

Social Probation

This status is applied as a result of a breach of specific social regulations. Its primary effect is to suspend a privilege related to the nature of the offense and/or restrict access to specific campus facilities or programs.

Interim Suspension

This action by the Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, or his or her designee, in consultation with the Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience, or a designee, is a temporary suspension of certain rights or privileges while a conduct case is pending. An interim suspension may be broad and inclusive or may be restricted to a specific location and/or function and is based on the determination that the safety and well-being of the University community or specific persons are at risk.

Indefinite Suspension

This action results in a student's involuntary withdrawal from the University, or in loss of University recognition and related privileges for a student organization, for an indefinite period of time. A student or student organization placed on a status of indefinite suspension is permitted, after a prescribed period of separation, to submit a petition demonstrating his/her/its good citizenship in the time away from the University and potential for making positive contributions in the future.

Individual student petitions are required to include: a personal essay evidencing the learning the student has gained from the incident that led to the indefinite suspension; the manner in which the student has been occupied since his/her departure from the University; and, the specific commitments the student will make to contributing positively to the University community if offered the opportunity for readmission; documented evidence of the student's completion of substantial service to the community; documented evidence of gainful employment and/or completion of academic course work at an accredited institution of higher education; and, documented evidence of completion of any special assignments identified for the student by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at the time of or subsequent to the student's departure. This petition is reviewed by the Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs who will determine whether and under what conditions a student may be permitted to return to the University in a future semester.

Student organization petitions will include elements specific to the type of student organization, as determined by the Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.


This action results in the permanent separation of the student, or student organization, from the University, its programs and facilities. It is the most severe disciplinary action that the University Conduct System can impose.