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Student Rights & Responsibilities

Sanctions

If a student is found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code, the University Hearing Officer may assign one or more sanctions based on the students’ previous conduct history and the level of the current offense:

  • Educational sanction -  May include attendance or implementation at educational programs, interviews with appropriate officials, referrals to appropriate university or community resources, community service, written reflections or educational essays, or any other educational activity that the University Hearing Officer deems appropriate for the specific incident.
  • Residential reassignment – Transfer from a specific residence hall or room to another area on campus.
  • Residential eviction -  Complete removal and cancellation of a student’s housing contract
  • University or residential trespass – Trespass from being present on university owned property or within specific halls or buildings.
  • University no contact order – Assigned no contact (verbal, electronic, third-party, etc.) between two or more individuals.
  • Fine/restitution – Assessed fine to cover the cost of theft or damages
  • Campus internet access removal – Restriction from using the campus ResNet system due to potential violations of the ResNet Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Parental notification – Notice via letter or phone call to notify parents/guardians of concerning behaviors or actions that may be causing a potential concern for the student’s health and safety, or may be jeopardizing the student’s ability to continue as a student at CWU.

Certain sanctions have deadlines. A University Conduct Hold will be placed on your account if you do not complete them by the deadline.
The hearing officer may also assign a student status sanction:

  • Formal warning
  • Disciplinary probation – An assigned status for a specific period of time in which further violations of the Student Conduct Code may put the student’s status with the University in jeopardy and may result in more serious sanctions being imposed.
  • Deferred suspension – Due to the nature of the specific violation or the student’s conduct history, the outcome could be disciplinary suspension from the university; however, the University Hearing Officer elected to defer the suspension for a specific period of time in which any further violations of the Student Conduct Code may result in disciplinary suspension or expulsion. 
  • Disciplinary suspension – Withdrawal and separation from the University for a specified period, generally for a full calendar year. This may include restricted access to campus and/or other specified activities
  • Disciplinary expulsion – Withdrawal and separation from the University indefinitely without the possibility of readmission. This may include restricted access to campus and/or other specified activities.