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Definitions of Sanctions

 

Counseling and Psychological Services Referral University Probation
Expulsion Financial Sanctions
Marijuana 101 Additional Educational Assignments
Restrictions Student Community Ethics Hold
Suspension Under the Influence
University Housing - Expulsion  University Housing - Suspension

Any student found responsible for violating the WCU Code of Student Conduct may be subject to one or more of the following sanctions. To see guidelines for the assignment of sanctions, please review the WCU Code of Student Conduct.

Counseling and Psychological Services Referral
A student may be referred to the Counseling and Psychological Services for 2 required appointments.  This is not sanctioned ongoing counseling, but only asking the student to work with the Counseling center to see if counseling could be helpful in the future.

University Probation
University probation is a designated period of time during which a student should adhere to the WCU Code of Student Conduct.  If the student is found responsible for violating the WCU Code of Student Conduct during this period of time, that student could receive more severe conduct sanctions.

Expulsion
A student will lose the privilege of attending WCU as a student and will be permanently separated from the university. A student who is expelled may not visit the campus without the permission of the DSCE. If the student comes to the WCU campus without permission from the DSCE, that student will put themselves at risk to be arrested for trespassing.  The sanction of University Expulsion is recorded in the University of North Carolina Suspension and Expulsion database.

Financial Sanctions
i. Administrative Cost – Related to the working cost associated with resolving or addressing the alleged violation (such as the relocation of lobby furniture to its proper location or the time for staff to remove people from a building during a fire alarm).

ii. Restitution – Serves as compensation for loss, damage or injury. Restitution may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

iii. Educational Outreach Assessment – A financial sanction that provides a tangible learning opportunity for students. Through this sanction the student contributes to their own education and the education of other WCU students.
 
Marijuana 101
Marijuana 101 is a online course that specifically addresses marijuana use and includes the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention for marijuana (formerly e-TOKE). The Marijuana 101 course also includes a Part 2 follow-up assessment so that the DSCE can measure changes in students’ attitudes and behavior.

Additional Educational Assignments
In certain cases, additional educational assignments can be sanctioned.  These assignments can include are not limited to: reflection papers, educational programs, bulletin boards, etc.  

Restrictions
In certain cases, loss of privileges or loss of eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities may be imposed.

The hearing officer may impose a No Contact Order. This includes but is not limited to contact in person or through electronic means or a third party.  A student will receive additional Code of Student Conduct allegations if they do not comply with a No Contact Order.  Repeated violations of university policy may result in suspension.

Student Community Ethics Hold 
Student Community Ethics holds can only be lifted by the DSCE office.  These holds can be placed on a student account for multiple reasons including, but not limited to: incomplete Alcohol Wise course, incomplete student conduct sanctions, participation in the conduct process, student conduct suspension, etc.  Please contact the DSCE office at 828.227.7234 in order to discuss any Student Community Ethics holds on your account.

Suspension
A student may be separated from WCU for a specified length of time, after which the student is allowed to  reapply for readmission to the university.  A suspended student may not visit the campus without the permission of DSCE.  If the student does come to the campus without permission from the DSCE, the student will put themselves at risk to be arrested for trespassing. The sanction of University Suspension is recorded in the University of North Carolina Suspension and Expulsion database.

Under the Influence
Under the Influence is an online alcohol intervention course used for alcohol related WCU Code of Student Conduct violations and includes the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention.  The Under the Influence course also includes a Part 2 follow-up assessment so that the DSCE can measure changes in students' attitudes and behavior.

University Housing - Expulsion
The student permanently loses the privilege of living in or visiting anyone in university housing.

University Housing - Suspension
The student loses the privilege of living in or visiting anyone in university housing for a specified length of time.  Afterward, the student is allowed to reapply for university housing, provided there is space available.

 

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