If a student is found responsible for violation(s) of the John Carroll University Student Code of Conduct, action will be taken to repair harm. Administrative actions may be taken to prevent further harm and to keep the University community safe.
The descriptions provided below are intended to inform students of the range of possible actions that could be taken for violating the expectations outlined in the Student Code.
The actions listed below may be used separately or in combination with one another. Failure to comply with any action will result in additional conduct violations and may result in additional action(s).
Restorative actions are activities intended to engage students in repairing harm and allowing students to reflect further on their impact so they can make more intentional choices moving forward. Restorative actions may include, but are not limited to: attending or presenting a program related to the implications of the students’ conduct, apologizing to impacted parties, engaging in reflection, or creating a community building activity.
Notification may be made to parents/guardians and/or athletic coaches either verbally or in writing. This notification is done to promote student wellbeing and is primarily used in cases involving alcohol and other drugs.
A University Warning is a formal, written notice that the behavior or set of behaviors is inappropriate and violates the basic expectations of students as set forth in the Student Code. This may be assigned when the student has already repaired harm with parties who have been impacted by their actions.
Restitution requires a student to pay for damages to and/or destruction or loss of University property, property of members of the University community, or of visitors to the University. Restitution may also be applicable for misappropriation of University funds, or for other expenses incurred by the University as a result of violations of the Student Code. The amount of restitution is dependent on the extent of damage/loss as well as what is determined to be the most appropriate way for a student to make amends for the damage/loss caused. The amount and method of payment for restitution are decided by a Case Coordinator. Financial penalties may be imposed on students who are dismissed from the residence halls and/or students who are suspended or dismissed from the University.
Limitations on activities or access are assigned if the prohibition from participation in certain activities or events, or prohibition from the use of facilities or services has been determined to be in the best interest of the student and/or the University. Limitations on activities and/or access may include, but are not limited to, the following: a fixed period of ineligibility for service as an officer or member of any University organization, or as a member of any University committees, boards, or councils, or as a participant in any intercollegiate activity; ineligibility to receive or maintain any award from the University; prohibition from attendance at social events; restricted entrance into various University buildings; or restriction from all forms of contact with certain person(s) (i.e. No Contact Directive).
This action imposes specific restrictions on a student’s presence in residence halls or moves a student from the student’s assigned room, floor/wing, or building for a specific period of time or permanently. This usually carries a visitation restriction to the previously assigned room, floor/wing, or building. It may be necessary to move the student to a temporary space until a permanent space becomes available.
Serious disruption of, or continued disregard for the residence hall community can lead to removal from that community. This action calls for separation of the student from the residence halls for a period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for returning may be specified. Financial penalties will apply. Students who are suspended from the residence halls lose visitation privileges in any University housing during the period of their suspension. Written notification of this action may be provided to the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) if the student is a dependent.
Repeated and/or serious violations of the terms of the housing agreement or Student Code may result in the termination of the housing agreement and the immediate removal of the student from the residence halls, financial penalties, and loss of visitation privileges in any University housing. Written notification of this action may be provided to the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) if the student is a dependent.
University probation is a formal notice to the student that their violation of expectations is unacceptable and that, if continued or if other inappropriate behavior follows, more severe action may be taken, including possible suspension or dismissal from John Carroll University. University probation is for a specific period of time and can include such restrictions as denial of the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities or events, to perform in the name of the University, to serve as an officer of a student organization, or to reside in University housing.
Deferred Suspension is for a specific period of time and is a formal notice to the student that the activity in question is unacceptable and very serious. Suspension will remain deferred unless disciplinary actions assigned are not completed and/or unless continued or additional inappropriate behavior follows. Additional violations of the Student Code will most likely result in suspension or dismissal from the University. Written notification of this action may be provided to the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) if the student is a dependent.
Suspension from the University involves the exclusion of the student from participation in any academic or other activity of the University for a specified period of time and may include prohibiting the student from being on University premises. Written notification of this action will be provided to the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) if the student is a dependent. Suspension during a semester in progress will result in withdrawing the student from all registered classes and the application of any financial penalties. Suspended students may need to apply for readmission and may need to comply with certain conditions upon re-admittance. Additionally, there will be a notation on the student’s transcript for the duration of the suspension, which will then be removed once the suspension has expired.
When a student has concluded the suspension period and completed the conditions accompanying the suspension, the student must submit a letter to the Dean of Students Office or designee requesting reinstatement and provide information that the student has satisfied the terms of the suspension. The student may return to the University only after an affirmative decision has been made by the Dean of Students or designee. The student will be on probationary status for a minimum of one year following completion of the suspension.
Dismissal is a serious University action and involves the permanent exclusion of the student from the University as well as notation on the student’s transcript. This action also includes being permanently prohibited from being on the campus and all University owned or controlled off campus properties. A dismissed student is not eligible for re-admission. Financial penalties may apply. Written notification of this action will be provided to the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) if the student is a dependent.
Admission to the University may be revoked if it was obtained through fraud or misrepresentation, or if the student otherwise violates University standards. The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission under various conditions, including if the University becomes aware of information that brings into question an admitted student’s honesty, maturity, or moral character. If this process takes place prior to initial enrollment in classes, then the Vice President for Enrollment or the Dean of Students may, at their sole discretion, choose to withdraw the student without a meeting or other formal conduct process.
A degree awarded from the University may be revoked if it was obtained through fraud or misrepresentation or for a serious violation of University standards committed by a student prior to graduation. The Dean of Students Office may use this action in any University process. The revocation of the degree will be notated on the student’s transcript.
A degree not yet awarded may be withheld despite a student’s completion of academic requirements, if the academic requirements were fulfilled through fraud or misrepresentation or the student committed a serious violation of University standards previous to graduation. A degree or honor may also be temporarily withheld while any student conduct, procedures or actions under the Sexual Harassment or Interpersonal Violence Policy and procedures, or any related appeals process is pending. The Dean of Students Office may use this action in any University process.