After a determination of responsibility has been established, the hearing body sets a sanction(s) appropriate for the violation. The purpose of any sanction is to facilitate a change in the student's behavior so he/she can function positively within the College community. Besides attempting to redirect, a sanction also protects the institution and its members from further problems, determines restitution/redress to the appropriate party and clearly states to the student that such behavior is not tolerated by St. Norbert College. Prior to the establishment of a Sanction the board/administrators review the student's behavioral file. Previous problems (other sanctions) probably will influence the type sanction. In addition, failure to comply with any student conduct sanctions will result in additional student conduct action.
|1. Expulsion: The sanction is one of immediate involuntary separation of
the student from the College. The separation is permanent.
|2. Suspension: This sanction is one of involuntary separation of the
student from the College for a definite period of time after which the
student is eligible to return. The disciplinary authority may
establish additional requirements in individual cases which must be
fulfilled prior to reinstatement.
|3. Disciplinary Probation: This sanction may prohibit the individual from
representing the College in any official capacity. Probation shall be
for at least three months, or could continue throughout the student's
enrollment at St. Norbert College. The student's parents receive
written notification of the probation status and circumstances
thereof. Further violations of College policies, including violation
of probation terms, will probably result in removal from the
institution. This being an extremely serious probation, the
board/administrator may impose other appropriate sanctions depending on
|4. Residential Probation: Residential Probation is a formal notice to the
student that the behavior in question is unacceptable, and that if
continued or even if other inappropriate behavior follows, more severe
action may be taken, including the possibility of housing relocation or
restrictions on the student's housing assignment for the next semester
or academic year.
5. Conduct Probation: Since the growth of the student is the focal point,
the terms of the sanction direct the rehabilitation process. While the
specific terms are defined by the hearing body, this sanction may be
set for one month to one calendar year. The student may be subject to
much more serious sanctions if the probation is violated and/or further
violations occur. With either of the above sanctions (3-4) the hearing
body may appoint an administrator to develop a behavioral contract with
the student. This is defined as follows:
|6. Behavioral Contract: A contract is written by an administrator and
student(s) for the purpose of improving behavior/ attitude. The
behavioral contract includes specific obligations or behaviors which
the student(s) must meet within a specified time period. The contract
serves as the working agreement between the student(s) and the
|7. Restitution: Restitution is compensation required of students who
engage in theft, misuse, damage, or destruction of institutional, group
or private property. The amount of restitution is dependent upon the
extent of damage as well as what is determined to be the most
appropriate way for a student to make amends for the damage caused. The amount, form and method of payment of restitution is determined by
the hearing administrator or the board.
|8. Fines: For some violations, fines may be imposed. At the discretion
of the hearing administrator or board, fines and/or work assignments
may be imposed.
|9. Formal Warning: A Formal Warning is an advisory that the behavior is
inappropriate and violates the basic expectations of students
established by St. Norbert College. A Formal Warning is placed in the
student's conduct file and may be taken into consideration if the
student is found responsible for further violations of College policy.
|10. Positive Sanctions: Positive Sanctions are intended to engage the
student in a positive learning experience related to the student's
inappropriate behavior. Positive Sanctions are intended to allow the
students to think about the inappropriate behavior, learn new
information about the inappropriate behavior and why it is
inappropriate or unacceptable. Sanctions may include sanctioned
community service, presenting a program related to the violation,
interviewing someone, designing a bulletin board, personal assessment
|11. Interim Suspension: Under situations determined by the President or
the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students to be
potentially dangerous, a student may be immediately suspended from St.
Norbert College. If it is perceived by the Vice President for Student
Affairs and Dean of Students that a student could potentially harm
him/herself, interim suspension may also be employed. This action can
be taken when evidence indicates that the student's continued presence
is a threat to the health and safety of self, others, property or the
orderly functioning of St. Norbert College. When the student is
suspended for an interim period, the period and conditions of the
suspension shall be provided to the student and parents, along with a
clear statement of what conditions must be met for the suspension to be
lifted. Within five class days the Vice President for Student Affairs
and Dean of Students shall meet with the student and/or parents to
discuss re-entry into the College.
The student conduct process at St. Norbert College is developmental in nature. Students are expected to practice effective community-living behavior consistent with our core values, to abide by Wisconsin state law and SNC policy, and to respect themselves, others, property, and it, using Student Affair’s published set of behavioral competencies as our guide.
There are behaviors that are so egregious, and so counter to community life, that it is necessary to identify the circumstances under which the student could be separated from the institution temporarily or permanently in order to assist the student in changing their behavior, to protect the community, or both.To download a pdf version of the information above: CLICK HERE