A Principle Unit Within the
Division of Student Affairs
1. The following sanctions may be imposed upon any Charged Student, found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct:
a) Disciplinary Reprimand - This sanction indicates that the Charged Student’s “good standing” status is in jeopardy and further violations may result in Disciplinary Probation, Suspension, or Dismissal.
b) Disciplinary Probation - This sanction places the Charged Student on probationary status during which further violations of the Code of Student Conduct may result in Suspension or Dismissal.
c) Disciplinary Suspension - A sanction of suspension terminates a student's status as an enrolled student for either a specific or indefinite period of time. The suspension may take effect immediately, on some future date to be specified, or be held in abeyance. A suspended student is restricted from campus and may not be present on campus without specific written authorization from the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. Any violation of this restriction shall subject the student to arrest for trespassing. A student who is suspended shall exit campus immediately upon receiving notice that the sanction of suspension has been imposed. University Police must accompany the student when retrieving personal belongings. This sanction is noted on the student’s transcript as “Disciplinary Suspension”. As described in Article VII, the Student may file a written request with the Office of Student Judicial Programs to have this notation expunged after the period of suspension has ended. Otherwise, the notation will remain on the student’s transcript unless the disciplinary file is expunged. A student under this sanction may reapply for admission after the designated number of semesters or years and must show cause why the behavior for which the student was suspended will not reoccur and that during the suspension the student has made positive contributions to society (e.g. through work, volunteer service, schooling, etc.).
d) Disciplinary Dismissal - A sanction of dismissal permanently terminates a student's status as an enrolled student. A dismissed student is restricted from campus and may not be on campus without specific written authorization from the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. Any violation of this restriction shall subject the student to arrest for trespassing. A student who is dismissed shall exit campus immediately upon receiving notice that the sanction of dismissal has been imposed. University Police must accompany the student when retrieving personal belongings. This sanction is noted on the student’s transcript as “Disciplinary Dismissal” and will remain on the student’s transcript unless the disciplinary file is expunged.
2. The following conditions may be imposed, along with a sanction, for any Charged Student found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct. Conditions include, but are not limited to:
a) Financial restitution for any loss sustained or incurred by the institution or member(s) of the University community.
b) Community restitution.
c) Participation in a restorative circle or conference.
d) Attendance at an alcohol and/or other drug education program.
e) Counseling Session.
f) Educational Project.
g) Suspension of computer account.
h) Restriction from specific University buildings, areas, or facilities.
i) Termination of UMBC Residence contract.
j) Termination of Food Services contract.
k) Restriction or denial of campus driving privileges for disciplinary violations involving the use or registration of motor vehicles and parking permits.
l) No contact with designated persons.
m) Residential Life housing reassignment or loss of ability to re-contract or reapply for UMBC housing.
n) Establishment of Educational Achievement Expectations.
o) Revocation or denial of degree/diploma.
p) Academic Registration block.
q) Monetary fines.
r) Loss of University privileges, including social privileges, athletic privileges, housing privileges, co-curricular privileges, facility-use privileges.
s) Residential Life Probation – This condition places the student on a notice that further violations may lead to the termination of the student’s UMBC Residence Contract.
t) Random Drug Testing.
3. Attempts to violate this Code are subject to sanctions to the same extent as completed violations.
4. Failure to complete a mandated sanction within the allotted time may result in administrative actions including but not limited to block on the student's ability to register for classes