Student Code of Conduct

Upon any final finding of responsibility for a violation of this policy, one or more sanctions may be imposed for each violation.

  • Failure to complete any assigned sanction is a separate violation of this policy.
  • Impairment from the voluntary use of alcohol and/or other drugs (other than as medically prescribed) shall be considered an aggravating, and not a mitigating, factor in sanctioning.
  • All sanctions become part of a respondent’s permanent university disciplinary record.
  • The university may withhold a degree, or any other academic achievement, otherwise earned, until the completion of the process set forth in this policy, including appeals and the completion of any and all sanctions.

The following sanctions* are not recorded on a student’s transcript. For individual students, these sanctions are not reported to external agencies as a university disciplinary action, unless required by law or specifically authorized by the respondent. For RSOs, records of disciplinary action against an RSO are generally subject to mandatory disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act unless they contain information concerning identifiable students.

  • Censure
  • Disciplinary Probation
  • Educational Experiences
  • Restitution
  • University Policy Sanctions
  • Deferred Suspension

The following sanctions* are recorded on a student’s transcript. These sanctions are reported to external agencies in response to standard inquiries about university disciplinary action and otherwise as required by law or authorized by the individual respondent. Suspension of an RSO does not result in transcript notation for individual student members.

  • Suspension
  • Expulsion 
  • Loss of Recognition

* Please visit the link above for the definitions of the listed sanctions.