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Sanctions

  1. The following sanctions may be imposed for violation of the Student Conduct Code:

    1. Restitution. Compensation for loss, damages or injury. This may include appropriate service and/or monetary material replacement.
    2. Loss of Financial Aid. Scholarships, loans, grants, fellowships and any other types of state financial aid given or guaranteed for the purposes of academic assistance can be conditioned, limited, cancelled or denied.
    3. Educational and Remedial Sanctions. Assignments, such as work, research, essays, service to the University or the community, training, counseling, or other remedies intended to discourage a repeat of the misconduct or as deemed appropriate based upon the nature of the violation.
    4. Denial of Access to Campus or Persons. A designated period of time during which the Student is not permitted: (i) on University Property or specified areas of Campus;8 or (ii) to have contact (physical or otherwise) with the Complainant, witnesses or other specified persons.
    5. Disciplinary Probation. A designated period of time during which privileges of continuing in Student status are conditioned upon future behavior. Conditions may include the potential loss of specified privileges to which a current Student would otherwise be entitled, or the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the Student is found to violate any University rule during the probationary period.
    6. Suspension. Temporary separation of the Student from active Student status or Student status.
      1. A Student who is suspended for less than one academic year shall be placed on inactive Student (or equivalent) status (subject to individual Campus policies) and remains eligible to re-enroll at the University (subject to individual Campus enrollment policies) once the suspension has been served. Conditions for re-enrollment may be specified.
      2. A Student who is suspended for one academic year or more shall be separated from Student status but remains eligible to reapply to the University (subject to individual Campus application polices) once the suspension has been served. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
      3. Suspension of one academic year or more shall be entered on the Student's transcript permanently without exception; this requirement shall not be waived in connection with a settlement agreement.
    7. Expulsion. Permanent separation of the Student from Student status from the California State University system. Expulsion shall be entered on the Student's transcript permanently without exception; this requirement shall not be waived in connection with a settlement agreement.
  2. Multiple Sanctions
    More than one sanction may be imposed for a single violation.
  3. Good Standing
    A Student is not considered to be in good standing for purposes of admission to the University while under a sanction of suspension or expulsion, or while his or her admission or re-admission has been qualified.
  4. Administrative Hold and Withholding a Degree
    The University may place an administrative hold on registration transactions and release of records and transcripts of a Student who has been sent written notice of a pending investigation or disciplinary case concerning that Student, and may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth herein, including the completion of all sanctions imposed.

Record of Discipline
A record of disciplinary probation or suspension is entered on a Student's transcript, with beginning and end date, for the duration of the sanction. A record of expulsion or suspension for one academic year or more shall note the effective date of discipline and remains on the transcript permanently, without exception. This requirement shall not be waived in connection with any settlement agreement.

Report to Victim
The University will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence (as that term is defined in Section 16 of Title 18, United States Code), or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by such institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim will be treated as the alleged victim for purposes of this paragraph.

Interim Suspension

  1. Grounds
    A president may impose an interim suspension pursuant to 5 Cal. Code Regs. § 41302 where there is reasonable cause to believe that separation of a Student is necessary to protect the personal safety of persons within the University community or University Property, and to ensure the maintenance of order.
  2. Notice and Opportunity for Hearing
    A Student placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of the charges pending against him or her as enumerated in 5 Cal. Code Regs. § 4130; a factual description of the conduct alleged to form the basis for the charges; and the opportunity for a hearing within 10 Working Days of the imposition of the suspension.10 Where a timely request is made, a hearing is held to determine whether continued suspension is required to protect personal safety or property and to ensure the maintenance of order. This hearing may also serve as the disciplinary hearing in accordance with the procedures outlined in Article IV of Executive Order 1098, provided that proper notice has been given and, in cases involving Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation (including Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking), that an investigation report has been completed. The hearing is conducted pursuant to the provisions of Article IV.D of these procedures. The president shall review the hearing officer's report and shall promptly issue a final decision regarding interim suspension. Notice to the Student charged shall be given pursuant to Article IV.F.2. Victims of Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation (including Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking) or other crimes of violence shall be notified pursuant to Article IV.F.3 and 4. In such cases, a copy of the final decision shall also be provided to the DHR Administrator or the Title IX Coordinator pursuant to Article IV.F.5 of this Executive Order. If the University establishes that there is reasonable cause for the interim suspension to continue, it shall remain in effect until the University closes the disciplinary matter, whether by settlement, final decision or dropped charges, but in no case longer than the president has determined is required to protect the personal safety of persons within the University community or University Property and to ensure the maintenance of order.

Denial of Presence on Campus
During the period of an interim suspension, the Student charged may not, without prior written permission from the Campus president, enter any Campus of the California State University other than to attend the hearing regarding the merits of his or her interim suspension. The president may also restrict the Student's participation in University-related activities on a case-by-case basis, such as attending off-Campus activities and/or participating in on-line classes. Violation of any condition of interim suspension shall be grounds for expulsion.

Admission or Readmission
Applicants for admission into any University program are subject to appropriate sanctions for violations of the Student Conduct Code, including qualification, revocation or denial of admission or readmission. Any such sanction shall be determined by a hearing.