Hearing panels or administrative hearing officers who find a student or organization responsible for a violation of the Code of Conduct may issue outcomes and/or sanctions. Sanctions may be issued individually or a combination of sanctions may be imposed. The determination of sanctions is based upon a number of factors, including: the interest of the University community; the impact of the violation on the community, its members or its property; any previous conduct violations; and any mitigating or aggravating circumstances.

Outcomes and sanctions that may be imposed upon any student found responsible for violations under this policy include but are not limited to:

  • Education: Educational activities, programs or interventions.
  • Warning: A notice in writing that institutional regulations have been violated and that subsequent violations may result in more serious outcomes.
  • Restrictions on participation or use: Restrictions may include but not be limited to, for a designated period of time loss of ability to hold office in any club or organization; restriction from participation in university programs (varsity athletics or other co-curricular or academic programs); loss of access to facilities or equipment; housing restrictions or limitations. A student may lose his/her privileges or be subject to more severe disciplinary sanctions and/ or suspension if found in violation of any policy during their period of restriction, no matter how minor.
  • Housing Restriction(s): Housing restrictions include, but are not limited to, restricted access to any or all parts of residence halls, the loss of room selection/lottery privileges, relocation to another residence hall facility, requirement to move on-campus at the student’s own expense, removal of guest privileges, and/or restriction from autonomous housing options.
  • Restitution /Restoration: Restitution includes the reimbursement for damages to or the misappropriation of property. Restoration includes the performance of appropriate services to repair or otherwise compensate for damages. Restitution and restoration may also include personal apologies, or other direct efforts to compensate for or address an issue.
  • Assessment and Evaluation: Referral for various assessments, evaluations or sessions may be indicated. This includes, but is not limited to; substance abuse evaluation, threat assessment evaluation, conflict mediation, or other assessments.
  • Probation: Conduct status in place for a designated period of time during which more severe sanctions for subsequent violations are indicated. Probation may impose limits on students' participation in certain student programs and activities.
  • Suspension*: Separation of the student from the University for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for return may be specified. A student suspended from the University may not participate in classes or other University activities and may not be on University property (except by appointment, arranged in advance with the Associate Dean of Students or designee) for the period of time specified in the notice of suspension. Suspension may be stayed at the discretion of the hearing body with specific conditions to be specified to the student.
  • Expulsion*: Permanent separation of the student from the University. A person expelled is denied the rights and privileges of inclusion in the DelVal community both as a student and as an alumnus. Persons expelled from the University are completely banned from campus and not permitted on University property, or at University-sponsored events at any time, for any reason. Expelled persons found to be in violation of this order are subject to arrest for Criminal Trespass.

*University refund policy directs that when a student has been suspended or expelled that refunds are not available except for a pro-rated board refund.

Students are advised that in addition to the sanctions/outcomes that may be imposed for violations of the Code of Conduct, there may be other consequences of their behavior. For example, a student’s immigration status may be adversely affected, financial aid may be impacted, he or she may not be eligible for other campus opportunities, including but not limited to membership or participation in certain organizations, certain honors, awards and scholarships, leadership positions, study abroad, club sports or varsity athletics.