- Verbal Warning: A sanction that is stated directly to the student during a Community Standards meeting, that highlights that the continuation or repetition of the behavior in question may be cause for additional disciplinary action.
- Written Warning: Written letter that serves as formal written documentation for a violation. Additional behavior and/or repetitive behavior that violates Emerson's Community Standards will result in additional disciplinary action.
- College Probation: This is a designated period of time when a student is not in good conduct standing with the College. College probation may be imposed either with or without restrictions; it does not automatically impose additional restrictions. This time period is not recorded on the transcript, but may limit a student's opportunities as determined by that program or office (i.e., you cannot serve in the Resident Assistant role while on College Probation.)
- Loss or Restriction of Privileges or Activities: The loss withdrawal of the use of services or privileges as a student or member of the community, or the loss of the privilege to participate in an activity or event. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Restriction from holding positions of leadership in College recognized student groups, clubs and/or organization or from being hired by some College departments to serve in leadership roles (i.e. Orientation Leader);
- Restriction from attendance at College events or activities;
- Restriction on use of College resources;
- Restriction on entry or access to particular locations, premises, or events;
- Restriction on ability to study abroad, including but not limited to Emerson Los Angeles and Kasteel Well, and other study abroad sites.
- Restriction on Guest Privileges: A student’s privileges with respect to hosting guests in a residential facility may be restricted or revoked for a specified period of time.
- Restitution: Monetary payments charged to a student’s account because of damage to persons or property, or misappropriation of property.
- Non-Academic Suspension: A designated period of time during which a student may attend only classes and other academic activities. This is a designated period of time when a student is considered not in good conduct standing with the College. Academic activities will be defined by the Director of Community Standards in communication with academic deans, or the Provost, as applicable.
- Housing Relocation: loss of the privilege of remaining in current housing assignment and required to relocate to other housing assignment on campus.
- Suspension from College Housing: Loss of the privilege of living in campus housing or campus affiliated housing. Students will need to reapply for College housing at the conclusion of the suspension period and upon completion of any conditions for return prescribed by the sanctioning body. A Suspension from College Housing is applicable to any campus-owned or -leased residences wherever located, including at all external programs. Those who fail to comply with any Suspension from College Housing conditions are considered trespassers and are subject to additional disciplinary action.
- Dismissal from College Housing: Loss of the privilege to live in any College housing. Dismissal from College housing is a permanent removal from housing and the student may not reapply for residency. A Dismissal from College Housing is applicable to any campus-owned or -leased residences wherever located, including at all external programs. Failure to comply with any Dismissal from College Housing conditions are considered trespassers and are subject to additional disciplinary action and/or arrest.
- Suspension from the College: Defined period of time that a student cannot attend Emerson College or be present on Emerson College–owned or –leased property or at an Emerson-sponsored event. Students will be eligible to reapply to the College at the conclusion of the suspension period and upon completion of any conditions for return prescribed by the sanctioning body. Failure to comply with the suspension conditions are considered trespassers and are subject to additional disciplinary action and/or arrest. During the suspension period, a student is not considered in good conduct standing with the College. This sanction will be notated on a student’s transcript.
- Dismissal from the College: Requires that the student completely sever any connection with Emerson College. The student is not considered in good conduct standing, may not reapply for admission, and may not be present on Emerson College–owned or –leased property or at an Emerson-sponsored event. Failure to comply with the dismissal conditions are considered trespassers and are subject to arrest. This sanction will be notated on a student’s transcript.
Other Appropriate Alternatives
These may include, but are not limited to, assignment of educational projects, referral to other offices or departments guidance, letters of apology, specialized restorative projects, additional restriction of College privileges including but not limited to the restriction from College facilities or programs. These sanctions will not be notated on a student’s transcript.
- Room, Board, and Tuition Refunds: Students required to leave the residence halls and/or the campus as a result of disciplinary action will not be eligible for a refund of tuition, housing, board, or other charges regardless of date of removal.
- Delay in Awarding Degrees: The College reserves the right to delay the awarding of any degree in instances in which a complaint remains pending against a student.
- Withholding Awarding Degrees: The College reserves the right to withhold the awarding of any degree for academic and non-academic misconduct.
- Degree Revocation: The College reserves the right to revoke a person’s degree if the sanction that is assigned would have caused the student to be ineligible to receive the degree at that time of the incident.