Dean of Students

Code of Student Conduct - Article 5 - Sanctions

Section 1. Sanctions for Individuals

Any combination of one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed upon any student who has been found responsible or accepts responsibility for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct:

  1. Academic Sanctions: Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy may result in sanctions stated herein and/or academic sanctions as specified in the Academic Integrity Code. http://www.njit.edu/academics/pdf/academic-integrity-code.pdf

  2. Warning: Finding that the student or organization has violated university regulations, but no further action is being taken; notice that continuation or repetition of such behavior may result in more severe sanctions.

  3. Reprimand: A written reprimand that the student or organization has violated university regulations, and that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may result in more severe sanctions.

  4. Disciplinary Probation: A written notice to the student or organization which has violated university regulations that their status as a student or organization in good standing has been removed and that they are subject to further sanctions up to suspension and/or expulsion upon continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct. Disciplinary probation is imposed for a specified time period for observing and evaluating the student’s or organization’s conduct. Any violation of the terms of probation shall be charged as a separate offense, subject to the hearing procedures set forth in this Code, with sanctions to include extension of probation, loss of privileges, suspension or expulsion.

  5. Loss of Privileges: The student or organization may be excluded from participation in co-curricular activities including, but not limited to, eligibility to receive non-academic or non-financial awards/honors, representing the university in an official capacity, or engaging in intramural or intercollegiate athletics. Any restrictions imposed shall be designated as to length, character, and restoration of privileges.

  6. Restitution: Compensation to the University for any damage to University facilities or property. 

  7. Fines: Monetary payment which may be used to fund educational programs related to the violation.

  8. Discretionary Sanctions: These are sanctions which are unique in character, and dependent upon the specific conduct. They may be imposed in concert with other sanctions. Examples include, but are not limited to: participation in specified programs, such as an alcohol education program; completion of a research paper related to the nature of the violation; temporary or permanent loss of parking privileges; loss of access to university computing facilities; repair or restoration of damaged/stolen property.

  9. Suspension: Exclusion from enrollment, university premises, and/or other privileges or activities for a specified time period, after which the student is eligible for reinstatement. Suspension may be imposed during an academic term of enrollment and may continue for one or more additional terms as specified, but not to exceed two years. Conditions for reinstatement may be specified. Notice of this action shall appear on the student’s transcript for the time period the suspension remains in effect.

  10. Indefinite Suspension: Exclusion from enrollment, university premises, and other privileges or activities for an indefinite time period beyond two years. Student must apply for reinstatement to NJIT through the Office of the Dean of Students which shall consult the Admissions Office and the Academic Department to which the student wishes to return to determine suitability for reinstatement. Conditions for reinstatement shall be specified. Notice of this action shall appear on the student’s transcript until the student is declared eligible to return to the university.

  11. Expulsion: Permanent exclusion from enrollment, university premises, and other privileges or activities. The student shall not be eligible for readmission at any future time. Notice of this action shall appear permanently on the student’s transcript.

 

Section 2. Additional Sanctions Pertaining to Residential Students

In addition to sanctions listed above, the following list of sanctions may be applied to residential students:

  1. Reassignment: A student may be reassigned to a new space on campus at the discretion of a University Official. The student will be given a specified time period to move to that new assignment or be subject to suspension from the residence halls and further judicial action.

  2. Suspension from Housing: A student may be required to move out of the residence halls for a pre-determined amount of time. Conditions for reinstatement to housing may be specified. While on suspension from the residence halls, the student may not enter any residential facility without the express authorization of the Dean of Students Office or Director of Residence Life. Any student who violates the terms of the suspension can be subject to expulsion from the residence halls and face additional judicial action.

  3. Expulsion from Housing: A student may be required to move out of the residence halls permanently. Any student expelled from housing is prohibited from entering all residential facilities. Any student who violates the terms of the expulsion can be subject to suspension from the University and additional judicial action.

 

Section 3. Sanctions for Organizations/Group

Any combination of the sanctions listed above or the following sanctions may be imposed upon any student organization which has been found responsible for violations of the Code of Student Conduct:

  1. Loss of Privileges: A loss of the ability to participate in one or more activities and or processes, a loss of funding opportunities, a loss of recognized student organization status, and/or other discretionary sanctions approved through the Dean of Students Office.

  2. Temporary Suspension of Official University Recognition: Loss of all privileges provided organizations, including but not limited to funding, participation in campus activities, use of campus facilities, solicitation/selection of new members. Suspension shall be imposed for a specified time period.

  3. Permanent Revocation: Withdrawal of Official University recognition, loss of all privileges provided organizations, and permanent loss of opportunity to exist as a campus organization.

 

Section 4. Student Disciplinary Records

A record of violation(s), hard copy or electronic copy, is kept in the student’s file in the Office of the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students Offices shall maintain the official disciplinary records and a disciplinary tracking system, which shall include, but not be limited to, the student’s name and related identifying information. In cases not involving suspension or expulsion, all disciplinary records in the student’s file shall be removed after seven years of continuous non-enrollment at the University.