USF Alert:

All classes and labs on the Fort Wayne campus and the USF Crown Point site changed to an online format on March 16 and will continue in that format through the spring semester. There are no changes in Virtual Campus courses.

STUDENTS IN RESIDENCE HALLS: Residence halls will close for the remainder of the spring semester on Sunday, March 22.

Further information will be available at https://news.sf.edu/category/coronavirus.

Conduct Sanctions

One or more of following sanctions may be imposed upon any student for any single violation of the Code of Student Conduct:

  • Warning: An official written notice that the student has violated University of Saint Francis policies and/or rules and that more severe conduct action will result should the student be involved in other violations while the student is enrolled at the University of Saint Francis.
  • Restitution: Compensation for damage caused to the University of Saint Francis or any person’s property. This could also include situations such as failure to return a reserved space to proper condition – labor costs and expense.  This is not a fine but, rather, a repayment for labor costs and/or the value of property destroyed, damaged, consumed, or stolen.
  • Fines: Reasonable fines may be imposed.
  • Community Service Requirements: For a student or organization to complete a specific supervised University of Saint Francis service project.  Unless granted prior approval, all community service requirements must be completed on campus through the Facilities and Events Department. Once the requirement is completed, the Director of Facilities and Events will send confirmation to the hearing officer.
  • Loss of Privileges: The student will be denied specified privileges for a designated period of time.
  • Confiscation of Prohibited Property: Items whose presence is in violation of University of Saint Francis policy will be confiscated and will become the property of the University of Saint Francis. Prohibited items may be returned to the owner at the discretion of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee) and/or Campus Security.
  • Behavioral Requirement: This includes required activities including, but not limited to, seeking academic counseling or substance abuse screening, writing a letter of apology, etc.
  • Educational Program: Requirement to attend, present and/or participate in a program related to the violation. It may also be a requirement to sponsor or assist with a program for others on campus to aid them in learning about a specific topic or issue related to the violation for which the student or organization was found responsible. Audience may be restricted.
  • Restriction of Visitation Privileges: May be imposed on a residential student, non-residential student, and/or a guest. The parameters of the restriction will be specified.
  • No Contact Order: Student is prohibited from having any direct or indirect contact by any means with another student, staff, or faculty member(s) as identified in the sanction letter for a period to be determined by the hearing officer.  Note: a “No Contact Order” may also be used to remediate conflicts and in those cases, may not be used as a sanction but rather as an interim measure without implying culpability.
  • University of Saint Francis Housing Probation: Official notice that, should further violations of Residential Life or University of Saint Francis policies occur during a specified probationary period, the student may immediately be removed from University of Saint Francis housing. Regular probationary meetings may also be imposed.
  • University of Saint Francis Housing Reassignment: Reassignment to another University of Saint Francis housing facility. Residential Life personnel will decide on the reassignment detail.
  • University of Saint Francis Housing Suspension: Removal from University of Saint Francis housing for a specified period of time after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-admission to University of Saint Francis housing may be specified. Under this sanction, a student is required to vacate University of Saint Francis housing within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended upon application to, and at the discretion of, the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee). This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action if deemed necessary. Prior to reapplication for University of Saint Francis housing, the student must gain permission from the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee). This sanction may include restrictions on visitation to specified buildings or all University of Saint Francis housing during the suspension.
  • University of Saint Francis Housing Expulsion: The student’s privilege to live in, or visit, any University of Saint Francis housing structure is revoked indefinitely. This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action if deemed necessary.
  • University Probation: The student is put on official notice that, should further violations of University of Saint Francis policies occur during a specified probationary period, the student may face suspension or expulsion. Regular probationary meetings may also be imposed. Probation may also include restriction from activities.
  • Eligibility/Activity Restriction: The student is deemed “not in good standing” with the University of Saint Francis for a specified period of time.  Specific limitations or exceptions may be granted by the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee) and terms of this conduct sanction may include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Ineligibility to hold any office in any student organization recognized by the University of Saint Francis or hold an elected or appointed office at the University of Saint Francis; or
    • Ineligibility to represent the University of Saint Francis to anyone outside the University of Saint Francis community in any way including: participating in a study abroad program, attending conferences, or representing the University of Saint Francis at an official function, event or intercollegiate competition as a player, manager or student coach, etc.
  • Deferred University Suspension: Interim measure between probation and suspension denoting any additional subsequent violation of the student code of conduct will result in immediate suspension.
  • University Suspension: Separation from the University of Saint Francis, usually for a specific period of time, after which the student is eligible to return.  Eligibility may be contingent upon satisfaction of specific conditions noted at the time of suspension. The student is required to vacate the campus within 24 hours of notification of the action, though this deadline may be extended upon application to, and at the discretion of, the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee). During the suspension period, the student is banned from university property, functions, events and activities without prior written approval from the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee). This sanction may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary.
  • University Expulsion: Permanent separation from the University of Saint Francis. The student is banned from university property and the student’s presence at any University of Saint Francis-sponsored activity or event is prohibited. This action may be enforced with a trespass action as necessary.
  • Other Sanctions: Additional or alternate sanctions may be created and designed as deemed appropriate to the offense with the approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee).

The following sanctions may be imposed upon individuals, groups or organizations found to have violated the Code of Student Conduct:

  • One or more of the sanctions listed above, and/or
  • Deactivation and/or loss of privileges (up to and including status as a University of Saint Francis registered group/organization), for a specified period of time.