Community Responsibilities: Disciplinary Sanctions Explained
Because Malone believes that disciplinary action is a necessary part of a Christian community, disciplinary sanctions are applied as a means of redemption. Sanctions are meant to hold community members accountable for their actions as well as to protect the community as a whole. While Malone seeks to remain consistent in terms of disciplinary sanctions, it is rare that individual situations or specific matters are identical. The range of sanctions is directly related to the nature and severity of the offense. The following sanctions are listed in order of severity and represent the general standards of Malone, subject to addition or change at the discretion of Malone. Please note: Students who do not fulfill their disciplinary sanctions will be subject to further discipline, with the increased possibility of suspension. Typically, one or more sanction(s) may be applied whenever violations occur, including, but not limited to, the following:
A. Verbal Warning - A verbal warning issued, typically, by a residence hall staff member and documented in a staff file.
B. Written Warning - Written documentation that provides official notification of a violation and informs the student that continued misconduct will result in further disciplinary action.
C. Counseling Referral - Encourages or requires the student to engage him/herself in a constructive, therapeutic relationship with a qualified counselor.
D. Restitution - (1) Reimbursement for damage to or destruction of Malone property or property of any person; (2) restitution in the form of appropriate compensatory services to be performed.
E. Community Service - Work or service performed for the purpose of contributing something back to the community. Students failing to complete a community service sanction in the allotted time may face additional sanctions as well, including but not limited to, disciplinary fines, temporary suspension from Malone, or other disciplinary sanctions as deemed appropriate.
In the case that the student does not complete a community service sanction, The Vice President for Student Development may convert that sanction to a monetary fine. In such cases the fine will be equal to the number of community service hours assigned multiplied by the prevailing minimum wage. No credit will be given for a partially completed sanction.
F. Room Transfer - Mandatory relocation to another room or Residence Hall.
G. Disciplinary Probation - An account of the infraction with the date of the beginning and the end of the probation period. The result of further violations or misconduct, while a student is under probation, will result in more severe disciplinary action.
H. Residence Hall Suspension - Removal from Malone housing for a specified period of time.
I. Revocation of Housing Privileges - Loss of privileges associated with living in a residence hall (for example, loss or restriction of visitation privileges), up to and including permanent removal from Malone housing.
J. Monetary Fine - A monetary fine of an appropriate amount for minor disciplinary violations. Fines are expected to be paid to the appropriate Student Development staff member, on or before specified date in the pertinent disciplinary letter to the student.
K. Social Suspension - The temporary restriction of a student from participating in any co-curricular activities including, but not limited to intercollegiate athletics, student clubs and organizations, student government, intramurals, or any activity associated with S.A.C.
L. Suspension - The severance of the student's relationship with Malone for a specified period of time.
M. Request for Withdrawal - Formal request made to the student that he or she must withdraw from Malone or face more severe consequences.
N. Dismissal - The permanent severance of the student's relationship with Malone.
Students found to be responsible for violating Malone policy are subject not only to the disciplinary decisions rendered by the appropriate judicial body, but may also face further ramifications relative to any co-curricular activities in which they may be involved (e.g. athletics, work-study positions, theater groups, choral groups, leadership positions, etc.) at the discretion of the coach, adviser, supervisor, etc.
The Vice President for Student Development may suspend a student for a period of up to two (2) years. During a disciplinary suspension, a student is prohibited from entering Malone property or attending Malone-sponsored events. Assignments and exams missed due to suspension are NOT subject for make-up.
The Vice President for Student Development, or his/her designate, reserves the right to suspend a student, pending a hearing of charges, if believed to be in the best interests of the student and Malone
The Vice President for Student Development may dismiss a student IMMEDIATELY, or at the end of the current semester. The student is notified that he/she is permanently separated from Malone and a notation is placed on the academic transcript - “Dismissed by Malone Action.”