Student Disciplinary Procedure
A list of disciplinary sanctions (F.S. 1006.62) that may be imposed in cases of violation of the Student Code of Conduct follows.
- Expulsion. Mandatory separation from the College with no promise of future re-admission. A student who has been expelled is barred from enrolling at or visiting any of the campuses or centers of Eastern Florida State College. The Provost will present recommendations for expulsion to the President, or his designee. Only the President, or his designee, may authorize an expulsion.
- Suspension. Mandatory separation from the College for a period of time as specified in the order of suspension. A student who has been suspended is barred from enrolling at or visiting any of the campuses or centers of Eastern Florida State College during the suspension. The student may re-enroll at the College when the suspension order has elapsed. The Provost will present recommendations for suspension to the President. Only the President or his designee may authorize a suspension.
- Temporary Suspension. The Associate Provost or Provost may temporarily suspend any student when:
(1) the student is ordered by an administrator, officer or faculty member to cease or desist any activity which disrupts the orderly operation of the College and
(2) the student persists in activity which is disruptive after receiving the warning and order. The Associate Provost or Provost shall determine whether or not the suspension shall continue until a hearing is held on the merits of the respective case. A student on temporary suspension is barred from visiting privileges and class attendance at any of the campuses or centers of Eastern Florida State College.
- Final Disciplinary Probation. A disciplinary sanction serving notice to a student that the behavior is in flagrant
violation of College standards and that the following conditions exist: a. The sanction
is for the remainder of the student's attendance at the College.
b. Another conviction of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct will result in the imposition of the minimum sanction of suspension.
- Disciplinary Probation. A disciplinary sanction serving notice to a student that the student's behavior is in serious violation of College standards and that continued enrollment depends upon the maintenance of satisfactory citizenship during the period of probation.
- Disciplinary Censure. A disciplinary sanction serving notice to a student that the student's behavior has not met College standards. This sanction remains in effect for the duration of one complete semester. Future violations of the Student Code of Conduct, if occurring while disciplinary censure is in effect, could result in more serious disciplinary sanctions.
- Restitution. Reimbursement for damage to, or misappropriate use of, property of the College or other persons. Reimbursement may take the form of rendering repair or compensating for damages.
- Restriction or Revocation of Privileges. Temporary or permanent restrictions and/or loss of privileges, including but not
(1) contact or interaction with other members of the College community;
(2) access to, use of, or physical presence in specified areas of a campus or other property owned or controlled by the College;
(3) participation in any College sponsored program, activity, event, organization, club, athletic team, or competition; or
(4) College-related employment, service, or assignments.
- Community Service. A student may be required to complete work assignments or other service to the College community.
- Educational or Counseling Assignment. A student may be assigned sanctions, educational or supportive in nature, to aid in his/her development and better understanding of his/her choices. The student will be given a definite time frame for each assignment and is expected to complete assignments within that time frame in order to avoid further conduct action.
- Withholding of diplomas, transcripts, or other records.
- Transcript notations.
- Verbal or written warning or reprimand.
- Other action as deemed appropriate.
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