Student Conduct Code Procedures
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa August 2010
Sanctions, which include but are not limited to the following listed below, may be imposed upon a student found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code. More than one sanction may be imposed for any single violation:
- Written Reprimand—A notice in writing to the student that s/he has violated institutional regulations and that continuation of specified behavior may be cause for more severe disciplinary sanctions.
- Probation—Probation for a designated period of time. Includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found responsible for violating institutional regulations during the probationary period. While on probation, the student is expected to demonstrate the ability to function as a responsible member of the campus community.
- Loss of Privileges—Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time. This may include loss of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa recognition and its associated benefits of a student group or organization for a specified period of time.
- Restitution—Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of service and/or monetary or material replacement.
- Other Sanctions - Work assignments, essays, and/or service to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; counseling; participation in alcohol or other drug education programs; restorative justice activities; or other assignments imposed at the discretion of the Student Conduct Administrator.
- Suspension—Suspension from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for a specified period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
- Dismissal —Permanent dismissal of the student from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
- Revocation of Admission and/or Degree—Revocation of admission to or a degree awarded from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoafor fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
- Withholding Degree— The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth herein, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
- Sanctions for Student Organizations - When a student organization is found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code, the college or university may take action not only against the student(s) involved, but also against the organization itself. Sanctions, including those listed below, may be imposed upon groups or organizations:
- Those sanctions listed above;
- Loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time;
- Deactivation - Loss of all privileges, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa recognition, for a specified period of time.
- Interim Suspension - In certain circumstances, the Student Conduct Administrator, or a designee, may impose a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa or residence hall suspension prior to the Student Conduct Administrator's investigation and decision.
- Interim suspension may be imposed for the following reasons, including but not limited to: a) to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa community or preservation of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa property; b) to ensure the student's own physical or emotional safety and well-being; c) if the student poses an ongoing threat of disruption of, or interference with, the normal operations of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; or d) to ensure the orderly business of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
- During the interim suspension, a student shall be denied access to the residence halls and/or to the campus (including classes) and/or all other University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa facilities, activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Student Conduct Administrator may determine to be appropriate.
- The interim suspension does not replace the regular disciplinary process described herein, which shall proceed accordingly. The student will be notified in writing of the interim suspension and the reasons for it, as well as the duration of the suspension.