Sep 18, 2020  
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual 
    
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual

Section Six - Censures (Disciplinary Censures)


6.01

The appropriate University Administrator, the appropriate Academic Unit, the Conduct Standards Committee, the Student Organization Judicial Committee, the Administrative Appeal Panel, the Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Appeals Committee, or the Appeals Committees, either prior to or after a hearing, may impose or recommend one or more of the following penalties for a student or a student organization:

6.01:01 Reprimand—A written letter or oral expression of strong disapproval from the appropriate University Unit to the student or student organization on whom this penalty is imposed. Reprimand will NOT become part of the student’s permanent disciplinary record in the OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES (STUDENT CONDUCT). Students may NOT appeal this Censure; the hearing officer’s decision is final.
6.01:02 University Community Service—Service hours that are assigned by the appropriate University Unit for a student or student organization who has violated University regulations and who is subsequently required and thus obligated to perform service to either the University community as a whole and its departments, to designated University student organizations. The student or student organization is required to present written notification to the appropriate University Unit that the designated service has been satisfactorily completed.
6.01:03 Discretionary Censures – If the student or student organization is found responsible for violations of the ULM Code of Student Conduct, the following censures may be applied: a) Notification of parents and/or guardians; b) Letter of apology; c) Conflict resolution session(s); d) University Programming.
6.01:04 Disciplinary Probation—A specified period of testing imposed on a student or student organization during which further violations of regulations may result in suspension from the University. The student or student organization shall be automatically removed from probation when the period expires.  
6.01:05 Indefinite Disciplinary Probation—An unspecified period of testing imposed on a student or student organization during which further violations of regulations may result in suspension from the University. This probation shall remain in effect until removed by the appropriate University Unit.
6.01:06 Counseling—Students or student organization members whose behavior on the University campus would suggest that personal or educational difficulties require counseling will be directed to either the ULM Counseling Center by the Office of Student Services (Student Conduct) designee or by a specified University Unit for a period of time to be designated by the counselor(s). In cases where the University is not qualified or equipped to handle severe personal, psychological or emotional problems, the designated University counseling unit then will work with the student and an off-campus agency to meet the student’s needs. 
6.01:07 Withholding of Transcript or Diploma—May be imposed upon a student who fails to pay a debt owed to the University or who fails to clear provisional admission. The penalty terminates upon payment of the debt or clearance of provisional admission.
6.01:08 Bar Against Readmission—May be imposed on a student who has left the University with disciplinary action pending, or disciplinary issues that requires a student to be removed from future registration for an indefinite period of time, or who fails to pay a debt owed to the University.
6.01:09 Restitution—Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of University property or personal property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service to effect repair or of monetary compensation. The student(s) or student organization is required to provide written evidence to the appropriate University Unit, within the time period required by that Unit, that damaged or lost property has been replaced and/or repaired to the owner’s satisfaction.
6.01:10 Forfeiture of Rights and Privileges—This sanction is an adaptable penalty in that the appropriate University Unit may recommend limitations to fit a particular case. For the purpose of modifying behavior, reasonable forfeiture of privileges may be imposed.
6.01:11 Suspension of Eligibility for Official Athletic or Non-athletic Extracurricular Activities—During the stated period of suspension, this censure may prohibit the student on whom it is imposed from joining a registered student organization and/or attending its meetings or functions and/or from participating in an official athletic or non-athletic extracurricular activity. During this period, a student organization will be prohibited from participating in non-athletic extracurricular activities. A suspension may be imposed under this subsection for more than one calendar year.
6.01:12 Failing Grade—To be assigned to a student for a work in question or as the final grade for a course in which the student is found responsible of academic cheating or plagiarism.
6.01:13 Cancellation of Registration—The cancellation of a student’s current enrollment and/or future registration(s) by the University.
6.01:14 Suspension from Class—Student found responsible of classroom disruption, falsification of documents, or excessive absences may be suspended from that class either for a specified period of time or for the remainder of the semester.
6.01:15 Suspension from a School or Degree Program—A student may be suspended from re-entering a specified school or degree program for violations of stated University policy. This suspension is for a specified period of time.
6.01:16 Permanent Dismissal from a School or Degree Program
6.01:17 Suspension from an Academic College—A student may be suspended from a particular College for a specified period of time for violations of stated University policy.
6.01:18 Permanent Dismissal from an Academic College
6.01:19 Suspension from the University—This suspension is for a specified period of time, and the student or the student organization may apply for readmission to the University subsequent to expiration of the specified period. During this period of suspension the student is banned from the University. A notation will be placed on the student’s transcript “Student is eligible to return (semester) (year)” when a student is “suspended for disciplinary reasons” for a specified period of time. The transcript indicates which semester the student will be eligible to return.
6.01:20 Temporary Suspension—To be imposed on a student or student organization by either the appropriate University Administrator or other appropriate University Unit in the event of a significant threat of continuing danger to persons or property or the ongoing threat of disrupting the academic process. Notice may be given for a hearing in the event that this censure is imposed or recommended. In certain circumstances, the Office of Student Services (Student Conduct) designee may impose a University or residence hall suspension prior to an appeal hearing. Living on campus is a privilege, not a right. The University reserves the right to terminate this privilege, at any time, for inappropriate behavior by a student.
  1. Interim suspension may be imposed:
    1. To ensure the safety and well being of members of the University community or preservation of University property;
    2. To ensure the student’s physical or emotional safety or well being; or,
    3. If the student poses a threat of disruption of or interference with normal University operations.
  2. During the interim suspension the designee of Office of Student Services (Student Conduct) may deny the student access to any or all of the following: residence halls, the campus (including classes), and/or all other University activities and/or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible.
6.01:21 Permanent Dismissal from the University—and banned from the University. A notation will be placed on a student’s transcript “Student is ineligible to enroll,” when the student is permanently dismissed from the university for disciplinary reasons.
6.01:22 Expulsion from the University—Permanent separation from the University and banned from the University.
6.01:23 Payment of Fines and/or Loss of Driving Privileges on Campus and/or Disciplinary Action—May result from citations issued by the University Police Department. (See current University Traffic Regulations.)
6.01:24 Administrative Charge or Payment of Monetary Penalty—This sanction may be imposed on a student or student organization violating any University regulation(s) or failing to meet published University standards.
6.01:25 Mandatory On-Campus or Off-Campus Housing—This sanction shall be imposed on students found responsible of violating the stated University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors policies or University residential policy standards for any reason.
6.01:26 Drug Testing—This sanction may be imposed on students found responsible of drug-related violations of stated University policy. Drug testing which is paid for by the student may be required of students as a condition for remaining at the University while under other serious sanctions. The drug testing agency will be selected and assigned by the University.
6.01:27 Temporary Withdrawal of Official University Recognition—To be imposed by the appropriate University Administrator or University Unit on a student organization in the event of a threat of continuing danger to persons or property or the ongoing threat of disrupting the academic and educational processes of the University. Notice may be given for a hearing in the event that this censure is imposed or recommended.
6.01:28 Withdrawal of Official University Recognition—To be imposed by the appropriate University Administrator or University Unit on a student organization which is no longer permitted to exist at ULM for either a specified or an indefinite period of time.
6.01:29 Provisional Status—A University registration flag to be imposed on a University applicant’s or a currently enrolled or prior enrolled student’s records housed in the University Registrar’s Office. This flag is imposed for alleged violations occurring on the University campus or at University-authorized activities, and the flag will be removed following a hearing by the appropriate University Administrator or other specified University Unit.
6.01:30 Administrative Withdrawal—The appropriate University Administrator may remove a student with good cause from the University campus by withdrawing the student from the University’s official enrollment in the Registrar’s Office. 
6.01:31 University Ban—An individual may be banned permanently or for a specific period of time from the ULM Campus or from individual building(s) or events.