Values Violation Sanctions
The type of behavior deemed to violate these values is determined under the sole discretion of the University.
This would include behavior deemed inconsistent with our understanding of Christian values. A student engaged in
this behavior is subject to one or more of the Values Violation Sanctions listed below. All sanctions are
evaluated in light of past disciplinary records. Values violations that occur before or between semesters
may also be subject to disciplinary action at the University. (Hebrews 12:11 "No discipline seems pleasant
at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who
have been trained by it."NIV).
- Reprimand-Official warning that continuation or repetition of an inappropriate behavior will result in a more severe sanction. This sanction includes a conversation with the student about the inappropriateness of the behavior as well as how to make wiser choices in the future.
- Community Service-This sanction requires the student to render a designated number of hours as specified service to the University or community.
- Written Assignment-Personal reflection paper as assigned by the judicial officer.
- Personal Accountability-This sanction requires the student to meet with a predetermined faculty or staff member for ongoing accountability.
- Counseling-Requirement to meet with a University approved licensed counselor for assessment.
- Fine-Financial consequence corresponding to the violation.
- Loss of Privilege-This sanction prohibits the student from participation in specific University activities. (Restriction from social activities, shortened curfew, etc.).
- Parental Notification-A call and/or letter to the student's parent(s) or guardian regarding the violation.
- Restitution-Requirement to reimburse or otherwise compensate another for damage or loss of property resulting from a student's misconduct or a fine set in relation to the offense.
- Residence Life Probation-Formal written warning that the student's conduct is in violation of University policies. The continued status of the student as a resident student depends on the maintenance of satisfactory citizenship during the period of probation. Any student who is on Residence Life probation will remain on probation for one full semester clear of any violation of Community Values and Expectations. Students on probationary status may not hold student leadership or officer positions, for example: SGA, SAC, Life Group Leaders, Focus Leaders, Resident Advisors, Resident Staff Advisors, Fraternity/Sorority officers, and any other leadership position on campus. Contingent upon the violation, intramural participation may be restricted.
- University Probation-Formal written warning that the student's conduct is in violation of University policies and his/her status as a student is in jeopardy placing them out of good standing with the University. The continued enrollment of the student depends on the maintenance of satisfactory citizenship during the period of probation. Students on probationary status may not hold student leadership or officer positions, for example: University Athletics, SGA, SAC, Life Group Leaders, Focus Leaders, Resident Advisors, Resident Staff Advisors, Fraternity/Sorority officers, and any other leadership positions on campus. Students on probationary status may not participate in intramurals until they have been removed from probationary status.
- Institutional Scholarships Probation-Formal written warning that the student's conduct is in violation of University policies and his/her University funds (scholarships) are in jeopardy of being removed for not less than one semester. Continued benefit from University funds (scholarships) depends on the maintenance of satisfactory citizenship during the period of Institutional Scholarships Probation.
- Institutional Scholarships Suspension-Termination or reduction of institutional or athletic scholarships and aid for not less than one semester, including institutional aid given in the current semester. (For additional information about athletic scholarships, please refer to the student athletic handbook.)
- Residence Life Suspension-Exclusion from living in or visiting University residence complexes for a stated period of time during which the student's presence in any Union residence complex is prohibited without prior permission from the Assistant Dean of Students. No residence life refund will be given.
- Immediate Suspension-In the event a student's actions on- or off-campus show that the student's continued presence constitutes a danger to property, others or themselves, the student may be placed on immediate suspension until a campus hearing can be arranged. A student on interim suspension will be restricted from the campus or from a particular program, activity or building.
- University Suspension-Termination of student status at the University for not less than the remainder of the semester during which time the student's presence on Union University campus is prohibited without permission of the Assistant Dean of Students. Tuition and residence life charges may be refunded on a pro-rated basis, according to the University Catalogue. Students who reapply and are allowed to return to Union following a University suspension will enter on probationary status and may be ineligible for University funds for not less than one semester.
- Expulsion-Termination of student status at the University permanently for an indefinite period of time. No residence life refund will be given.