Sanctions

Sanctions are designed to be educational in nature and help students learn from their mistakes.  Sanctions are determined after consideration of several factors, including a student’s prior judicial history, the severity of the incident, and College precedent for the violation.  Potential sanctions include, but are not limited to, the following:

RC01-Article Review

A written review of journal articles on a specific topic designed to assist the student to explore the violations in question. The review must included appropriate citations and use appropriate language, grammar, and spelling.

 

RC02-Letter of Apology

A written apology reflecting an understanding of the inappropriateness of actions and the impact it had on the letter’s recipient.

 

RC03-Newspaper Article

A reflective letter to be submitted for approval to the Office of Community Standard and Responsibility and then will be anonymously submitted to The Sandspur for possible publication. This letter should reflect an understanding of the inappropriateness of actions and the impact on self and the College community.

 

RC04-Self Discovery Plan

The Self Discovery Plan (SDP) is an opportunity to question personal values and individual behaviors through the utilization of educational opportunities found at Rollins College. The SDP is designed to strengthen their ethical decision making skills and self-discovery.

 

RC05-Personal Journal

A written daily journal for a two-week period that addresses various questions each day as outlined in sanction letter. Each daily entry is to be no less than 250 words in length (typed, double-spaced). Completed journals must be submitted for approval to the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility by the stated sanction date.

 

RC06-Reflection Paper

Reflective paper on a specific incident and its impact on the community. Specific guidelines will be outlined in the sanction letter.

 

RC07-Research Paper

Research paper on a specific topic citing at least three sources. Specific guidelines will be outlined in the sanction letter.

 

RC08-Restitution

Compensation for loss, damage or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

 

RC09-R.E.S.P.E.C.T Rollins Reflection Paper

Completion of the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Rollins Reflection Paper as outlined in the sanction letter.

 

RC10-Educational Service

Completion of a determined number of hours of educational community service. Specific guidelines and hours will be outlined in the sanction letter.

 

RC11-Probationary Review Meetings

Scheduled meetings with a Office of Community Standards and Responsibility staff member to discuss appropriate responses to events or difficult situations in the student’s life. Specific guidelines will be outlined in the sanction letter.

 

RC12-Ethics Training

Written Ethics Training Assessment must be completed and submitted to the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility by the sanction due date. Upon submission, a meeting with a member of the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility will be scheduled to individually discuss this training and assessment.

 

RC13-Violence Awareness Training

Written Violence Awareness Training Assessment must be completed and submitted to the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility by the sanction due date. Upon submission, a meeting with a member of the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility will be scheduled to individually discuss this training and assessment.

 

RC14-Contact Restriction

Restriction of personal contact with another individual or group for a stated period of time.

 

RC15-Computer Privileges Restriction

Loss or restriction from College computer mainframe access or privileges for a stated period of time.

 

RC16-Resident Assistant Duty

Participate in the nightly on-call, duty rotation for a specified period of time of the student Residential Life staff. Once completed, a reflective paper must be submitted to the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility for approval by the sanction due date.

 

RC17-Behavioral Agreement

A signed behavioral agreement to live responsibly within the Rollins community outlining specific behavior guidelines that must be followed.

 

RC18-Educational Bulletin Board

Design, research and create a bulletin board on a specific topic.

 

RC19-Program Presentation

Plan, implement and evaluate an educational program on a specific topic.

 

RC20-Alcohol and/or Drug Education

An online course or educational sessions with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) designed to assist students with healthy lifestyle choices. There is a fee associated with this sanction.

 

RC21-Substance Use Evaluation

A required substance abuse evaluation. Students are responsible to make arrangements for this evaluation in accordance with the outlined terms in the sanction letter. Students are required to meet the recommendations of the certified treatment professionals as indicated in this evaluation. Results must be released to appropriate College officials as per sanction letter.

 

RC22-Other Restrictions

Loss of specific privileges, including but not limited to, attendance at athletic and social events, organization participation and housing for a designated period.

 

RC23-Recommended Mediation

A recommended sanction to assist a student with interpersonal skills. Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party works with disputants to attempt to achieve a lasting and mutually satisfying outcome to the dispute. Since successful mediation requires participation by
consenting parties, this sanction can only be recommended, although this recommendation will remain a part of the student’s disciplinary record.

 

RC24-Written Warning

A notice in writing to the student that he or she is violating or has violated College policy and that continuation or repetition of similar misconduct, within a prescribed of time, may be cause for further disciplinary action and more severe sanctions.

 

RC25-Disciplinary Warning

Disciplinary Warning is for a designated period and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions, which may include suspension from the institution if the student is found violating the specified policy during the warning period.

 

RC26-Community Probation

Community Probation is for a designated period and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions, which may include suspension or dismissal from the College if the student is found violating any policy during the probationary period.

 

RC27-Residence Hall Probation

Residence Hall Probation is for a designated period and includes the probability of expulsion from campus housing and/or revocation of privileges to live in campus housing if the student is found violating any policy during the probationary period.

 

RC28-Residence Hall Dismissal

Immediate and permanent removal from the residence halls without refund.

 

RC29-Suspension

Separation of the student from the College for a definite period, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Students who are suspended from the College once classes have started will be automatically withdrawn from all of their courses and will receive a grade of “W” or “WF” (based on the date that the sanction was issued) and will not receive a tuition refund, unless the sanction is deferred to the following semester.  Suspension is noted on the transcript.

 

RC30-Dismissal

Permanent separation of the student from the College. Students who are socially dismissed from the College once classes have started will be automatically withdrawn from all of their courses and will receive a grade of “W” or “WF” (based on the date that the sanction was issued), and will not receive a tuition refund, unless the sanction is deferred to the following semester.  Dismissal is noted on the transcript.

 

RC31-Disciplinary Fine

Appropriate monetary penalty.

 

RC32-Parental Notification

Written notification to parent/guardian concerning a specific incident, outcome and appropriate sanction. Notification will be in accordance with FERPA regulations.

 

RC33-Deferred Sanction

When significant mitigating factors are present one or more sanctions may be deferred for implementation. Additional sanctions may be imposed for any new violations which occur during the deferred period.