Boise State University
Student Code of Conduct
Interim Actions and Conduct Sanctions
A. Interim Actions
The Vice President for Student Affairs or her/his designee may take immediate action (“interim actions”) when necessary to secure the health and/or safety of a member of the University and/or to address an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
- Interim actions include, but are not limited to:
- immediate suspension from the University;
- loss of privileges which may include restrictions from a specific area of campus or to a specific area of campus;
- hold being placed upon a student’s registration and records;
- suspension or revocation of university-issued identification card;
- class or housing adjustments;
- referral for a medical or psychological evaluation at the student’s expense;
- This evaluation may be conducted by a qualified professional approved by the University;
- The evaluation may be used to determine the appropriateness of withdrawing the Interim Sanctions.
- Any other remedy the Vice President warranted under the circumstances to protect the health and safety of persons, and/or University operations or property.
- At the time that the interim actions are instituted, the Vice President for Student Affairs or her/his designee will:
- Inform the accused student of the interim actions;
- Inform the accused student of the reason for the interim actions; and
- Inform the accused student that a hearing will take place to review the Interim Sanction(s).
- Interim Action Hearing Procedures:
- As soon as is practical (but no later than ten (10) days from the interim action), a meeting will take place with the Vice President of Student Affairs or his/her designee to review the interim actions;
- The student will have an opportunity to demonstrate to the Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee why the conditions specified in the interim actions should not continue;
- An advisor of his/her choosing may accompany the student; however, the advisor is not permitted to participate directly in the meeting.
- Based on the reasonable evaluation of the information presented at the review, the Vice President for Student Affairs or her/his designee will notify the student within forty-eight (48) hours of the meeting of the decision to:
- Remove the interim actions and take no further conduct action;
- Remove the interim actions but proceed to a full conduct hearing regarding the accused student’s conduct as prescribed in the Student Code of Conduct;
- Sustain the interim actions until such time as a formal hearing regarding the accused student’s conduct may be held.
B. Conduct Sanctions
Sanctions are imposed for the purposes of restoring the standards of the University community, educating students about the seriousness of their actions, promoting positive growth, and maintaining the safety of the students involved and of the University community. Failure to comply with sanctions from an official conduct decision within the specified time period(s) may result in further and immediate sanctions. The University will consider as an aggravating factor in determining sanctions any violation of law or of this code where the accused student intentionally selected the person and/or target of the violation based on actual or perceived age, race, color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or political affiliation. More than one of the following sanctions listed may be imposed for any single violation.
- Warning: A written notice that the student is violating or has violated university policy and that additional infractions of the Student Code of Conduct could result in further sanctions.
- Educational Sanctions: The Conduct Body may apply educational sanctions including reflection papers, educational modules and/or projects designed to assist the student in reflecting on their decision making. Some educational sanctions will incur a user fee which will be disclosed to the student at the time the sanction is assigned.
- Conduct Probation: A written notice for violation of specific sections of the code. Probation is for a designated period of time. Violations while on probation may include the addition of more severe conduct sanctions.
- Restitution: Monetary payment to reimburse for damage to or misappropriation of property, to replace damaged or misappropriated property, and/or to reimburse for medical expenses incurred by a third party as a direct result of misconduct.
- University Service: Work assignments, service to the University, or other related discretionary assignments.
- Fines: Monetary penalty imposed for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
- Loss of Privileges: Action prohibiting a student from participating in certain activities or enjoying certain privileges for a prescribed period of time. Loss of privileges may include, but is not limited to:
- Removal from University-owned housing;
- Revocation of student identification card;
- Removal from a student leadership positions (elected or appointed);
- Removal from an athletic team or club sport;
- Loss of employment on campus;
- Exclusion from specific University premises.
- Student Housing Suspension: Removal of the student from Student Housing for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
- Student Housing Expulsion: Permanent removal from the Student Housing system.
- Hold on Academic Records: Action restricting admission and registration until a conduct sanction is met. A hold will restrict the University from releasing official academic transcripts and awarding a diploma until the obligation is met.
- University Suspension: Action terminating registration in some or all classes for a prescribed period of time. Conditions for readmission may be specified by the Conduct Body. The student is readmitted on probation for the duration of her/his university career.
- University Expulsion: Action terminating a student’s registration and relationship with the University. This action separates a student from the University permanently for all future terms.
- Group and/or Organization Sanctions: Sanctions for groups may result in permanent or temporary suspension, loss of recognition or charter, social probation, or other actions deemed appropriate by the University. An individual involved in a group offense and/or sanction can also be subject to additional individual charges and sanctions. Any student group and/or organization may be subject to the following sanctions:
- Those sanctions listed above;
- Loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time;
- Deactivation and/or loss of privileges, including loss of University recognition, for a specified period of time.
- Revocation of Admission and/or Degree: Admission to or a degree awarded by Boise State University may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violations of Boise State University standards in obtaining the admission or degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
- Withholding Degree: Boise State University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the Student Conduct process as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.