Sanctions resulting from Judicial Board deliberations are covered in the SGA Bylaws, Article VIII, Section 11, reproduced below. Please note this list is not exhaustive and provides only for a range of possible sanctions.
SECTION 11. SANCTIONS
While it is not possible to provide a complete list of sanctions for every type of infraction, the following list indicates the scope of conduct authority for the College Conduct Board and their designees.
- Warning: Notice orally or in writing that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may be cause for additional disciplinary action.
- Disciplinary warning: This sanction will be in effect for a period of time to be determined by the board. Should a student who has been assigned this sanction be found responsible for another violation of the Code of Student Conduct of the same or different nature while this sanction is in effect, the conduct board may impose an additional sanction to reflect a repeated offense.
- Apology: Letters of apology to individuals, houses, and/or the entire Smith community designed to help the student reassess the effects of their actions. These letters will be kept as part of the student’s conduct board records and will not be made public unless with the specific permission of the student.
- Reflection: reflection papers offer a student time to reflect on a topic and write a clear, well developed response that demonstrates that they have thought about the issue and considered all of its aspects.
- Restitution: Charge for damages.
- Loss of authority: Removal from appointed or elected office or position of authority.
- Removal from a college house: Permanent or temporary removal from a college house.
- Disciplinary probation: This sanction will be in effect for a period of time determined by the board. Should a student who has been assigned this sanction be found responsible for another violation of the Code of Student Conduct of the same or different nature while this sanction is in effect, the conduct board will be made aware of the student’s standing on disciplinary probation and may impose additional sanctions to reflect a repeated offense. A student’s status on disciplinary probation may have an impact on their ability to participate in certain activities connected with or related to the college both on and off campus.
- Loss of privilege: Including but not limited to eligibility for housing lottery, participation in parties where alcohol is served, school-sponsored excursions, and forfeiture of use of a college facility (e.g., Davis Center).
- In addition, the College Conduct Board does not suspend, dismiss, or permanently separate, but can make a recommendation to the President of the College to do so:
- Suspension: The rights and privileges of being a student at Smith College are suspended for a specified period of time. The individual may not participate in academic activities and is required to leave campus. The student is trespassed from campus during their suspension.
- Dismissal: The individual is no longer a student at Smith College and must leave the campus. The individual may apply for readmission but should not expect the application to be considered for one full semester after dismissal. The individual may be expected to provide evidence satisfactory to the college indicating readiness to resume their college career and fulfill standards of responsible conduct and citizenship. The student is trespassed from campus during their dismissal.
- Permanent separation: The individual is no longer a student at Smith College and must leave the campus. The student is not eligible for readmission. The student is trespassed from campus during their separation.
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