Sanctions resulting from Judicial Board deliberations are covered in the SGA Bylaws, Article VII, Section 10, reproduced below. Please note this list is not exhaustive and provides only for a range of possible sanctions.
SECTION 10. 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 judicial authority for the College Judicial Board:
- Warning: Notice orally or in writing that continuation or repetition of prohibited conduct may be cause for additional disciplinary action.
- Apology: Letters of apology to individuals, houses, and/or the entire Smith communitydesigned to help the student reassess the effects of their actions. These letters will be kept as part of the student's judicial board records and will not be made public.
- Fine and/or restitution: Fine, 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.
- Social Probation: A student is subject to a trial period to ascertain the student's fitness for residing in a college house, holding office, using college facilities, etc.
- Loss of Privilege: Including but not limited to; eligibility for housing lottery, participation in parties where alcohol is served, school-sponsored excursion, participation in a junior year abroad program, and forfeiture of use of a college facility (e.g., Davis Center).
In addition, College Judicial Board does not suspend, dismiss, or expel, but can make recommendations 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.
- 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 her college career and fulfill standards of responsible conduct and citizenship.
- Expulsion: The individual is no longer a student at Smith College and must leave the campus. The student is not eligible for readmission.
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