Potential Sanctions

Conduct Resources

CHOICES Workshop: CHOICES is a 90 minute educational workshop facilitated by the Peer Assistants.

Alternatives Workshops (Alternatives Youth Diversion Education Program): A peer group-based curriculum with accompanying workbook that meets for a total of four or ten hours, depending on sanction. The program is designed to provide facts, tools and support for those dealing with alcohol and other drug-related violations. Individuals learn personal responsibility and practice making positive, long-lasting behavior changes that will lead to better choices in the future.

Work Hours: Students work with a staff member from the Dean of Students Office to be assigned a work location for completion of hours. A time log is kept and turned in to the Dean’s Office when required time is completed.

Mentor Assignment: Students are asked to develop academic, co-curricular and personal goals with the support of a mentor. Students select a mentor from a list of College employees who volunteer with this program. They meet a minimum of four times over the course of six weeks, creating an action plan based on the student’s goals.

Meetings with Substance Use Educator: Students meet with the Substance Use Educator who develops recommendations which may include a case management plan. Examples of recommendations could be completing and paying for a chemical use assessment, educational workshops, additional one on one accountability meetings, outpatient treatment or other components. Together you will build a plan that will support you as a healthy, successful member of our Gustavus community.

Disciplinary Censure: The serious nature of the specific violation or existence of prior violations merit deep concern by the College. The individual’s status with the College is in jeopardy and therefore parents are notified, to the extent allowable under state and federal law. Students sanctioned with Disciplinary Censure should understand that in most cases, future violations will result minimally in Disciplinary Probation. In the case of a student athlete, the coach is also notified.

Disciplinary Probation: This is the most serious form of behavior-related sanction which can be imposed short of suspension. The individual is considered to be “not in good standing with the Institution” for a determined period of time. Students on Disciplinary Probation will be prohibited from registering for or participating in off-campus study, credit-bearing internships, career explorations, and off-campus independent studies. They may be prohibited from representing the College in any activity (e.g., athletic teams, fine arts groups, student organizations, etc.), performance, or presentation. The College reserves the right to remove a student on disciplinary probation from a course or program if it deems such action to be in the best interest of the student, the College, or the program/course. The individual’s status with the College is in jeopardy and therefore parents are notified, to the extent allowable under state and federal law. A student’s academic advisor and coach (if applicable) are also notified.

Suspension: Termination of student status for a definite period of time. The conditions of readmission shall be stated in the order of suspension.

Expulsion: Permanent termination of student status. The fact of expulsion shall become part of the student's permanent academic record at the College and remain so.

Notifications: In the case of Censure, Probation, Suspension, and Expulsion, the individual's status with the College is in jeopardy and therefore parents are notified, to the extent allowable under state and federal law.  A student's academic advisor and coach (if applicable) are also notified as specified in the sanction.