Oct 16, 2021
2016-2017 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG] Use the dropdown above to select the current 2020-21 catalog.
Article VI: Sanctions
A. Individual Sanctions
One or more of the following sanctions may be imposed on any student found to have violated the Student Code:
- A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated College regulations.
- A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation can take the form of Conduct, Social, or Residential and is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating any institutional regulations during the probationary period. Students on probation may be ineligible to participate in some activities of the College. For example, students on any form of probation shall not be eligible to participate in Study Abroad.
- Fines including previously established and published fines may be imposed. These fines may exceed the cost of repairing or restoring damaged property. In cases of serious and/or repeated acts of destruction and vandalism, the imposition of fines may be combined with other disciplinary penalties.
- Limitations on Participation: Denial of specified privileges suitable to the nature of the infraction for a designated period of time. A student may be barred from participating in college activities, room draw, and/or eating in the dining commons.
- Social suspension: A student may be barred, for a designated period of time, from attending social gatherings or college activities at which alcohol is served or is present.
- Compensation for loss, damage or injury may be required. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
- Discretionary Sanctions: Work assignments, service to the College or the community, research papers that educate the respondent about the consequences of their misconduct as well as other discretionary assignments may be imposed. Particular forms of community work on and off campus and a number of hours to be worked can be established. The hearing panel may also require attendance at drug or alcohol workshops or other similar alternatives suitable to the nature of the infraction.
- Residence Hall Suspension or Change: Separation of the student from the residence hall may be required for a designated period of time, after which the student is eligible to return or the student’s place of residence may be changed. Conditions for re-admission to residence may be specified by the Dean of Campus Life.
- Residence Hall Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls.
- College Suspension: Separation of the student from the College for a designated period of time after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for re-admission may be specified by the hearing panel or the Dean of Students.
- Withholding participation in graduation: Seniors may be denied the privilege of participation in Class Day and Commencement exercises.
- College expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the college.
B. Collections of Individuals
Any sanction from Article VI Section A may be imposed on students charged as collections of individuals. Different sanctions may be assigned to different individuals in the collection.
C. Groups and Organizations
The Judiciary Council may not assign different sanctions to different individuals within the group or organization. The group itself may, however, allow individual members to take a greater share of the sanction (e.g. pay more in fines or contribute more community service hours).
The following sanctions may be imposed on groups or organizations:
- Letter of warning.
- Probation and/or limitation on privileges.
- Suspension or revocation of privileges. This shall be limited to the loss of any or all privileges afforded to the group by the College.
- Suspension or revocation of charter or registration of the organization. Suspension shall result in a loss of all privileges associated with recognition as a Pomona College organization for a designated period of time. Revocation shall result in permanent loss of privileges associated with recognition as a Pomona College organization. The Judiciary Council may establish conditions and time tables that govern when any organization whose charter has been revoked or registration withdrawn can apply for a new charter. They may also revoke an organization’s charter or registration in perpetuity.
- Community Service.
- Termination or relocation of the group. (For example, a sports team may have its season terminated, a sponsor group may be relocated or dispersed to a different residential location.) See below. Group or organization sanctions do not preclude an individual from being held responsible for code violations associated with or related to the violations charged against the group.
If an organization’s charter or registration is suspended or revoked, individuals may be sanctioned, after a hearing before the Judiciary Council, for acting on behalf of the group or organization while the sanction is in effect. Examples of prohibited conduct associated with such organizations include: participation in recruiting or initiating new members to the group or organization, organizing events for the organization, using college facilities for activities of the organization and representing one’s self as a member of the organization while on Pomona property or at Pomona sponsored events.
While a group sanction of expulsion or charter revocation or removal of registration is in effect, the College may in its discretion deny permission to use College facilities to individuals who are members of that organization or were at the time of the events on which the sanctions were based.
D. Interim Suspension
In certain circumstances the President may impose a College suspension prior to the hearing before a judicial body. Further, the Dean of Campus Life may, in certain circumstances, impose a residence hall suspension prior to the hearing before a judicial body.
- Interim suspension may be imposed only: a) to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the college community or preservation of college property; b) to ensure the student’s own physical or emotional safety and well being; or c) if the student poses a credible threat of disruption or of interference with the normal operation of the College.
- During the interim suspension from the College imposed by the President the student shall be denied access to the campus (including classes) and all other college activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible as the President may determine to be appropriate.
- During interim suspension from the residence halls imposed by the Dean of Campus Life, the student shall be denied access to the residence halls and other college activities for which the student might otherwise be eligible as the Dean of Campus Life may deem appropriate.
- Interim suspension from campus or the residence halls will be followed with speedy access to a hearing for the suspended student(s).