Four general categories of sanctions exist at Marymount University, which are: status, educational, restrictive, and housing sanctions. Most violations will result in a status sanction and one or more educational sanctions. Sanctions are determined based upon the severity of the violation, past conduct history, and other aggravating or mitigating factors. One or more of following sanctions may be imposed upon any student for any single violation of the Student Community Conduct Code:
Status sanctions are an indication of the student’s relationship with the University. Status sanctions typically escalate with each offense. It is not necessary that a first sanction be a warning, and at the discretion of the hearing officer, a student may remain at the same status. Marymount University’s status sanctions are warning, final warning, disciplinary probation, suspension, and expulsion.
Educational and Restorative Sanctions
Marymount University designs educational and restorative sanctions to enhance the educational and learning outcomes of the student conduct program. Educational and restorative sanctions frequently serve repair harm to individuals or communities, provide additional education on a given subject, or aid students in considering their academic and personal goals and priorities.
Restrictive sanctions modify a student’s privileges on-campus. These sanctions are typically not the primary sanctions used by the University. However, repeated or serious violations may warrant one or more restrictive sanctions.
University Housing Sanctions
Marymount University imposes housing sanctions when a student’s behavior also violates the terms and conditions of their housing license agreement. University Housing Sanctions are housing probation and loss of housing.
More detailed information about these sanctions may be found in the Student Community Conduct Code.
Sanctioning Model for Alcohol and Drugs
The matrix below provides a general reference for students and family members. There are a variety of mitigating and aggravating factors, such as non-compliance, injury of self or others, disorderly conduct, or disrespectful behavior towards documenting staff, that may affect a hearing officer’s decision.
|Possession or consumption by a person under 21 or being present where a person under the age a 21 is consuming.|
|1st Violation||2nd Violation||3rd Violation|
|Final Warning and Alcohol Education Class||Disciplinary Probation, Housing Probation (if applicable), and Educational Sanction(s)||Extension of Disciplinary Probation, Loss of Housing, and Educational Sanction(s)|
|More serious alcohol violations, such as providing alcohol to minors, possessing a common source (e.g., a keg), and alcohol transports|
|1st Violation||2nd Violation|
|Disciplinary Probation, Housing Probation (if applicable), Alcohol Education Class, and Educational Sanction||Extension of Disciplinary Probation, Loss of Housing, and Educational Sanction|
|Possession or use of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia or being present where a person possesses or uses marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia|
|1st Violation||2nd Violation|
|Disciplinary Probation, Housing Probation (if applicable), Alcohol Education Class, and Educational Sanction(s)||Extension of Disciplinary Probation, Loss of Housing, and Educational Sanction(s)|
Possession or use of drugs other than marijuana
Cases involving the possession or use of other illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications will be decided on a case by case basis. Factors that may be considered include but are not limited to, the student’s actions to seek assistance for drug abuse, amount of the drug, manner in which the drug was obtained, and involvement of Arlington County Police.
Distribution of Drugs
The distribution of drugs will result in a review for expulsion.