Consequences and Appeals Process

 

     

    Consequences

    Failure to comply with program policies may lead to the following sanctions:   

    Letter of Warning

    A letter of warning is written notice to the student indicating that specific behavior or activity is not compatible with the demands of residence living. The student is officially warned that further unacceptable behavior will result in more serious judicial action.

    Residential Probation

    Residential Probation is a status that may be imposed for behavior that indicates unwillingness or inability to accommodate the normal standards of residence living. Periodic contact with the Program Director may be required. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the probation, or additional behavior in violation of residential standard during the probationary period, will result in more serious judicial action.

    Imposition of a Fine

    A fine is the mandatory payment of a specific sum of money imposed as a result of an offense.

    Early Curfew

    The student will be required to stay in the residence hall or in his or her own room after a designated time (usually 9 p.m.).

    Community Service/Special Project

    In some circumstances, a student may be required to do community service either on campus or be assigned a special project related to the offense.

    Suspension of Visitation Privileges

    The student is barred from entering his or her residence hall for a stated period of time. We also reserve the right to ban non-residents, meaning no guests are allowed to visit the student.

    Immediate Dismissal from Tufts University Housing

    Written notice by the Program Director of conduct that clearly demonstrates unwillingness or inability to function appropriately in the residential living situation. Parent/Guardian will be informed of dismissal.

    Immediate Dismissal from Summer Programs and Tufts University Housing

    Written notice by the Program Director of conduct that clearly demonstrates unwillingness or inability to function appropriately in the residential living situation and/or program academic setting. Parent/Guardian will be informed of dismissal.

    Student Appeals Process 

    Students are entitled to one appeal of a disciplinary decision. Appeals of decision on any level must be made in writing to the Program Director or his designate within one calendar day of the initial notification of disciplinary action. In any appeal, the outcome may leave the original penalty unchanged, increase or decrease the severity of the original consequence, or call for a new judicial meeting.

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