1. What are some typical sanctions?
The full range of sanctions is: Warning, Reprimand, Probation, Restitution, Eviction, Suspension, Expulsion. More detail about each sanction is listed below:
A. Warning: Oral warning regarding the misconduct.
B. Reprimand: Written warning regarding the misconduct.
C. Probation: Written notice outlining the terms of the probationary period. It is possible for the terms of probation to include other requirements or restrictions including, but not limited to, assigned work hours, educational classes, recommended counseling, restricted access to facilities or student privileges for a period of time, and/or prohibition from participation in co-curricular activities.
D. Restitution: Requirement to reimburse or compensate another for damage or loss of property resulting from a student's misconduct.
E. Eviction: Restriction or removal from residence halls or other campus facilities.
F. Suspension: Termination of student status at the University for a specified period of time.
G. Expulsion: Termination of student status at the University permanently or for an indefinite period of time.
2. Will I be suspended or expelled?
It depends on the offense committed. When your behavior of misconduct is determined to be harmful to the University community (including self) or interrupts the educational or administrative processes of the University, suspension or expulsion may be an imposed sanction. Repeat offenses, such as repeat alcohol offenders, cases involving illegal drugs, sexual misconduct, assault, and theft are some examples of offenses that may result in suspension or expulsion.
3. Can a student be suspended or expelled from Baylor University on an interim basis?
Yes, if you are arrested for a Class A misdemeanor or higher charge, you may incur an interim suspension or expulsion prior to your preliminary conduct hearing with Judicial Affairs. Furthermore, a student may be suspended or expelled on an interim basis if in the sole opinion of the Vice President for Student Life, the student's continued presence on the campus might create a danger of physical or mental harm to self or another person; or the student's continued presence on the campus might disrupt the educational process of the university. In either case, you still have the right to the process that is due as outlined in the Baylor University Student Conduct Code. However, your student status is suspended until your conduct case (Judicial Affairs case---not the courts) has been adjudicated and brought to resolution.
4. What happens if I do not complete a sanction by the required deadline?
A registration hold will be placed on your student account. You will not be allowed to register for classes until your sanctions are complete. In some cases, a transcript hold may be placed on a student's account which means Baylor University will not issue the student a transcript until all sanctions are completed.
5. Will I have a record with the Judicial Affairs office?
If you are found responsible for misconduct, you will have a disciplinary record. Disciplinary records are kept separate from Academic records. Disciplinary records are kept for a period of 7 years after the final disposition of your case, but may be kept longer due to special circumstance (such as suspension or expulsion) or as deemed necessary by the Associate Dean of Judicial Affairs.
6. Will this infraction affect my financial aid or scholarship?
Usually not. However, some financial aid or scholarships depend on a student remaining in good standing with Baylor University. You should contact the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid at 254-710-2611 with any questions you may have regarding your particular situation.