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Conduct System

Lasell College Conduct System addresses alleged student violations of the non-academic policies and procedures detailed in the Student Handbook.

The College will not protect students who violate local, state or federal laws from prosecution by the appropriate law enforcement agencies. The College may choose to proceed with its conduct review process regardless of any off-campus legal actions that are in progress, and whether or not the alleged offender chooses to take part in the campus conduct hearing.

The College reserves the right to take immediate action prior to the convening of a conduct hearing under the following circumstances: 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; c) if the student poses a definite threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the College; d) if it is alleged that the student has engaged in a serious violation of College policy and/or local, state or federal laws. Such interim action shall remain in effect until the hearing process has been completed. The requisite notice and hearing process shall follow as soon as it is possible.

Structure of the Conduct System

Sanctions

Sanctions that may be imposed by Administrative Hearing Officers, the Dean of Student Affairs, the Vice President of Student Affairs and/or the President of Lasell College (or their designees) include (but are not limited to):

Reprimand - a written notice to a student describing the policy that he/she has violated and acknowledging that the student's violation will be kept in their conduct file.

Warning - a written notice to a student describing the policy that he/she has violated, outlining a specific time period during which the warning will be in effect, and indicating that future violations of any policy during the warning period will automatically result in more serious sanctioning.

Educational Sanctions - students may be required to attend an educational program or workshop series, do research about a specific topic, design and create bulletin boards, work with Residential Life staff on a program or project, meet with a counselor or staff person, and/or participate in some other form of community-based service which is educational in intent.

Community Probation - students placed on community probation will have a period of time designated to them during which any additional violations of College policy might result in the immediate suspension of their residential housing privileges and/or a restriction of their privileges regarding participation in activities and/or student organizations.

Conduct Probation - students placed on conduct probation will have a period of time designated to them during which any additional violations of College policy might result in suspension from the College.

Fines - students may have fines levied upon them ranging in amount from $50 and not usually exceeding $1000; the monies collected from conduct fines go directly into the general operating budget of the College, and do not revert to Student Affairs.

Restitution - students may be held responsible for any financial obligations resulting from damage / theft of personal property or College property.

Relocation within the residential system - students may be moved from their current housing assignment to another assignment.

Temporary or permanent revocation of residential housing privileges - students may be removed from the residential system for a specified period of time or permanently.

Suspension of activities privileges - students may have their opportunity to take part in some or all campus activities and/or their access to specific buildings abridged for a specified period of time or permanently.

Suspension from the College - students suspended from the College will not be able to pursue course work and will not be considered to be in "good standing" during the time of the suspension; after the designated period of the suspension, students may apply to be re-instated to the College (and if allowed to return, may be required to be on a conduct probationary status).

Dismissal from the College - students dismissed from the College will be permanently denied access to degree work.

Educational sanctions that are not completed by the prescribed date may result in a fine being levied in addition to, or in lieu of, the original sanction, and a letter or reprimand may be added to the original sanction. Fines and restitution payments which are not paid by the prescribed due date will be billed to the student's account with the College, an additional late fee may be levied, and a letter of reprimand may be added to the original sanction.

Appeals Process

Parental Notification