Disciplinary Sanctions

Any violation of the conduct standards may result in a complaint being filed against the student. The Provost, Assistant/Associate Deans, or Program Director, may, at their discretion, immediately suspend a student pending a hearing on the charges. Violations are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including, suspension or dismissal from the University. Students found in violation of the codes of student conduct and/ or University policies and procedures may have one or more sanctions as described below. The list does not exclude other actions that may be directed by the decisional body.

Students may be asked to participate in a Conduct Investigation as the respondent or possible witnesses. Students who are asked to participate should keep all related matters and conversations confidential throughout the investigation. Violation of confidentiality is a breach of the student code of conduct and may result in disciplinary action.


A reprimand is an oral or written notification to the student that continuation of wrongful conduct may result in more severe disciplinary penalties. Whether oral or written, the reprimand may be included in the student’s official file with Student Affairs. The Student Non-Professional Conduct Report may be used to document violations of behavioral conduct and may impact Program Non-Academic Criteria and Tier Status. A reprimand may also include the following sanctions:

  • Verbal Warning: A verbal admonition to the student by a University faculty, administration, or staff member that the student’s behavior is inappropriate. A verbal warning may be noted in the student’s official file with Student Affairs for a designated time period and expunged, at the discretion of the Associate/Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, if no further violations occur;
  • Disciplinary Warning: Formal notice to a student that the action and/or behavior does not comply with Program standards. This sanction remains in effect for a designated time period and may be expunged from the official student file at the discretion of the Associate/Assistant Dean of Student Affairs;
  • Restitution: Payment made for damages or losses to the University directed by an adjudicating body; or
  • Restriction or Revocation of Privileges: The temporary or permanent loss of privileges, including, but not limited to, the use of a particular University facility, visitation privileges, and parking privileges.

Disciplinary Probation

Disciplinary probation is a period of time during which a student has the opportunity to demonstrate that they can effectively cease behavioral misconduct. Probation can be for any period of time.

While on probation, the student is prohibited from:

  • Holding office in any University organization, club, or student government;
  • Attending international medical mission trips;
  • Being elected to any honorary position.
  • Participating in other activities as determined by the DNAP Program Director and/or Student Affairs
  • Additionally, a student holding leadership office may be removed from the position.

During probation for disciplinary reasons, the student must show appropriate behavioral, professional, and personal conduct as defined in the conditions of his or her probation. The student may be required to seek professional behavior modification, education, or counseling. Additionally, the student is required to refrain from any further violation of the code and may be required to comply with any other requirements intended to rehabilitate the student. If, while on probation, the student violates the terms of their probation, actions may be taken up to and including dismissal from the University.


Suspension bars a student from attending school for a defined period of time with revocation of all other privileges or activities, including the privilege of entering the campus and University-affiliated sites without specific approval. Suspension is included in the calculation of the time limit for completing all graduation requirements.

Readmission will not be entertained until the suspension period is completed and is subject to approval of the Program Director or Provost.

Other Appropriate Actions

Other disciplinary action not specifically outlined elsewhere in Program policies may be approved through the Program Director or the Associate/ Assistant Dean of Student Affairs or their designee.

Questions or concerns regarding dress or dress-related feedback can be brought to the DNAP Program Director whose decision will be final in the event of an issue.

Additional Information: Nothing in this policy limits the authority of the university to issue, amend, or withdraw a policy. 

Additional resources can be found in the University Policy Repository, currently entitled “DynamicPolicy” at: http://policies.rvu.edu .

Contact Information: Compliance Department, (720) 874-2481; ldement@rvu.edu