The Office of Residence Life seeks to create a healthy, educational environment in the residence halls, which is conducive to the educational mission of the Pennsylvania College of Technology and the students who are enrolled. In order to accomplish this task, the Residence Life staff is involved in a variety of activities, one of which includes the enforcement of College policy. See Student Guidebook (login required) for complete information.

Process

After confronting a resident on a violation, the following will usually occur:

  1. The Residence Life staff member will complete and submit an Incident Report.
  2. The Incident Report will be reviewed and assigned to the appropriate Administrator (Coordinator of Residence Life and/or Coordinator of Off-Campus Living & Commuter Services) who will then schedule a time to meet with the student.
  3. The Administrator will explore all aspects and evidence pertaining to the incident. The Administrator will then decide the level of responsibility of the student. If responsible, the Administrator will assign a sanction. The student has the ability to appeal.
  4. Should it be determined that the matter is best handled by the Student Conduct Board, the Board will meet and decide the level of responsibility of the student. If responsible, the Board will recommend appropriate sanction(s) to the Vice President of Student Affairs. The Vice President will then assign a sanction(s) but will not be limited to the sanction(s) recommended by the Board. The student has the ability to appeal.

Educational Sanctions

The following are forms of disciplinary actions that result from violations of College and residence hall policies, regulations and guidelines (this is not meant to be a complete list):

Warning – A notice in writing to the student that the student has violated a college regulation.

Probation – A written reprimand for a violation of a specified regulation. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe sanctions if the student is found to be violating any College regulation(s) during the probationary period.

Loss of Privileges – Denial of specific privileges for a designated period of time.

Fines – Appropriate fine may be imposed.

Restitution – Compensation for loss, damage or injury. This may take the form of service and/or monetary or material replacement.

Discretionary Sanction – Work assessments, service to the College or other related discretionary assignments.

Residence Hall Suspension – Separation of the student from the residence halls for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for the readmission may be specified.

Residence Hall Expulsion – Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls.

Interim Suspension – In certain circumstances, the Vice President of Student Affairs, or a designee, may impose a College or residence hall suspension prior to the hearing before a judicial body. (See Student Guidebook for more information.)

College Expulsion – Permanent separation of the student from the College.

Note: Offenses, which may result in College suspension/expulsion, will be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs.