University Disciplinary Statuses

University Statuses are meant to allow students to reflect on their behavior and the decisions they made that led to their being found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code. Below are the various types of University Statuses that a student may be given.

This status is a formal warning on behalf of the University and is intended to clearly document in a student’s or student organization’s disciplinary file that their behavior is unacceptable. The length of this status will be determined by the Conduct Officer, or University Conduct Board/Administrative Hearing Officer.

This action indicates that a student or student organization is at risk of losing matriculation or affiliation with the University unless certain standards are adhered to. The student or student organization is permitted to remain enrolled or retain recognition by the University under stated conditions based on the nature of the violation and the potential learning that may derive from specific restrictive measures. Students on conduct probation may not hold or run for elected or appointed leadership positions including, but not limited to, resident assistants, peer leaders or mentors, orientation leaders, teaching assistants, Student Association leaders and leadership positions in recognized clubs and organizations, including professional and social fraternities and sororities. Student organizations, recognized clubs, and fraternities and sororities on conduct probation and found responsible for subsequent violations of the Code may be suspended or lose their recognition. Further violations may result in immediate suspension or expulsion from the University. The length of this status will be determined by the Conduct Officer or hearing body/official.

Understanding Changes in Conduct Status

This status is applied as a result of a breach of specific social regulations. Its primary effect is to suspend a privilege related to the nature of the offense and/or restrict access to specific campus facilities or programs.

This action by the Dean of Students, or a designee, in consultation with the Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience, or a designee, is a temporary suspension of certain rights or privileges while a conduct case is pending. An interim suspension may be broad and inclusive or may be restricted to a specific location and/or function and is based on the determination that the safety and well-being of the University community or specific persons are at risk.

This action results in a student’s involuntary withdrawal from the University, or in loss of University recognition and related privileges for a student organization, for a period of time. A suspended student or student organization is prohibited from any presence or activity on University owned, operated, or controlled property, including but not limited, to University-owned property leased to a non-University affiliated party, and from participation in any class or program offered by Syracuse University. A student or student organization placed on a status of suspension is permitted, after a minimum period of separation, to submit a petition demonstrating his/her good citizenship in the time away from the University and potential for making positive contributions in the future.

Individual student petitions are required to include: a personal essay evidencing the learning the student has gained from the incident that led to the suspension; the manner in which the student has been occupied since his/her departure from the University; and, the specific commitments the student will make to contributing positively to the University community if offered the opportunity for readmission; three (3) character references from non-family members; documented information of the student’s completion of substantial service to the community; documented information of gainful employment and/or completion of academic course work at an accredited institution of higher education; and, documented information of completion of any special assignments identified for the student by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at the time of or subsequent to the student’s departure. This petition is reviewed by the Director of Community Standards and the Senior Vice President for Enrollment and the Student Experience, or a designee, who will determine whether and under what conditions a student may be permitted to return to the University in a future semester.

Student organization petitions will include elements specific to the type of student organization, as determined by the Director of Community Standards.

This action results in the permanent separation of the student, or student organization, from the University, its programs and facilities. It is the most severe disciplinary action that the University Conduct System can impose.