Sanctions Applied by the University Discipline Panel
The University Discipline Panel may apply any one or any combination of the following sanctions:
- A letter of reprimand;
- A period of probation during which further incidents will be subject to automatic sanctions;
- Restitution for damages;
- A verbal and/or written apology;
- Fines not to exceed $500;
- Removal of privileges for use of licensed facilities on campus;
- A period of service to the University or the Student Union not to exceed 21 hours
- Completion of an educational program or project;
- Suspension from extra-curricular activities of the University community for a specified period of time not to exceed one year.
The University Discipline Panel may recommend to the Associate Vice-President, Student Services the following sanctions:
- Exclusion from facilities of the University (in whole or in part) for a specified period of time not to exceed one year;
- Suspension from the University
- Expulsion from the University
The Associate Vice-President, Student Services may uphold the recommendation and apply the sanction to the student, or apply a lesser sanction.
In unusual circumstances, where the University Discipline Panel decides on a sanction which is not listed above, the Panel may recommend an exceptional sanction to be considered by the Associate Vice-President, Student Services.
Sanctions Applied by other members of the University
1. Temporary Suspension and Trespass Sanctions
The University reserves the right to intervene in disciplinary situations where student[s'] behaviour affects others' use and enjoyment of University privileges and facilities. Pending convening of a Discipline Panel hearing, the Associate Vice-President, Student Services or the Vice-President, Academic may apply a temporary university-wide trespass/suspension sanction and the Director of Residence Services may apply a temporary residence trespass sanction, in the appropriate circumstances. These circumstances include those where they determine there are reasonable grounds to believe that the safety of other people is endangered, that there is a high potential of physical danger posed by the student's continued presence, that damage to University property is likely, or that the continued presence of the student would be disruptive. Upon imposition of such temporary sanction, the student will be excluded from residence or campus effective immediately, for as long as reasonably required by the nature of the danger. A formal discipline hearing will normally be held within ten (10) working days of notice to the student of this decision, during which time the student may only enter the residence and/or campus under escort where he or she has received proper notice of a meeting to be held regarding disciplne.
Criminal offenses committed on the University campus against persons or property and reported to Brock University Campus Security will be dealt with according to the law. When a student is involved, Campus Security will notify the Associate Vice-President, Student Services. The Associate Vice-President, Student Services will determine if the matter may be independently subject to University discipline under this Code, notwithstanding and in addition to criminal prosecution or civil actions.
3. Residence Offense Sanctions
Sanctions for residence offenses are defined under the Residence Agreement and Rules and Regulations of Residence.
4. Minor Offense Sanctions
Minor misconduct is dealt with in the area or department where it occurs. The officer of the University in whose jurisdiction an incident occurs may apply the following minor sanctions if, after hearing the student’s response to the allegation, he or she is satisfied that minor misconduct occurred:
- A period of service to the University or the Students' Union to a maximum of 3 hours (by the Chief of Campus Security or the BUSU Business Manager);
- Exclusion from a class for the class period in which the misconduct occurs (by the instructor);
- Exclusion from other University facilities for a maximum of 48 hours (by the Director of the facility);
- Exclusion from access to campus computing resources for a maximum of one week (by the Systems Services Department's Systems Administrators);
- Exclusion from the Student Centre Pub and/or liquor service events for an indefinite period of time (by the BUSU Business Manager, the Student Centre Pub Manager, or the Director of Residence and Food Services);
- Payment for damages of $100 or less (by the Director of the facility, the BUSU Business Manager, or the Circulation Librarian).