Some victims chose to pursue action through the University's judicial conduct process. It is vital for all involved in a case to know and understand what these possibilities are. Possible outcomes of the student judicial conduct process include but are NOT limited to:
Restriction or Revoked Privileges: limited freedom to move about, to visit residence halls or register guests in residence halls, to use campus facilities, and/or to participate in campus activities.
Change in housing and/or board plan status: housing reassignment, termination of housing, or cancellation of board plan. In cases of termination of housing, no refund will be provided.
Disciplinary Probation: period of time during which full compliance with policies, rules, and regulations is required. Noncompliance would make the student on probation subject to suspension or expulsion. Disciplinary probation may also include certain restrictions when so stated in the decision of the hearing body.
Deferred Suspension: a period of review during which a demonstration of ability to comply with University rules, policies, or any other stipulated requirements. If during the deferred suspension any violations of policy or failure to meet requirements, as determined by the Dean of Students, suspension will occur immediately.
Suspension: restriction from campus, exclusion from class attendance and other privileges or activities as set forth in the notice of suspension for a stated period of time. The conditions of readmission, if applicable, will be stated in the order of suspension. This sanction shall also be effective at all other state colleges and universities in West Virginia. During a period of suspension, no credits earned at another institution will be accepted at Shepherd University.
Expulsion: complete termination of student status for an indefinite period of time. The conditions of readmission, if applicable, will be stated in the order of expulsion. This sanction shall also be effective at all other state colleges in West Virginia. During a period of expulsion, no credits earned at another institution will be accepted at Shepherd University.
Attendance at educational programs: required attendance at an education course provided by Residence Life or Counseling Services, completion of online modules (My Student Body), or other educational programs taught by Residence Life or Counseling Services that would relate to the policy violation.
Community restitution: reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property, or required service hours.
It is important to be aware that the victim AND the accused may appeal any and all outcomes of a hearing. All appeals must be submitted to the Vice Present of Student Affairs.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Cole, the Dean of Students.