Sanctions & Decisions

Sanctions & Decisions

The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct:

  1. Oral reprimand
  2. Written reprimand presented to the student and/or attached to the student’s permanent records
  3. An assignment (new or to repeat the work), to be graded on its merit
  4. A lower grade or failing grade on the particular assignment or test
  5. A failing grade in the course
  6. Assigned educational program or activity including but not limited to Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Ethics, Conflict Resolution, and Sexual Harassment
  7. Warning - A formal notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations
  8. Probation - A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations

    • Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
  9. Loss of privileges or denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time
  10. Removal from a course in progress
  11. Suspension - Separation of the student from DACC for a definite period of time, after which a student is eligible to return
  12. Expulsion/Banned - Permanent separation of the student from DACC

Additional sanction and decision comments:

  • More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
  • Sanctions for repeated or aggravated violations that may lead up to suspension from the College.
  • Disciplinary sanctions become part of the student’s disciplinary and educational records. In situations involving both an accused student(s) and a student(s) claiming to be a victim of another student’s conduct, the records of the process and sanctions imposed will be considered to be educational records of both.
  • In each case in which a Student Conduct Hearing determines that a student(s) has violated the Student Code of Conduct, the sanction(s) shall be determined and imposed by the Student Conduct Officer. The Student Conduct Committee will recommend sanction(s). Following the Student Conduct Hearing the Student Conduct Officer shall advise the accused student(s) in writing within seven (7) calendar days of its determination and of the sanction(s) imposed, if any.
  • Both parties have the right to appeal.