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Sanctions

Student conduct sanctions

Fines
Certain offenses will result in monetary sanctions. Financial penalties will be applied to a student’s account. Community restitution programs may be substituted for fines if approved by an appropriate administrator.

Restitution
Restitution is compensation for loss, damages or injury. This may include appropriate service and/or monetary material replacement.

Loss of financial aid
Remaining consistent with California Education Code Sections 69810 et seq., scholarships, loans, grants, fellowships and any other types of state financial aid given or guaranteed for the purposes of academic assistance can be conditioned, limited, canceled or denied.

Housing probation
Any similar or more serious violation of the University Code of Student Conduct while on this status will result in the mandatory imposition of a suspension or dismissal from university housing, the length being a minimum of the balance of the semester or one full semester.

Suspension from university housing
This requires moving out of housing for the length of time specified at the hearing.

Housing dismissal
Dismissal requires permanently moving out of housing. The student may not reapply for residency.

Educational and remedial sanctions
Assignments, such as work, research, essays, service to the university or the community, training, counseling or other remedies are intended to discourage a repeat of the misconduct or as deemed appropriate based upon the nature of the violation.

Denial of access to campus
Denial of access to campus is a designated period of time during which the student is not permitted:

  1. On university property or specified areas of campus. (See California Penal Code section 626.2.) 
  2. To have contact (physical or otherwise) with the complainant, witnesses or other specified persons.

Disciplinary probation
Disciplinary probation is a designated period of time during which the privileges of continuing in student status are conditioned upon future behavior. Conditions may include the potential loss of specified privileges to which a current student would otherwise be entitled, or the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any university rule during the probationary period.

Frequently asked questions about probation (PDF)

Suspension
Suspension is a temporary separation of the student from active student status or student status.

A student who is suspended for less than one year shall be placed on inactive student status and remains eligible to re-enroll at the university (subject to individual campus enrollment policies) once the suspension has been served. Conditions for re-enrollment may be specified.

A student who is suspended for one year or more shall be separated from student status but remains eligible to reapply to the university (subject to individual campus application policies) once the suspension has been served. Conditions for readmission may be specified.

NOTE: Cal Poly Pomona requires a student who has been suspended for three or more consecutive quarters to reapply using a streamlined process. Consult the Admissions Office for additional information. 

Frequently asked questions about suspension (PDF)

Expulsion
Expulsion is permanent separation of the student from student status in the California State University system.