Disciplinary Action

The following disciplinary actions will be administered according to the severity of the infraction as determined by the Vice President for Students and/or the Student Conduct Committee:

  1. Disciplinary Reprimand: This may be an oral or written warning. It notifies a student that any further violation of College regulations may subject the student to more severe disciplinary actions.
  2. Disciplinary Probation: This is designated to encourage and require a student to cease and desist from violating college regulations. Students on probation are notified in writing that any further misbehavior on their part will lead to more severe action. Disciplinary Probation will be for the remainder of the existing semester and possibly for all of the following semesters of attendance.
  3. Disciplinary Suspension: This excludes a student from the College for a designated period of time, usually not more than two terms. While on suspension, a student will not be allowed to take any courses at the College. At the end of the designated period of time, the student must make formal reapplication for admission.
  4. Class Suspension: A student may be suspended from attending one or more specified courses for improper behavior. Class suspensions can be for the remainder of the term, and the student can be assigned a letter grade of “F” for each course from which he/she is suspended.
  5. Area Suspension: A student may be suspended from a specified college area for improper or disruptive behavior. Suspensions generally will be for a period of time not to exceed the remainder of the term.
  6. Disciplinary Expulsion: This is the strongest disciplinary action. This category of severe penalty generally indicates the recipient may not return to the College. Disciplinary expulsion normally would be the least-used disciplinary action and would be applied only to students who are guilty of chronic misbehavior or a major breach of conduct. The College reserves the right, but has no duty, to lift the prohibition against re-enrollment upon its consideration of a written application for readmission evidencing that the student has demonstrated an ability and readiness to comply with all College rules and regulations. The College will not consider such a request until at least one year from the date of expulsion.
  7. Payment of Damages: Payment will be assessed against a given student or students for the amount necessary to repair damage caused by student’s or students’ behavior. 

NOTE: Disciplinary suspension or expulsion shall not result in a notation on a student’s permanent record. However, a notice that a student is currently on suspension or expulsion and ineligible to return to WSCC until a certain date shall be attached to the student’s file. In the event that the student shall become eligible to return, the notice shall be removed.