Sanction Examples

The following are educational sanctions that may be assigned to the student or student organization when there is responsibility for violating the student code of conduct. These sanctions are not progressive in nature. More than one sanction may apply.

Payment and/or reimbursement for replacement and/or repair of damages to public or private property.
Campus/ Community Service
A specified number of hours of service to the campus/community. When possible, the service requested shall be related to the disciplinary infraction.
Educational Program Referral
Educational Program Referral may include but not be limited to alcohol and/or other drug education, time management education, and/or; emotions management education. Other educational sanctions may include writing a paper, presenting a program, designing a bulletin board, checking fire safety equipment, and/or attending an assigned workshop. The student must provide documentation of satisfactory completion of assigned program.
Alcohol and Illegal Drug Violations
Parental notification may be rendered for students under 21 years of age when a student is either found, or takes, responsibility for the violation.
Administrative Hold
A hold may be placed on a student’s record to ensure that the student complies with sanctions or pending the resolution of conduct matters. If a hold is placed on a record, the Registrar may prohibit the student from registering or receiving an official transcript or a diploma until the conditions of the hold have been met. Holds on student records will be initiated and released by the office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Official Warning
An official notice that indicates to the student that future violations during the period covered by the warning may result in additional sanctions.
Residence Hall Suspension
Removal from university housing for a specified amount of time. Students suspended from the residence halls for disciplinary reasons, will not be eligible for a refund of room fees. Students must properly check out of their room in accordance with existing university procedures and within the time frame established by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee. Students are prohibited from re-entering any University residential area without approval of the Office Student Conduct and Community Standards/designee once they have officially checked out.
Students may be restricted from holding executive roles, leadership positions, living in, and/or visiting university owned or affiliated housing, participating in campus sponsored organizations and/or events.
Deferred Adjudication
Deferred Adjudication refers to the process when a student is responsible for a violation but the finding is held so the student can complete certain requirements in an allotted time frame. In order to receive Deferred Adjudication, the student must begin by accepting responsibility. At the completion of all requirements, the student will be adjudicated “not responsible.” This may only be used for specific non-violent first time offenses.
Disciplinary Probation
 A status indicating that the student or student organization is not in good standing. This sanction may limit the student or student organization in participating in certain roles and/or functions at the university or in representing the university.
Deferred Suspension
The student’s continued enrollment depends upon the successful maintenance of satisfactory behavior and completion of other mandated sanctions, if applicable, during the specified time of deferred suspension and there are no further policy violations. This status also renders the recipient not in good standing.
The student is suspended from the University for a definite period of time. When the period of suspension is completed, the student may be allowed to reapply and/or return to the University under stipulation(s) provided by SCCS/designee. Students suspended from the institution for disciplinary reasons, will not be eligible for a refund from classes or residence hall fees. The student is also trespassed from all ESU property and events during the time of suspension.
The student is permanently separated from the University without the ability to return. Students’ expulsed from the institution for disciplinary reasons, will not be eligible for a refund from classes or residence hall fees. The student is also trespassed from all ESU property and events.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

FERPA prohibits the release of Student Conduct Records and related information. In order to discuss a students conduct record with an individual who is not the student, the student must sign a waiver of consent for our office to discuss the students record with a third party.

Contact Us

Please contact Maria Cutsinger, Director of Student Conduct & Community Standards, with any questions.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Sycamore Suites, Lower Level, 003
(570) 422-3461
(570) 422-3023 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director, Student Conduct & Community Standards
Maria Cutsinger
(570) 422-3461