From the WLU Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct:
ARTICLE IV: STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT PROCEDURES
A. Sanctions – The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student Code:
- Warning—A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations.
- Probation—A written reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and any violation of probation can result in more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
- Loss of Privileges—Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time. Loss of privileges may include participation in campus events and organizations, including but not limited to campus life organizations, Greek fraternities and sororities, athletic teams, academic and extracurricular clubs and organizations. Loss of privileges may also include other restrictions including but not limited visitation restrictions and restrictions from entering specific buildings on campus.
- Full Restrictions – Denial of any privileges beyond participation in classes. Students on Full Restrictions are not permitted to attend or participate in any campus functions, are not permitted any visitation privileges in the residence halls. Students on Full Restrictions are permitted to attend class and eat meals on campus; at all other times, however, they are to remain in their residence hall (if not also barred from those premises) or leave the campus.
- Fines—Previously established and published fines may be imposed.
- Restitution—Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
- Discretionary Sanctions—Work assignments, essays, service to the University, or other related discretionary assignments.
- Residence Hall Suspension—Separation of the student from the residence halls for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
- Residence Hall Expulsion—Permanent separation of the student from the residence halls.
- University Suspension—Separation of the student from the University for a definite period of time, after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. The University does include a letter with transcripts stating that the student is not eligible to return to West Liberty University.
- University Expulsion—Permanent separation of the student from the University. The University does include a letter with transcripts stating that the student is not eligible to return to West Liberty University.
- Revocation of Admission and/or Degree—Admission to or a degree awarded from the University may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of University standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
- Withholding Degree—The University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the process set forth in this Student Conduct Code, including the completion of all sanctions imposed, if any.
- More than one of the sanctions listed above may be imposed for any single violation.
- Other than University expulsion or revocation or withholding of a degree, disciplinary sanctions shall not be made part of the student’s permanent academic record but shall become part of the student’s disciplinary record.
- A sanction of suspension or expulsion imposed by any college or university shall apply to the person sanctioned not only at the institution where the sanction was imposed but also at West Liberty University. A student who has been expelled from West Liberty University or from any college or university shall not be considered for admission to West Liberty University. A student who has been suspended from West Liberty University or from another college or university may be considered for admission to West Liberty University so long as (a) the terms and conditions of the suspension have been satisfied and (b) the individual is eligible for re-admission to the other college or university or, if suspended from West Liberty University, is eligible for re-admission to West Liberty University.
- The following sanctions may be imposed upon groups or organizations:
- Those sanctions listed above in article IV (B) (1) (a)–(e).
- Loss of selected rights and privileges for a specified period of time.
- Loss of all privileges, including University recognition, for a specified period of time.
- In each case in which a Judicial Board determines that a student and/or group or organization has violated the Student Code, the sanction(s) shall be determined and imposed by the Judicial Coordinator. In cases in which persons other than, or in addition to, the Judicial Coordinator have been authorized to serve as the Student Judicial Board, a sanctioning recommendation of the Judicial Board shall be considered by the Judicial Coordinator in determining and imposing sanctions. The Judicial Coordinator is not limited to sanctions recommended by members of the Student Judicial Board. Following the Judicial Board hearing, the Judicial Board and the Judicial Coordinator shall advise the accused student, group and/or organization (and a complaining student who believes s/he was the victim of another student’s conduct) in writing of its determination and of the sanction(s) imposed, if any. Those documents will be available in the Office of Student Services one school day after the end of the hearing.