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6.1       Disciplinary Record.   

Each institution shall maintain a permanent written disciplinary record for every student assessed a sanction of suspension, expulsion, denial or revocation of degree, and/or withdrawal of diploma. A record of scholastic dishonesty shall be maintained for at least five years unless the record is permanent in conjunction with the above stated sanctions. A disciplinary record shall reflect the nature of the charge, the disposition of the charge, the sanction assessed, and any other pertinent information. This disciplinary record shall be maintained by the Office of the Dean of Students. It shall be treated as confidential, and shall not be accessible to or used by anyone other than the Dean or university officials with legitimate educational interests, except upon written authorization of the student or in accordance with applicable State or federal laws or court order or subpoena.  

6.1.1    Nature of Disciplinary Sanctions  

6.1.1    Admonition is a written reprimand from the Dean of Students to the student on whom it is imposed. This sanction constitutes disciplinary action but does not establish a formal, reportable disciplinary record for the student. 

6.1.2    Warning probation is the lesser form of probation indicating that the student has been notified that he or she has engaged in unacceptable behavior and that further violations of the regulations may result in more severe disciplinary action. The dean or hearing officer may impose conditions related to the offense, such as counseling, educational seminars, or unpaid work assignments. Failure to meet the condition(s) shall be considered an additional violation. This sanction constitutes disciplinary action but does not establish a formal, reportable disciplinary record for the student. 

6.1.3    Disciplinary probation is the greater form of probation indicating that the student has engaged in unacceptable behavior and may be required to report to the dean on a regular basis during the probationary period. Further violations will result in consideration of suspension or expulsion. The dean or hearing officer may impose conditions related to the offense, such as counseling, educational seminars, or unpaid work assignments. Failure to meet the condition(s) shall be considered an additional violation. 

6.1.4    The dean or hearing officer may withhold the issuance of an official transcript, grade, diploma, certificate, or degree to a student alleged to have violated a rule or regulation of The University of Texas System or the University which would reasonably allow the imposition of such sanction. The dean may take such action pending a hearing, resolution by administrative disposition, and/or exhaustion of appellate rights when, in the opinion of the dean, the best interests of The University of Texas System or the University would be served by this action. 

6.1.5    A bar against readmission and/or a drop from current enrollment or a drop from one or more courses may be assessed as a sanction as appropriate under the circumstances. A bar against readmission and/or drop from current enrollment also may be imposed on a student who fails to respond to a summons by the dean to discuss an alleged violation of the Regents’ Rules, University regulations, or administrative rules. If imposed under these circumstances, the sanction shall be lifted when the student responds to the summons as requested. 

6.1.6    Restitution is reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages. 

6.1.7    Deferred suspension may be imposed on a student for whom suspension from the institution is an appropriate sanction, but for whom there are mitigating circumstances as determined by the dean or hearing officer. If a student is found to have violated any rule of The University of Texas System or the University while the sanction of deferred suspension is in effect, the sanction for such a violation will be immediate suspension.  

6.1.8    Suspension of rights and privileges is an elastic sanction. The dean or the hearing officer may impose limitations to fit the particular case, as in the suspension of rights and privileges to enter or reside in University housing facilities. Suspension of eligibility for official athletic and non-athletic extracurricular activities prohibits, during the period of suspension, the student on whom it is imposed from joining a registered student organization; from taking part in a registered student organization’s activities, or attending is meetings or functions; and from participating in an official athletic or non-athletic activity. 

6.1.9    A failing grade or other academic sanction may be assigned to a student for a course in which he or she was found responsible for scholastic dishonesty. 

6.1.10 A student found responsible for scholastic dishonesty may be denied his or her degree.  

6.1.11 Suspension from the University prohibits, during the period of suspension, the student on whom it is imposed from entering the University campus without prior written approval from the Vice President for Student Services; from being initiated into an honorary or service organization; and from receiving credit for scholastic work completed during the period of suspension. The dean or hearing officer may, however, permit the receipt of credit for scholastic work completed at another institution during the period of suspension, except when suspension is imposed for scholastic dishonesty. The dean or hearing officer may impose conditions related to the offense, and failure to meet such conditions or terms of the sanction shall be consider an additional violation.  

6.1.12 Suspension from the University and or suspension of rights and privileges is the recommended sanction that shall be assessed for violation of the rules against illegal use, possession, and/or sale of a drug or narcotic on campus.

6.1.13 Expulsion, permanent dismissal, from the University includes the same prohibitions as those for suspension.

6.1.14 Revocation of the degree and withdrawal of the diploma may be imposed when the violation involves scholastic dishonesty or otherwise calls into questions the integrity of the work required for the degree.   6.1.15     Other sanctions may be imposed when, in the opinion of the dean or hearing officer, the best interests of the University of Texas System or the University would be served.