New SUNY-wide Uniform Sanctions in Response to COVID-19 Student Violations

September 25, 2020

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Dear Brockport Community:

I’m writing to inform you that SUNY Chancellor Malatras and SUNY leaders have developed and announced new SUNY-wide required student conduct sanctions associated with specific COVID-19 violations, which SUNY Brockport is required to implement. Many are consistent with SUNY Brockport’s current practices. The requirements will be incorporated in our student conduct process by October 1, 2020. The sanctions will be applied to students who violate the Code of Student Conduct, related to Failure to Comply, Disorderly Conduct and/or Violation of Local, State and/or Federal Law. The Code of Student Conduct applies to behavior on- and off-campus.

All student conduct reports are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. As such, sanctions may accelerate based on the progression, severity, or frequency of the violation. A finding of responsibility and applied sanction of dismissal or suspension shall, consistent with SUNY policy, leave the student ineligible for refund of tuition, room, board, or fees, and the student will be responsible for all amounts owed.

The table below summarizes the full SUNY directive. It is not meant to replace the specific directives; rather it serves as an overview. Students must read the specific SUNY-issued document attached to this message. Questions can be directed to questions@brockport.edu

I’d again like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to keep our community safe and healthy thus far this semester. Our work is far from finished. Please continue to be vigilant as we work to Protect the Nest.

Sincerely,

President Macpherson

Violation Summarized Description SUNY Mandated Sanction Options

COVID-Positive Intentional Violations

 

Covid-19 positive students who knowingly or intentionally expose other students Permanent dismissal or conduct suspension (including distance learning) and removal from on-campus housing for no less than one calendar year.
Failure to Self-Isolate 

 Violation of isolation orders
 

 

Permanent dismissal or conduct suspension (including distance learning) and removal from on-campus housing for no less than one calendar year.

 

Ineligibility to be admitted to any other SUNY institution during the sanction timeframe.

 

Possible fines or criminal prosecution.

Failure to Quarantine Violation of quarantine orders

Removal from on-campus housing (remote learning only), restriction from campus, conduct suspension or permanent dismissal.

 

For non-residential students, failure to quarantine shall include conduct suspension, or restriction from campus for no less than one calendar year.

 

Possible fines or criminal prosecution.

Prohibited On Campus Gathering (hosts) Hosting a gathering that exceeds campus housing policy or campus policies/limits Removal from on-campus housing for at least one year (remote learning only), conduct suspension or permanent dismissal.
Prohibited On Campus Gathering (attendee) Attendance at a gathering that exceeds campus housing policy or campus policies/limits

Removal from on-campus housing (remote learning only), conduct suspension, modified suspension to permit remote learning only, or permanent dismissal.

 

For non-residential students, sanctions include conduct suspension, or restriction from campus for at least one year (remote learning only).

Prohibited Off Campus Gathering (hosts) Acts that occur off campus that violate social distancing requirements; hosting a gathering that exceeds local, state or campus limitations.

Conduct suspension for at least one year, modified suspension to permit remote learning only, or permanent dismissal.

Prohibited Off Campus Gathering (attendee) Acts that occur off campus that violate social distancing requirements; attending a gathering that exceeds local, state or campus limitations.

Removal from on-campus housing (remote learning only), conduct suspension, modified suspension to permit remote learning only, or permanent dismissal.

Face Mask and Social Distancing Requirements Repeated and/or intentional violations of face mask/covering or social distancing policies.

Removal from on-campus housing (remote learning only), modified suspension to permit remote learning only, conduct suspension or permanent dismissal.

Contact Tracing Failure to comply with contact tracing efforts Removal from on-campus housing (remote learning only), modified suspension to permit remote learning only, conduct suspension or permanent dismissal.
Failure to Comply with Campus Health Protocols Failure to participate in mandatory testing, repeated failure to complete daily symptom checking, etc. Interim suspension or administrative, non-disciplinary actions will be taken: Restricted or reduced access to campus facilities and buildings, inability to attend in-person classes, parking restrictions, etc.

Student Athletes

 

Violation of any of the above sections Loss of the privilege of competing in the current academic year or longer, temporary or permanent removal from student leadership roles, etc.
Student Organizations Violations of the above sections De-registration or de-recognition, report to national organizing body (if applicable), organizational suspension for at least one year, or permanent ineligibility for recognition or registration. Individual or group loss of membership and/or officer status.

Last Updated 10/27/20

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