B. Forms of Discipline/Penalties

  1. Disciplinary Warning
  2. Disciplinary Probation
  3. Suspension
  4. Expulsion
  5. Supplemental Sanctions
  6. Temporary Exclusion
  7. Referral to Outside Authorities

1. Disciplinary Warning. Notice that a student's conduct in a specific instance does not meet College standards and that continued misconduct may result in more serious disciplinary action by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management.

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2. Disciplinary Probation. Written notice by the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management that the student found in violation of the College standards may continue to be enrolled under stated conditions. Violations of the stated conditions will be cause for more serious disciplinary action.

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3. Suspension. The Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management may suspend a student for a fixed period of time. Suspension means imposition of one or more of the following penalties.

(a) Forfeiture of the right to enter the campus;
(b) Exclusion from one or more classes;
(c) Exclusion from classes and/or activities.

Students will be required to meet with the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management prior to being allowed to enroll at the College after the suspension period has expired.

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4. Expulsion. Authority to terminate student status at BMCC (i.e., removal of the privilege to attend BMCC) rests with the College President.

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5. Supplemental Sanctions. The Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management may impose additional sanctions or requirements which clearly address the issues involved in the misconduct. Any of the following may be imposed in connection with the above, but are not to be limited to:

(a) Work assignments;
(b) Service to the College or community;
(c) Imposed fines; restitution, i.e., compensation for loss, damage, or injury (this may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement);
(d) Educational sanctions, e.g., decision making skills workshops/peer education, written responses to posed questions;
(e) Academic sanctions, e.g., revocation of degree, holding transcripts, removal from courses;
(f) Loss of privileges;
(g) "No trespassing" order.

The Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Executive Vice President and the College President have discretionary power under the above guidelines.  If, in their opinion, a deviation from the above process is warranted, any or all steps may be eliminated or postponed and a more or less severe penalty imposed.  Decisions to deviate from established procedure will be well documented and will be made in partnership with at least one of the other administrators.

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6. Temporary Exclusion. The Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, a faculty member, or an approved designee may suspend a student for up to two class meetings because the student is disrupting the class sufficiently to hinder effective instruction, or when the health and safety of the instructor(s), student(s), or staff is in jeopardy. The faculty member or an approved designee will write a report of the incident for the program coordinator/director and the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management within 24 hours of the incident.

In rare circumstances it may be necessary to temporarily exclude a student from classes or activities for the rest of a term. The Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management will confer with the student and provide the student with an opportunity to explain his or her behavior. The Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management may exclude the student when a student's health, behavior, or other actions represent a serious and immediate threat to the ongoing educational activities of the College or the health and safety of any individual.

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7. Referral to Outside Authorities. In the case where a student is in violation of federal and state laws on College property, or College sponsored related activities, the College may refer the student to local law enforcement agencies for prosecution.

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