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Disciplinary Consequences Guidelines

The following provides a description of the general guidelines for determining disciplinary responses. As guidelines, they are not absolute disciplinary responses. The College reserves the right to make disciplinary decisions taking into account the unique circumstances of the incident and the individuals involved.

Alcoholic Beverages

  • 1st Incident Attend Alcohol Workshop ($20 registration fee) and participate in a 2 hour community service experience on campus. Workshop also requires a 2 hour commitment. $100 for not participating/ completing judicial consequence ($55 assessment for alcohol workshop and $45 for community service experience).
  • 2nd Incident Attend Choice-Making Workshop or an alcohol education experience, and assignment to a local agency to complete between 5 and 15 hours of community service. Monetary conse­quences for not participating/completing the sanction ($40 choice-making workshop, $55 alcohol workshop and/or $10 for each hour of community service not completed).
  • 3rd Incident Referral to Dean of Students Office for judicial response. In addition to 20 hours of community service, other conse­quences will address unique circumstances of the incident and may result in a referral to a local alcohol-drug agency for a chemical use assessment. Failure to complete sanction will result in a monetary assessment of $250 ($10 for each hour of community service not completed and/or $50 if assigned to a chemical use assessment). Parents or guardians of students under the age of 21 are notified.
  • 4th Incident Suspension or expulsion from college housing (if a residential student).

Intervisitation, Smoking and Quiet Hours

  • 1st Incident Participation in a 2 hour community service experience on-campus. $45 assessment for not participating in this service assignment.
  • 2nd Incident Attend Choice-Making Workshop and assignment to a local agency to complete 5-15 hours of community service (service sanction to be determined by Hall Director if incident occurred in a residence hall). $140 for not participating/completing the sanction ($40 workshop and/or $10 for each hour of community service not completed).
  • 3rd Incident Referral to Dean of Students Office for judicial response. In addition to 20 hours of community service, other conse­quences will address unique circumstances of the incident. Failure to complete sanction will result in a monetary assessment of $250 ($10 for each hour of community service not completed and/or $50 if assigned additional consequences).

Vandalism

  • 1st Incident Restitution for damages and participation in a 2 hour community service experience. $45 assessment for not participating in this service assignment.
  • 2nd Incident Restitution for damages, attend Choice-Making Workshop and assignment to a local agency to complete 5-15 hours of community service (service sanction to be determined by hall director if incident occurred in a residence hall). $150 for not participating - completing the sanction ($40 workshop and/or $10 for each hour of community service not completed).
  • 3rd Incident Restitution for damages and referral to Dean of Students Office for judicial response. In addition to 20 hours of community service, other consequences will address unique circumstances of the incident. Failure to complete sanction will result in a monetary assessment of $250 ($10 for each hour of community service not completed and/or $50 if assigned additional consequences) which may result in suspension or expulsion from college housing if a residential student.

Fire Safety

  • All Incidents $50 minimum fine plus costs for repair and damage. A violation of this policy is also subject to city and state fire codes and may be referred to the Sioux Falls Fire Department. Violations in college-owned housing may result in loss of housing and forfeiture of all or part of the housing fee for the remainder of the academic term according to the College’s published refund policy.

Points of Additional Clarification

All monetary assessments (fines) except restitution for damages are placed in the College’s Alcohol Education Fund.

  • Non-Compliance - Incidents resulting in uncooper­ative and non-compliant conduct may result in a referral to a Student Services Dean in addition to sanctions listed above.
  • Alcohol - Most alcohol policy violations on the campus are also a violation of a State of South Dakota alcoholic beverage code. Underage possession or consumption and the sale or gift of an alcoholic beverage is a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $200 or 30 days in jail or both if charged by local and/or state law enforcement officials.
  • Parents and guardians of students under the age of 21 may be notified if their son/daughter violates the College’s drug policy and those alcohol-related violations that result in an assessment for chemical dependency, probation or a more severe sanction.
  • Fire - Fire safety policies (i.e. tampering with fire equipment/alarms and refusal to vacate a building during a drill or actual fire) are consistent with city and state fire codes.