Committee on Student Relations and Conduct
Engagement in any one of the prohibited activities by a student of Maitripa College while on school grounds will result in the student’s referral to the Committee on Student Relations and Conduct, and the imposition of disciplinary sanctions. These sanctions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Verbal or written warnings
- Disciplinary or academic probation
- Maitripa College reserves the right to immediately suspend a student, pending further action, who threatens the life or property of another person or school property or who behaves in a way that could be perceived as violent or potentially violent. Maitripa College also reserves the right to immediately and permanently suspend a student for a second violation of these guidelines.
Adjudication Process on Grievances and Sanctions (First Offense)
- Following a first offense incident, a Maitripa College Student Conduct/Incident Report will be filed with the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct by a staff member, faculty member, or student who witnessed or was involved in the incident
- Following the filing of the Conduct/Incident Report, one or more members of the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct and/or a staff member will meet with the student with the intent of collecting information about the student’s perspective on the events
- A follow-up report will be made in writing to the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct
- Within three weeks of the interview, the student will be presented by mail with a disciplinary notice that includes the following:
a. An objective description of the specific behaviors that are being addressed
b. The section/s of the Student Handbook that were violated
c. A description of the expected behaviors and the specific consequences of not meeting those expectations.
d. An explanation of the period of probation that the student will be expected to adhere to and a clear definition of what activities they will be allowed or not allowed to participate in during their probation. Normally a first offense violation will not result in the suspension of any activities, or will only result in the suspension of activities that are directly related to the violation. This decision will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct.
e. An explanation that clearly states that the student is being observed during this time
f. A clear explanation of the consequences should the student incur another violation during this time
g. Signatures of the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct, and relevant staff members
- The student will sign and date the document, and return it to the office. If the student does not return the document to the office within 2 weeks, the document will be considered null and void and the student will be considered suspended from participation in activities at Maitripa College.
- At the end of the probationary period, the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct will present a formal recommendation to end the probation, extend the probationary period, or announce the implementation of the consequences described in the original document.
- Decisions made by the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct are final.
Adjudication Process on Grievances and Sanctions (Second Offense)
If a student commits another reported offense during the time of probation, the Maitripa College Committee on Student Relations and Conduct will present that student with formal suspension from all Maitripa College activities for as long as they deem appropriate. This suspension may be permanent.