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8:00 AM - 12:00
1:00 PM - 5:00
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Any student found responsible for violating any of the regulations or policies of JMU may be subject to one or more of the following sanctions. To see guidelines for the assignment of sanctions, please visit the Student Handbook - Judicial Sanction section.
The university reserves the right to impose a more severe sanction if the student is found responsible for violating an additional university policy. Probation shall be for a specified period of time, for a minimum of one semester. During the specified period of time, the student would have a university disciplinary record.
* Note: For all starred programs, a $50 fee will be due upon completion of the program and receipt of invoice. All payments are to be made to the University Business Office in Warren Hall upon receipt of invoice.
By the Numbers*
This two-hour program examines the reason for the establishment of community standards. An overview of VA laws and university policies is given. Students discuss personal values, community resources, and risk-reduction strategies for avoiding negative consequences of alcohol use. This short course was designed for minor alcohol violations.
Calling the Shots*
This three-week program guides students towards making future decisions more consistent with their values and in compliance with the law. Harrisonburg and/or JMU police participate in this program to answer students' questions and address risk-reduction strategies. This program was designed for students who violated alcohol policy.
The University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office coordinates BASICS - Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students. The BASICS program is comprised of two 50-minute interview sessions. The first session retrieves information from the student about his/her substance use, using a self assessment instrument. The second session is a feedback session designed to help the student assess his/her own behavior and potential risks, identify potential changes, and help reduce future problems related to substance abuse.
The University Health Center’s Substance Abuse Prevention Office coordinates High Expectations. The program is comprised of two 50-minute interviews. The first meeting retrieves information from the student about his/her marijuana or other drug use, using a self assessment instrument. The second meeting is a feedback session designed to help the student assess his/her own behavior and potential risks, identify potential changes, and help reduce future problems related to marijuana or other drug use.
This program is used for students who have violated university policy and lack a personal understanding of their mission, values, and goals. Through participation in one-on-one meetings with a faculty, staff, or graduate student mentor, students develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust. The Mentor Experience includes attendance at 8, 10, 12, or 15 weekly mentor meetings and submission of a final reflection paper. Failure to complete the requirements of the Civic Learning program will result in further judicial action.
This program is used for students who have violated university policy and have a lack of connection with the university community. Through participation in 30 site hours, students make a connection with the university and recognize the impact they have on the community. The Site Experience includes attendance at reflection group meetings and submission of a final reflection paper. Failure to complete the requirements of the Civic Learning program will result in further judicial action.
Values in Action*
This interactive workshop encourages participants to explore their personal values, act with integrity, and practice ethical decision-making. in addition, students are challenged to set personal goals for increased positive community engagement. This program was designed for students whose actions in a particular incident may not have been in line with their personal values or the values of the institution.
Conversations about Conflict*
This three session, six-hour program, for students to reflect on how they deal with conflict in their relationships with friends, roommates, family members, professors, university staff, strangers, and even themselves. Through this class, students will be given the opportunity to assess their own conflict style, discuss how their community is impacted by conflict, and develop skills for future engagement in conflict. Upon completion of the class, students submit a reflection paper and participate in a follow-up discussion.
Reimbursement by the student to the university or a member of the university community shall cover the cost of damage or loss of community or personal property.
In certain cases, special assignments, loss of privileges or loss of eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities may be imposed. These may include, but are not limited to:
Students are referred to the Counseling and Student Development Center for 2 intake appointments with the Associate Director or her designee. This is not sanctioning counseling, but only asking the student to work with CSDC for appointments to see if it could be helpful in the future.
The student loses the privilege of living in or visiting anyone in university housing for a specified length of time. Afterward, the student is allowed to reapply for university housing, provided there is space available.
The student permanently loses the privilege of living in or visiting anyone in university housing.
The student is dismissed from JMU for a specified length of time, after which he or she is allowed to return to the university. A suspended student may not visit the campus without the permission of the Office of Judicial Affairs. If the student does come to the campus, s/he will be subject to arrest for trespassing.
The student loses the privilege of attending JMU as a student and is permanently separated from the university. A student who is expelled may not visit the campus without the permission of the Office of Judicial Affairs. If the student does come to the campus, s/he will be subject to arrest for trespassing.
Fines shall be no less than $15 and no greater than $100, depending on the severity of the infraction. All payments are to be made to the University Business Office in Warren Hall upon receipt of invoice.
The Office of Judicial Affairs, the University Judicial Council or the University Hearing Officer may assign any sanction or sanctions listed in the Types of Sanctions section of the student handbook.
A minor violation board or student judicial coordinator may only assign any of the following sanctions: