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Common Definitions to Know

Written Warning: A written warning identifies that your behavior contradicted the standards of the Western Oregon University community of which you are a member.  Any further violations of community standards on your part may result in a more severe judicial response.

Residence Hall Probation: Probation is a serious and final warning to you.  Any violation of the Code of Student Responsibility during your period of probation, including any violation of federal, state, or local laws or failure by you to complete a sanction, places you in immediate jeopardy of being evicted from your residence.

Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary probation is a serious and final warning to you.  Any violation of the Code of Student Responsibility during your period of probation, including any violation of federal, state, or local laws or failure by you to complete a sanction, places you in jeopardy of being suspended from Western Oregon University.

Deferred Removal: Essentially, this means that if you should violate any of the policies of either The Guide to Residential Living or The Code of Student Responsibility, you will be automatically removed from the Residence Halls.  Be advised that this is a final warning to you that your actions have seriously contradicted the established standards of the Residence Halls community.  Please familiarize yourself with both The Guide to Residential Living and The Code of Student Responsibility, if you have not already done so.

Deferred Suspension: ANY violation of the Code of Student Responsibility during this period will result in your immediate suspension from Western Oregon University for a minimum of the quarter of the violation and one quarter beyond the quarter of the violation.  Failure to complete a sanction is a violation of the Code as is any violation of federal, state, or local law.

Eviction/Removal from the Halls: This means that your housing contract has been terminated and that you must move out of the halls by the date on your letter.  You are obligated to pay any fees associated with terminating your contract early.  The normal check-out procedures require you to make an appointment with your RA to have your room inspected, to collect your keys, and to take care of any outstanding business with University Housing. If you have not completed these tasks by 5pm of the date on your letter, you will be issued a criminal trespass notice by Campus Public Safety and you will be escorted off campus. Also please be advised that ANY violation of residence hall rules or the Code of Student Responsibility during the time between now and when you check out will result in your immediate removal from the residence halls as well as possible further disciplinary action.

Persona Non Grata: Persona non grata means that you are prohibited from entering any residence hall building, being on any of the University Housing premises, including the parking lots and other grounds near residential communities and includes any part of the Valsetz Dining Hall.  You are allowed to access Ackerman Hall to go to classes in Ackerman 139, 140, or 141 and to conduct business with University Housing.

Suspension: A suspended student is excluded from the University and may not enjoy academic privileges, participate in any University recognized function, be allowed to reside in any University residence hall or building, or be on University grounds.  If you come onto the Western Oregon University campus, you will be subject to administrative and/or criminal prosecution to and including arrest by a Public Safety Officer or the Monmouth Police Department.

Expulsion: You are permanently excluded from the University and may not enjoy academic privileges, participate in any University recognized function, be allowed to reside in any University residence hall or building, or be on University grounds. You must immediately withdraw from Western Oregon University by going to the Registrar’s Office and follow the normal procedures for withdrawal.


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