Consequence Levels

The following chart shows levels of corrective actions for the accumulation of demerits.
  • The Discipline Committee will meet as necessary to investigate and determine appropriate penalties for infractions.

Consequence Level

Demerit Total

Corrective Actions

25 Student notified of accumulation

Level I

50

40 on DP

Student meets with Dorm Supervisor or Dean (if they are an Off-Campus student).
  • $25 fine [EC 5/11].

 

Level II

75

55 on DP

On campus student-meets with Dorm Supervisor and Dean.
  • $50 fine [EC 5/11].
  • Cannot serve as a Residence Assistant, Room Leader, or Society Officer.
Off campus student-meets with a Dean.
  • $50 fine.
  • Will be required to move on campus the following semester, unless living with parents.
Both on/off campus students
  • May not serve as an officer of a student group or as captain of an athletic team for the remainder of the semester.
  • May or may not participate in extra-curricular activities for 7 days.

Level III

100

70 on DP

On campus student-meets with Dorm Supervisor and Dean.
  • $75 fine [EC 5/11].
  • Must attend church in town.
  • May be required to surrender vehicle keys.
Off campus student-meets with a Dean.
  • $75 fine.
  • Move on campus immediately, unless living with parents.
Both on/off campus students
  • All of the penalties for Level II.
  • Restricted for 10 days from:
    • extra-curricular activities during the restriction [SL 11/08].
    • gym or FCG use.
    • intramurals.

Level IV

125

85 on DP

On campus student-meets with Dorm Supervisor and Dean.
  • $100 fine [EC 5/11].
Off campus—Meet with a Dean.
  • $100 fine.
Both on/off campus students
  • All of the penalties for Levels II & III.
  • Must attend church in town.
  • Disciplinary Probation restrictions for rest of semester and the following semester.
  • May lose institutional scholarship.

Level V

150

100 on DP

  • Subject to suspension or dismissal.
  • Must meet with the Discipline Committee.
  • If allowed to stay, subject to all Level IV consequences for rest of semester and $125 fine [EC 5/11].
  • Must appeal to Admissions Committee to be allowed to re-enroll.
  • If allowed to return, will do so on Disciplinary Probation.

Social Campusing

Students who violate social or dating policies may be separated from each other for a designated period of time and may have their communication with each other restricted (phone calls, notes, emails, text-messaging, etc.).

Disciplinary Probation (DP)

  • A student who accumulates 125 or more demerits in a semester will be subject to Disciplinary Probation for that semester and the subsequent semester.
  • A student who has been asked to withdraw, has been suspended, or dismissed, will be on Disciplinary Probation when they return.
  • Upon enrollment at Maranatha, a student who has been expelled from another institution will be on Disciplinary Probation for their first semester here.
  • A student on Disciplinary Probation may expect routine meetings with a Dean for accountability and encouragement.

Disciplinary Probation Consequences

  • A student on Disciplinary Probation is limited to one EPass per week.
  • Students on Disciplinary Probation are required to attend church services in town unless special permission is secured to do otherwise.
  • Students on Disciplinary Probation are not eligible for any special awards or recognitions, for any leadership positions (student activities leadership, student office, or student life leadership), or for any Maranatha scholarships. A student who is on the second consecutive semester on Disciplinary Probation may not participate in any extracurricular activity.
  • When a student begins a semester on Disciplinary Probation, they are subject to suspension at 100 demerits.
  • Any student who ends a semester with 85 or more demerits while on Disciplinary Probation will return under Disciplinary Probation during his or her next semester at Maranatha.
  • Any infraction of 50 or more demerits while on Disciplinary Probation may result in Disciplinary Probation for the following semester.

Dismissal [SL 5/13]

This action is for offenses that the University deems egregious. The student would not be eligible to apply for readmission for a period of ten years.

Dismissal Consequences

  • A student who has been dismissed must make arrangements for immediate departure and for removing all personal belongings from the University.
  • The student may be required to be in the company of supervisory personnel until leaving the campus.
  • A dismissed student suffers the loss of the semester in which he or she was dismissed and may not reapply for a period of ten years.
  • A student who has been dismissed must have administrative approval to visit Maranatha’s campus.
  • Re-enrollment is based on significant change and positive growth in the student’s personal and spiritual life.
  • A student readmitted after having been dismissed returns under Disciplinary Probation.
  • All uncompleted classes will receive a failing grade.
  • Institutional scholarships will be forfeited.
  • A dismissed student who desires to re-enroll at Maranatha must follow the procedure for readmission of students.

Suspension Levels [SL 5/13]

A student may be suspended from Maranatha for:

  • Accumulation of 150 or more demerits in a semester.
  • Accumulation of 100 demerits during a semester while on Disciplinary Probation
  • Suspension can apply in cases where the demerits are accumulated solely or primarily for minor infractions.
  • Commission of one or more personal life and testimony infractions.

Suspension Level 1

The student is allowed to finish the semester under disciplinary probation. All credits earned will be added to his cumulative record. The student will not be allowed to return the following semester and must follow the procedure for readmission of students.

Suspension Level 2

The student is not allowed to finish the semester and must leave campus immediately. All class work for the semester will be forfeited. The student will be allowed to return the following semester under disciplinary probation.

Suspension Level 3

The student is not allowed to finish the semester and must leave campus immediately. All class work for the semester will be forfeited. The student is required to sit out one additional semester and must follow the procedure for readmission of students. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee.

Suspension Consequences

  • The student’s record will indicate this action as Suspension for Disciplinary Reasons.
  • A student who is readmitted to Maranatha following a suspension returns under Disciplinary Probation.

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