Disciplinary Expectations and Sanctions

The College recognizes that, for Christians to live in keeping with God's will, they must grow spiritually. Students experiencing conduct difficulties will be strongly encouraged to participate in daily chapel, Bible studies, floor devotions, and Sunday services as well as personal Bible study. Conspicuous avoidance of such important spiritual growth experiences is cause for additional concern.

A variety of sanctions may be utilized in response to violations of campus-wide or residence hall policies and procedures. In addition, the student conduct system has jurisdiction over violations that are unique to individual residence halls. When such a violation occurs, the board may use its own discretion in developing a sanction or following guidelines that have been established by the individual hall. The advisor will maintain copies of regulations which have been adopted by and are unique to individual residence halls and apartments.

Failure to complete an assigned sanction by the date indicated will result in a review of an individual's disciplinary file. The Dean of Students or the Student Conduct Review Board advisor will review the student's current status and modify the previous sanction. The student involved will receive written notification of any change in disciplinary status.

All disciplinary sanctions rendered by the Student Conduct Review Board or by an administrative hearing officer are in the form of a recommendation to the Dean of Students. Upon review of all matters pertaining to the board, the Dean of Students may choose to accept or modify recommendations.

The following have been determined to be appropriate sanctions for use by the Conduct Review Board or administrative hearing officers:


Counseling as a sanction or consequence of some behavior is merely one aspect of the broad-base counseling approach inherent to this conduct system. Check points in the system assure counseling opportunities for the parties involved. Nevertheless, these opportunities do not preclude the possibility that more intense and/or professional attention may be warranted. A student, therefore, may be required to meet with a variety of on-campus personnel, such as an advisor, the campus pastor, the director of counseling, the deans, or anyone else deemed appropriate. It might also be necessary to refer the individual to an off-campus agency.

Letter of Warning

A student may receive a written warning informing the defendant that his/her behavior is unacceptable by Wisconsin Lutheran standards.


A system of fines has been instituted where appropriate. These may be imposed independently of other sanctions or in conjunction with them. The Student Affairs Committee can alter fines by imposing additional fines, increasing fines, reducing fines, or eliminating fines.


A student may receive a written statement indicating to the defendant that he/she is placed on probationary status for a specific time. The defendant should be aware that any further violation of college and/or residence hall regulations could jeopardize his/her residence hall contract and/or student status.


A student whose behavior is deemed threatening to him/herself, other students, and/or the mission of Wisconsin Lutheran may be dismissed. The final decision regarding this severe action lies with the President of the college.

Referral to Civil Authorities

When student action on campus violates both a college policy and state, federal or local law, the Student Conduct Review Board may hear the case and/or refer it to civil authorities.

Creative Sanctions

The Student Conduct Review Board or the Dean of Students has the option to stipulate additional sanctions whenever appropriate. Assignment of a task or special project must not be demeaning.