Students who violate any University policy
should expect some form of disciplinary
action. Charges of violation of hall
policies are brought by staff members or
other residents and are considered and
dealt with in one of four ways:
The Residence Hall Director may
handle the incident within the hall.
The Assistant Director of Housing may determine the
sanction when the incident report is
The Director of Housing &
Residence Life may hear the case.
The case may be referred to the
campus wide Justice Council.
The principle behind the enforcement of
standards is fairness to both the accused
and to the community. A person who is
accused of a violation has the right to
assume that the case in their defense will
be considered as seriously and as
thoroughly as the charges against them.
If the Director or
Assistant Director of Housing
& Residence Life sanctions you, you
will receive a sanction notice. Your
Residence Hall Director will deliver the
notice to you.
Penalties include, but
are not limited to, monetary fines, letters of reprimand,
warnings, policy tests, community service,
and suspension and eviction from
the residence hall system.
The University of
Montevallo residence hall behavioral
concerns process operates on a point
system. In addition to the penalties
listed above, sanction points will be
assigned to your record in the Housing
& Residence Life Office.
The number of points assigned for each
violation ranges from 1 to 6 points,
depending on the severity of the violation
and previous violations. Points will
accumulate over the time a student lives
on campus. Accumulation of twelve points
will result in removal from the residence
Should a guest violate policy,
Housing & Residence Life will notify
them of the sanction in writing and a
record will be kept on file in the Housing
& Residence Life Office. Guests have
the same right to appeal as residents.
All guests are subject to
all rules of the University and Housing
& Residence Life. It is the
responsibility of the host to inform
guests of those policies and standards of
conduct and guests are expected to abide
by these policies.
From University Housing
Students will be subject to
mandatory and immediate withdrawal from
University residence halls if they:
1. Engage, or threaten
to engage, in behavior that poses a danger
or causes physical harm to self or others.
2. Engage, or threaten to engage, in
behavior that would cause significant
property damage, or directly and
substantially impedes the lawful
activities of others.
right to due process as defined in
Fledgling (Student Handbook) will be
protected and the student will have the
right to appeal the decision made.
If you receive a sanction for a violation,
you have the right to appeal the decision.
Your appeal must be submitted in writing
to the Director of Housing and Residence
Life within 48 hours of receiving your
In the event of an appeal, the initial
decision shall be stayed until the appeal
is decided. At the appeal hearing, you may
introduce any evidence on your behalf.
Each person in the incident will be
interviewed separately regarding the case.
At the conclusion of the hearing, you will
be notified of the result of your appeal
The procedures for appeal will not be
conducted according to every procedure as
in a court of law, nor should they be.
An appeal request
must include grounds on which the appeal
is based. An appeal will only be heard if
An error in due process which impaired
either party including:
a. inadequate notice
b. failure to follow appropriate
procedures during the initial hearings
c. failure to be notified of the appeals
Significant new evidence of a
substantial nature based on evidence
presented in a student’s appeal.
One of the
following actions will occur after the
appeal has been considered. The Director
1. uphold the original decision and
2. uphold the original decision but modify
the disciplinary sanction;
3. reverse the original decision and
modify the disciplinary sanction.