Zero-Tolerance Student Non-Compliance Policy

Suffolk University takes a zero-tolerance approach to the following serious COVID-related noncompliance with policies and procedures.

Hosting/attending a gathering such as an off-campus party or residence hall/University-sponsored hotel room that does not follow local or state gathering limits is strictly prohibited. Guests in the residence halls are limited to one guest per student per bedroom who also lives in the same residence hall. All participants must wear face coverings and maintain a six-foot distance from others regardless of the number of participants present.

Consequences for non-compliance

  • Immediate interim suspension from the residence halls/University housing and campus pending a hearing—if a residence student.

  • Immediate interim ban from campus pending a hearing—if a commuter student.

  • First offense sanction: Gathering participants may be banned from the residence halls/University housing and the campus for a specified amount of time. Participants may attend classes remotely.

  • First offense sanction: Gathering hosts may be suspended or dismissed from the University for a specified amount of time.

  • Students are also subject to other sanctions up to and including dismissal from the University.

  • No refund, except as set forth in the University’s standard refund policy.

Breaking quarantine or isolation

  • Immediate interim suspension from the residence halls/University housing and campus pending a hearing—if a residence student.
  • Ban from the residence halls/University housing and the campus for a specified amount of time. Student may attend classes remotely.
  • Students are also subject to other sanctions up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University.
  • No refund, except as set forth in the University’s standard refund policy.

Intentionally withholding information about close contacts

  • Immediate interim suspension from the residence halls/University housing and campus pending a hearing—if a residence student.
  • Immediate interim ban from campus pending a hearing—if a commuter student.
  • First offense sanction - Ban from the residence halls/University housing and the campus for a specified amount of time. Student may attend classes remotely.
  • Students are also subject to other sanctions up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University.
  • No refund, except as set forth in the University’s standard refund policy.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report incidents to Student Affairs.