(Adapted from the conduct policy for College Houses & Academic Services)
Residential Services supports and expects adherence to the University of Pennsylvania Code of Student Conduct and to all local, state and federal law, as well as, regulations related to residential living. Behavior that violates these standards, laws and regulations may be grounds for disciplinary action by Residential Services. The Sansom Place Area Coordinator will most likely address possible residential policy violations. Addressing these possible violations may include an informal conversation, a more formal administrative hearing, or referral to a Discipline Committee. Any of these means of addressing a violation may result in sanctions being issued to residents.
The Director of Residential Services may hear cases that are more serious or are specific to their areas of responsibility. Electronic mail should be used only for logistical purposes and should not be used as a substitute for meeting and discussing an alleged violation with a staff member.
Students can expect fairness and due process from staff in addressing alleged violations. Failure to comply with a sanction will be considered as a further violation of standards and may result in additional, extended or more severe sanctions.
Violations of standards or other misconduct should be reported to Sansom Place staff for investigation and follow-up. The authority to investigate and to respond to violations is delegated to House staff (Sansom Place Area Coordinator, Residential Advisors, and Graduate Associates) at the direction of the Director of Residential Services. In all cases an attempt will be made to resolve a dispute or alleged violation by reaching voluntary agreement. Repeated misconduct, serious offenses and offenses by non-residents may be referred to the Executive Director and Directors of College Houses, Director of Residential Services, or to the Office of Student Conduct. In addition, criminal activity in Sansom Place is subject to criminal prosecution.