Conduct Forgiveness

We recognize that students will make mistakes.  As a result, we have developed a community-service opportunity as both a sanctiona and an optional way to restore trust.  There are two distinct ways that a student may be assigned conduct forgiveness.

Sanction: Students who violate the alcohol, drug, and other policies may be assigned a standard amount of work hours to complete in service to the Domain and University.  These policy violations will also come with clearly articulated instructions and due dates to complete all work on campus in the student's outcome letter.  There will not be an opportunity to complete these sanctioned hours outside of the instructions or off-campus.

Forgiveness: Students who have committed their very first offense may be able to take advantage of our conduct forgiveness policy. Conduct forgiveness gives students a one-time opportunity to restore any loss of privileges associated with a violation by completing service to the community. If a student never has any other incidents in which s/he is found responsible, the initial incident will not be reported on a conduct check. Not all offenses are eligible.  If eligible, additional details about taking advantage of this program will be provided in a student’s outcome letter.



Examples of Sewanee On-campus service sites:

The following University departments/locations are happy to work with students who would like conduct forgiveness.  They appreciate the help they receive while also helping you as students earn conduct forgiveness. If you have any questions, please contact the Dean of Students Office.

Equestrian Center -  The University Equestrian Center welcomes help almost every day between 1 and 5 p.m.

Facilities Management - Collect small trash at the primary entrances of duPont Library, Spencer, Woods, Gailor, McClurg, Convocation, Carnegie, and Guerry on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additionally, students may work with Grounds Crew member(s) to pick up weekend trash between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

University Farm - The Farm (located on Breakfield Road across from the baseball stadium) welcomes students to help in mucking out animal shelters, sanitizing buckets, spreading mulch, or weeding the garden on T-W-R-F 8:30-11:30 a.m.M-T-W 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. R 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. and F 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST get prior approval to complete community service off-campus for conduct forgiveness; while students assigned work hours as a sanction must complete the work assigned by the due date without flexibility.