Conduct Forgiveness

We recognize that students will make mistakes.  As a result, 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. If a student has no 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; please see below for eligible violations, but remember that the Dean of Students Office has final say on eligibility.  If eligible, additional details (including options for where to complete hours) about taking advantage of this program will be provided in a student’s sanction letter.

Conduct forgiveness eligibility may be offered for first-time violations of:

  • DUA (drinking underage or possession of alcohol underage)

    • Complete 20 hours of service in the community within six weeks of conduct sanction.

  • Public display of alcohol (for individuals 21 and older)

    • Complete 10 hours of service in the community within four weeks of conduct sanction.

  • Residence hall smoking (or smoking in other campus buildings)

    • Complete 10 hours of service in the community within four weeks of conduct sanction.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are doing any of your hours for pay or as part of another obligation (for a class, a Greek organization, a sports team, etc.), then you cannot also claim "conduct forgiveness hours." (No "double-dipping.")


Sewanee On-campus Conduct Forgiveness 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 from students who are seeking conduct forgiveness.  Although help is needed almost every day between 1 and 5 p.m., students are asked to reach out to Morgan Roudabush, Equine Specialist, at to set up and confirm times.

Facilities Management

Please stop by the Facilities Management office (478 Georgia Ave.) to retrieve a 5 gallon bucket and a pick stick. Collect small trash (e.g. cigarette butts, bottle caps, gum wrappers, etc...) at the primary entrances of duPont, Spencer, Woods, Gailor, McClurg, Convocation, Carnegie, and Guerry.  When finished, please bring equipment and trash back to the main FM entrance door. PLEASE LEAVE THE TRASH IN THE BUCKET. This opportunity is available as needed on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Another option with Facilities Management is to team with Grounds Crew member(s) to pick up weekend trash. Meet at the Facilities Management office (478 Georgia Ave.) to join the weekend trash crew. You will be provided with the necessary equipment to perform the work. This opportunity is available most weekends between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU MEET THE GROUNDS CREW AT OR BEFORE 6 a.m.

University Farm

The Farm (located on Breakfield Road across from the baseball stadium) welcomes students who need to do community service hours.  Students will be outside almost the entire time, and they work in all kinds of weather (so dress appropriately!). It's also a good idea to wear easy-to-wash or older clothes because most of our activities involve getting wet and dirty! Wear or bring rubber boots if you have them.  If you have more than 10 hours of service to complete, email me in advance, and I can make an "employee" card for you and you can use our time clock system to keep track of your hours. The possible work times are listed below. You do not need to come for an entire shift, but you may not come outside of the hours listed. Bring your community service paperwork when you come.

Carolyn Hoagland,,  is the farm manager, and Michael Klug,, is the assistant manager. These are the only 2 people who can assign work tasks to you and sign your time sheets. Typical work tasks involve mucking out animal shelters, sanitizing buckets, spreading mulch, or weeding the garden.

Morning Work Possibilities  (no Mondays)Afternoon  Work Possibilities  (abbreviate R & F)

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.

F 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Updated: September 10, 2018