Discipline

 

 

 

 

Discipline

Discipline is an inevitable part of resident assistant-student relationships. The dorm discipline system is meant to serve as a guideline. Resident assitants will do their best to be consistent but as with all situations involving humans, no two situations are exactly alike. All discipline will be dealt with confidentially and resident assistants and administration will deal with issues on a case-by-case basis, in a fair, consistent fashion. Whenever possible, consequences for infractions will attempt to match the offense.

Consequences for infractions are listed below.

TYPICAL CONSEQUENCES

Infraction Minimum Consequence
Improper sign out/Failure to sign in
Noise during quiet hours
Late for curfew or study hours***
Out of room or out of bed after Lights Out***
Swearing or inappropriate language
Missing from dorm meetings
1 hour work duty   
Failed room cleanliness check 1 hour work duty or loss of privileges until room is clean
Possession of tobacco paraphernalia (lighter, matches, pipe, bong, etc.) At minimum, Step 1
Possession or use of alcohol or illegal substances At minimum, Step 1
Burning candles, paper, incense, etc. At minimum, Step 1
Misconduct at the end of the school year Loss of all or part of room damage deposit
Failure to check out of room properly Loss of all or part of room damage deposit
Disrespect/defiance to other students or RAs Work duty or Step as appropriate
Inappropriate/sexual behavior or in the dorm of the opposite sex At minimum Step 3, or explusion as appropriate
Sneaking out of the dorm/deceptive behavior Minimum Step 2

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 1:

  •   Minimum 5 hours of work duty
  •   Gating until work duty is completed
  •   Parents notified

STEP 2:

  •   Minimum 5 hours of work duty
  •   Gating or suspension as deemed appropriate
  •   Personal redemption plan developed
  •   Parents notified

STEP 3:

  •   Minimum 5 hours of work duty
  •   Gating or suspension as deemed appropriate
  •   Behaviour contract developed and signed by student, dean, vice-principal, and parent/guardian

Dorm staff may confiscate electronics as a consequence, this includes cellphones, laptops, tablets or other.

WORK DUTY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Work duty hours are handed out for everyday infractions. For more serious situations, community service hours are assigned. Work duty hours can be worked off in and around campus by doing various jobs like sweeping, recycling, cleaning dishes. Community service hours are worked off in the community by volunteering at community organizations like thrifts stores, soup kitchens, charities.

WORK DUTY CREDITS

Credits are meant to reward students who are typically well behaved, but slip up from time-to-time. Work duty credits may be earned by attending various events or doing good deeds around the dorms. Resident assistants give out work duty credits at their discretion.

GATING

When students receive gating they are not allowed to leave the school for any reason without the express approval of the Head Resident Assistant. This includes going to Mr. Sub or the convenience store. Permission to attend special events may be granted by the Head Resident Assistant.

DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO

Luther College is committed to creating a campus that positively influences the health and well-being of students, staff, and faculty. According to Saskatchewan law, no person under the age of 18 is allowed to purchase tobacco in any form and no person under the age of 19 is allowed to purchase alcohol. Drug use is illegal for any age.

Alcohol/Drugs 

  • Use or possession of alcohol or drugs will be treated as an offence and appropriate consequences will be given. This may include Step 1, rehabilitation programs, and/or suspension or expulsion. Administrators, resident assistants, the school nurse, the school counsellor, and teachers will work closely with the student to provide opportunities to change such behaviour.
  • The school will provide students with an initial counselling session and students will be required to follow the recommended course of rehabilitation in consultation with parents/guardians. The student may be required to undergo random drug testing at the school’s request and the family’s expense.
  • Students who distribute or sell drugs will be expelled immediately at the school’s request and the family’s expense.
  • This policy applies to drug/alcohol use both on campus and off campus, including students who are 19 years of age or older.
  • Distributing/selling drugs or alcohol will result in expulsion.

Tobacco/Vaping

  •   Possession and/or use of tobacco in any form on school property, at school activities, in vehicles, or while under the supervision of school employees is not permitted.
  •   Parents will be notified if their child is found smoking or violating this policy.
  •   Disciplinary measures will be taken in consultation with the school nurse, administrators, student, resident assistants, and parents/guardians
  •   E-cigarettes (vaping) of all forms are viewed in the same way as tobacco products and will be dealt with accordingly.

The school reserves the right to make final decisions regarding circumstances related to drug and/or alcohol use.

Students who are struggling with alcohol, drugs, or tobacco are encouraged to approach the deans or resident assistants about this. These students will be treated gently and with respect. Our goal is to help students find assistance in overcoming unhealthy lifestyle challenges.