Consequence Information

Below you will find information about the most common consequences that are assigned. These are here for your reference and general information. If you have any questions about specific consequences or consequences that you have been assigned please contact our office for further information. Our office can be reached at (417)-836-6937.

  • Educational Classes

  • CREAD Program

  • Community Service

  • Chemical Dependency Assessment

  • Information You Need to Know Regarding Education Class Sanctions

    Your Student Responsibilities:

    • It is your responsibility to contact the Office of Student Conduct to sign up for the class. You may contact the office by phone at  417-836-6937.
    • We require students to enroll in the next available class session. There are a limited number of classes per semester (1 to 2 a month). These classes are also limited to a specific class size. Classes quickly reach their maximum capacity, especially during midterm and finals. It is in your best interest to enroll in a class as early as possible or you risk consequences of not completing your sanction.
    • It is also your responsibility to complete your sanction in a specific time frame. This time frame may be indicated in your signed Administrative Agreement form (which describes the sanctions that you agree to complete). If it is not directly indicated in the form, you are required to complete your sanction by the end of the current semester.
    • You should be aware of your student responsibilities when estimating the time to complete your sanction. You should consider the alcohol/drug education class times, school coursework/exams, and any other responsibilities that require your time. The Office of Student Conduct provides several classes throughout the semester to (a) accommodate your schedule or (b) provide the dates in advance so that you can make the necessary arrangements for class completion.
    • All education classes last approximately 2 hours. You must attend the entire class in order to complete your sanction.
    • A class session fee will be charged to your account (see the Student Code of Conduct for the fee amount).

    Failure to Complete Class Session

    • Failure to enroll in a class, failure to complete the class in its entirety, or failure to complete the class by the specified time (or by the end of the semester) will result in disciplinary encumbrance. Disciplinary encumbrance is a student status that prohibits future enrollment at Missouri State. This status will not be removed from your student file until you have completed your sanction.
    • If you do not attend your scheduled class, you will (a) forfeit your session fee, (b) you will be required to attend the next available Saturday class session, (c) you will pay another session fee, and (d) you will be encumbered until you complete your sanction.
    • If you do not complete your sanction and you do not respond to the contact efforts made by the Office of Student Conduct, you may be charged with an additional violation of the code, such as "Failure to Comply."

    Extenuating Circumstances:

    • If extenuating circumstances arise, you will be required to notify the Office of Student Conduct as soon as possible by phone at 417-836-6937. Furthermore, you will be required to provide evidence of the extenuating circumstance. By doing so, you will not be charged a class fee. If you do not provide evidence of the extenuating circumstance, you will be charged the class fee for your class enrollment. Extenuating circumstances include: hospitalization or death in the family.
  • Creating Responsible, Engaged, Academic Decision-makers

    A collaboration between Student Conduct and the Career Center at Missouri State University

    The CREAD program is the integration of services and expertise of two offices engaged with our students one-on-one in an educational process. The program asks students to dig deep into their core values structure, balace those values against their behavior and then blend that with their connection to their future goal.

    This program is designed with the mindset of enabling students to see past their current situation to their future, such as applying for a graduate program or their dream job. The goal of this program is to develop a personalized action plan toward self-awareness, self-understanding and career direction as it relates to personal choices.


    Below are the action steps that form a framework for completing this program which may range from 6 – 7 individual appointments.  All steps must be completed no later than 75 days from your start date.
    Note: due to individual differences in students’ situations, some career activities listed may be adapted to personal needs. 

    The following are steps / objectives of this program that will be determined by the career counselor based on your career development & decision needs:

    1. Meet with a career counselor for intake interview and begin assessments.      
    2. Counselor interprets assessment results and engages student in discussion about observed patterns, possibilities for major and career options. Assigns research activities and other “homework” for major and career investigation.
    3. Student summarizes insights from homework. Student and counselor discuss “next steps” to gain further clarity. Job shadowing and informational interviewing are discussed, and a referral is made.
    4. Job shadowing/informational interview – complete Interview Report Form and bring back a business card.  Schedule a follow-up appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss knowledge acquired from the informational interview/s.                                             
    5. During this appointment, student will discuss what they learned from their job shadowing/information interview experience.  Discuss how this impacts their decision about specific majors and career fields.   The career counselor may refer the student to talk to an advisor in an academic area to further discuss a major course of study.   May discuss and learn about how to gain experience in the field of study to gain more insight – discuss the benefits of gaining meaningful work experience through an internship. Talk about next steps in career or academic planning.
    6. Meet with counselor to discuss marketing yourself for employment opportunities, discuss job applications, how to write a resume and go over interviewing preparation.  Student will construct a resume and conduct a Mock Interview.
    7. Meet with career counselor within designated time period to follow-up on information gathered. Evaluate process. Sign and date agreement record. Career Counselors will notify the Office of Student Conduct that you have completed the program.  Complete the survey before leaving

     Evaluations completed student that participate in the CREAD Program have shown that after completing the program that students are able to see themselves in a larger context and recognize that their daily behavior and actions does have an effect on long-term goals.


  • Occasionally, depending on the policy violation the conduct office will decide to assign community service as a consequence for policy violations. 

    All community service hours must be completed for a non-profit organization. You utilize the Student Employment office in Blair-Shannon 113 to locate service opportunities or you can locate your own organization to serve, pending approval. Hours must be completed individually; they cannot be completed with other students or as a part of a Greek organization. 

    The community service hours will only be considered completed when the person supervising them has verified their completion. Community service hours supervisors cannot be fellow students.

    Non-profit organizations in the area include:

    Ronald McDonald House
    Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
    Dickerson Park Zoo
    Boys and Girls Club of Springfield
    Habitat for Humanity
    United Way

  • Occasionally, given the nature of the policy violation, it is in the best interest of the student to undergo a chemical dependency assessment. These are usually conducted for drug paraphernalia or use/possession or repeat alcohol violations.

    Assessments are conducted by the Substance Abuse Assessment Specialist in the Counseling and Testing Center. This is usually a one-time meeting that will last around an hour. The assessment will be in the form an interview to gather information about substance use and medical/family history.

    More information can be found at the Counseling Center website.