I received an email from my University stating that I cannot speak to an entire department for the rest of my studies, because I have been sending this department too many emails and phone calls and that I "nearly" breached the Student Code of Conduct.
I alleged that this is in violation of their own policies, because I was not given a chance to defend myself against this punishment. Secondly, the Student Code of Conduct states that a restriction of access to a department must, in the first instance, not exceed 14 days. However, I am more concerned about the argument they are putting forward, specifically, stating that I am not being punished....
My University is arguing that this is not a punishment....I don't even know what to say to that?
Fundamentally, by reducing my agency within the University, they have caused to me a loss. A loss is a fundamental element of a punishment.
Where is my logic going wrong?