Section 20. Range of Conduct Actions and Sanctions

20.1. Purpose of Actions and Sanctions: A variety of actions may be taken as a consequence of being found responsible for a violation of community standards. When determining these actions, all facets of the situation, including but not limited to the seriousness of the offense, prior history of violations, impact of the offense on others, the student’s class year, the student's academic program, and information regarding intent, may be considered. Because the purpose of University conduct processes and decisions is to uphold and promote community standards, a learning component is also part of the sanctioning process whenever appropriate.

Group Sanctioning: Sanctioning as a result of a group process will happen in conjunction with the hearing officer and the appropriate department including but not limited to (Department of Student Activities; Athletics, Recreation, and Physical Education; relevant academic department, and/or the Dean of Students Office, etc. ). Depending on the factors listed above, sanction may include probation or suspension of group activities for a specified period of time in addition to educational sanctions. Given possible sanctions, outcomes may impact group/organization funding and/or University recognition.

Note: Findings of responsibility for Academic Integrity violations may be communicated with a student’s academic program/department and may have additional impact on a student’s ability to continue in an academic program. 

Graduate Students: Conduct violations resulting in Disciplinary Probation or higher or any academic integrity violation may be communicated to your academic program. Please contact the appropriate academic affairs or academic services dean (within your School) to determine if/how this may impact your ability to continue in an academic program regardless of academic standing.

Educational Sanctions may include, but are not limited to:

University Restrictions: Measures that may be taken as a result of an investigation to protect the initiating party as well as the community. Such measures may include, but are not limited to, No Contact Orders, relocation of residence hall room, or restricting the responding party’s movements on, or access to, campus. In order to request a change to a University Restriction, a student must meet with a member of the Dean of Students Office Staff. See Section 21 for additional details.

20.1. Other Sanction Options: Educational Sanctions may be imposed in combination with other disciplinary action and may include a required completion date. Failure to complete any educational component, as with any other sanction, may result in further conduct action (see Section 2.2.), including:

Note: Parents/guardians may be notified when a student changes their status at the University either by voluntarily withdrawing or by being required to withdraw through the resolution of a formal adjudication process

20.2. Deferral of Sanction: Any sanction can be deferred for a designated period of time with the understanding that no further violation of policy can occur during this time, or the original sanction will be enacted immediately.

Note: Students may request that their file be reviewed to determine if an alternate sanction may be approved in place of a sanction which holds a financial impact. SRCS will be in contact with SFS who will help identify financial impact for the student. This will not be an option in situations where the University has incurred cost as a result of the incident.