Students, groups, and organizations responsible for violations of the Student Integrity Code will be assigned one or more sanctions as described below. Conduct, as an educational process, provides sanctions as a way to help hold accountable students, groups, and organizations for behavior and actions and to provide an opportunity to explore consequences and decision-making. Sanctions should be appropriate to the violation(s) for which they are assigned. When considering sanctions, boards and hearing officers will take into consideration a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the nature and severity of the incident, the needs of the student/group/organization, the level of accountability and responsibility taken, the need to stop and prevent reoccurrence, the conduct history of the student/group/organization, and any other relevant factors. Repeated violations of the Student Integrity Code may result in the imposition of progressively more severe sanctions, although any sanction may be imposed as appropriate under the circumstances of the incident and violations.
Sanctions will remain in effect for the period imposed unless and until overturned or modified by appeal.
The list below gives examples of commonly used sanctions. This list is not exhaustive. Example(s) include:
- Restitution: financial restoration of damaged, lost, or stolen items.
- Housing probation: may be temporary for a specified period of time or permanent, during which further violation of the Student Integrity Code jeopardizes the status of the student, group, or organization with the Office of Residence Life.
- Conduct probation: may be temporary for a specified period of time or permanent, during which further violation of the Student Integrity Code jeopardizes the status of the student, group or organization with the university.
- Loss of privileges: includes, but is not limited to, access to building(s) and/or offices/services, co-curricular activities, athletics, drama, music, or student employment. For student groups and/or organizations, this may include revocation or denial of registration or recognition.
- Contact: includes no-contact orders.
- Residential: includes, but is not limited to, access to residential spaces, residential relocation, and residential eviction.
- Alcohol and/or drug education: Students found responsible for violations regarding drugs and/or alcohol may be assigned alcohol and drug intervention. This may include on- or off-campus requirements and may have fees attached. Students, groups, and organizations are responsible for the costs associated.
- Assignments: includes, but is not limited to, written research and reflective activities.
- Related to degree progress:
- Suspension: separation of the student from the university (including premises and activities) for a specified period of time. All fees and academic credits for the semester during which the suspension occurs may be forfeited.
- Expulsion: permanent separation of the student from the university (including premises and activities). Notation of the expulsion will appear on the student’s academic transcript. All fees and academic credits for the semester during which the expulsion occurs are forfeited.
Failure to complete sanctions may result in, but are not limited to, a hold on the student’s account that prevents class registration and/or further violations of the Student integrity Code for failure to comply.