What are the range of sanctions

A range of sanctions includes but is not limited to:

  • Continuation of Interim Measures: A requirement that the short term measures enacted, a fair investigation and conduct process, and continued access by the reporter to the educational programs can be continued indefinitely or for a specific duration;

  • Reprimand: A letter of reprimand can be issued for any violation of policy;

  • Community Service: A requirement that the respondent undertake a stated number of hours of community service, of the kind, in the manner, and within the timeframes required by the hearing panel or a dean of students;

  • Probation: A requirement that a student be on probation for a period of time without any other violations;

  • Limitations on Residential or Co-curricular Engagement: Removal from or limitations on a specific residence hall, Greek facility, or a co-curricular program;

  • Required meeting with an administrator to facilitate mentorship and accountability;

  • Completion of Educational or Training Programs: A requirement that the respondent complete a particular educational or training program within the time frame required by the dean;

  • Evaluation by Health or Mental Health Professional: A requirement that the respondent be evaluated by a health or mental health professional and comply with any treatment recommendations prior to returning to the University (if a period of suspension is imposed) or as a condition of continued enrollment at the University (if a period of suspension is not imposed);

  • Prohibit from participation in graduation, gowning, or other public ceremony;

  • Financial Restitution: An order directing the respondent to reimburse the reporter for damages incurred as a result of the prohibited conduct;

  • Suspension Held in Abeyance: Exclusion from classes and other privileges and activities or from the University for a specified period of time, such suspension to be held in abeyance unless and until the respondent is found responsible for any subsequent violation of this policy;

  • Suspension: Exclusion from classes and other privileges and activities or from the University for a specified period of time;

  • Indefinite Suspension: Exclusion from classes and other privileges and activities or from the University for an unspecified period of time; and

  • Expulsion: Permanent termination of student status.

  • Targeted training for an organization, a team, or a group of students

When deciding on an appropriate sanction, a dean and the hearing panel may consider any record of past incidents of misconduct, at the University or elsewhere, including violations of the Code of Conduct, as well as the number, timing, nature, and severity of such past incident(s). They may also consider, as part of their deliberations, whether a given sanction will (a) bring an end to the policy violation in question, (b) reasonably prevent the recurrence of a similar violation, and (c) remedy the effects of the violation on the reporter and the University community. For more information on sanctions and details about probation, suspension, and expulsion, visit the sanctions page on the Dean of Students website.