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Sanctions

These sanctions alter a student's fundamental relationship with the university:

Disciplinary Probation: Removal of a student from good conduct standing. Imposition of this sanction prevents a student from representing the university in extracurricular activities or serving in formal leadership roles on campus. It is a formal warning to the student that the behaviors exhibited by the violation are unacceptable in an educational community and serves as notice that any further violations of any provision of this Code will call the students right to remain a member of the university community into question. Probation is issued for a stated period of time appropriate to the type of violation and the student's history of violations of this Code, after which time a student's good standing is restored.

Disciplinary Suspension: An involuntary separation of a student from the university for a stated period of time. While suspended, a student is barred from all university premises and is prohibited from participating in university-sponsored activities. A notation of the imposition of this sanction is made on the student's transcript at the time of the suspension is enacted. Suspension is imposed for a period of time appropriate for the type of violation and the student's history of violations of this Code. The length of suspension may not be longer than three years from the date the suspension is imposed. Prior to the lifting of a suspension, all other imposed sanctions must be completed unless otherwise noted in the written notification of sanctions or at the discretion of the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities. This sanction may only be imposed with the written authorization of the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Expulsion: Permanent, involuntary separation from the university. When expelled, a student is barred from all university premises and is prohibited from participating in university-sponsored activities. A notation of the imposition of this sanction is made on the student's transcript at the time that the expulsion is enacted. This sanction may only be imposed by the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Educational Sanctions

Any sanction which the adjudicating officer believes to be appropriate to the violation. Educational sanctions are intended to provide students with an opportunity to reflect and learn from the adjudication of a violation or attempt to restore or promote the academic environment of the university community. Common educational sanctions include, but are not limited to:

Alteration of Housing Status: An administrative restriction which prohibits a student from entering or residing in a specified building, area or from all property owned, operated, leased or controlled by University Housing. Students are responsible for any administrative costs associated with this sanction including any specified penalties associated with breaking a contract with University Housing.

Censure: A written warning that behaviors exhibited are inconsistent with the values and standards set forth by the university and are not acceptable behavior for students of the university.

Class or Workshop: Required attendance at a class or workshop designed to educate students as to the risks and consequences of exhibited behaviors. Any assigned classes shall be non-credit and will not be reflected on a student's transcript. The student is responsible for any costs associated with participation in a class or workshop.

Community Service: Completion of a specified number of community service hours. Specific requirements, such as location or type of service or specific verification requirements may be imposed by the hearing officer.

Fine: The purpose of this sanction is to ensure that students do not profit from violations of the Student Conduct Code, to reduce a student's financial ability to repeat a violation, or to provide funds to pay for costs directly associated with the type of violation in question. In all cases where a fine is imposed, an explanation of the purpose for and amount of the fine will be provided.

Mandated Assessment: A mandatory assessment by one or more units of the Student Health Service or by a licensed health care provider in the community. Based upon such an assessment and upon the recommendation of a licensed healthcare provider, a student may be required to attend follow-up meetings, sessions, or assessments. The student is responsible for any costs associated with this assessment.

Restitution: Payment of specified costs incurred by another person, entity or the university. These costs may include, but are not limited to, the cost to repair or replace items or facilities which were damaged, destroyed, stolen or vandalized and may include the cost of time and labor for temporary and permanent repairs and any associated cleaning costs. Estimates may be used in determining costs.

Restriction on Activity: Restriction of a specific activity directly related to a violation for a specified period of time.

Written Assignment: A designated written activity related to the specific violation(s).