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Student Conduct Sanctions

When a student is found to be in-violation of a student conduct standard some type of sanction must be applied. In general, for a sanction to be effective in a university setting the question of how a sanction will educate the student, restore the victim and/or safeguard the campus community will be considered.  

The range of sanctions, as listed in the Document on Student Rights and Welfare and as published in The Key, are listed below.  For additional information on specific sanction assignments, resources or questions about completing your sanction refer to the sanction resource page or contact the Student Conduct office.

Note: For informational purposes. Consult the The Key Student Handbook for the official and most up to date policies. 

Disciplinary Reprimand: A formal letter issued when a student's conduct is deemed to be unsatisfactory to the degree that the University makes a record of the incident and warns the student against repetition of similar behavior.

Educational Activities:  The required participation in a specified activity, service project, community service, educational program, event, assignment or other educational and/or restorative assignment.  

Review Probation: A period of time not to exceed one University semester and imposed with the expectation that the student will engage in a client relationship with a counselor or staff member and may include a service related to the infraction committed.  

Social Restriction: Suspension of attendance at co-curricular events for a specified period of time. The action may restrict access or visitation privileges to campus facilities. The specified period of time is not to exceed sixty (60) calendar days.

Restitution: Reimbursement and compensation in a manner including physical restoration under supervision to be decided by the appropriate hearing authority or board for injury to person and/or property. Restitution may be applied only once if civil or criminal action is also being applied. In these cases, district magistrate judgments shall take precedence. Restitution imposed by a campus judicial body will be held in abeyance until civil and criminal charges can be finalized.

Disciplinary Probation: A more severe type of probation which declares a student to not be in good standing with the University and to be subject to loss of certain participation privileges for specified period of time not to exceed one year. A student is denied the privilege to represent the University in any organized capacity including intercollegiate varsity, non-varsity or club events or to hold office in any student organization. Such probation indicates to the student that future violations of University regulations will most likely result in suspension or dismissal from the University.

Residence Hall Suspension: A student may be excluded from campus housing for a specified period of time if held responsible through judicial process for a major violation of the Code of Conduct, for repeated infractions or a serious breach of residence hall regulations.

Suspension: A hearing authority may recommend to the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students the exclusion of a duly registered student from the University for a specific period of time not to exceed two years. During the period of suspension the person is not permitted to be on campus or attend non-public University activities or programs. A suspended student seeking to return must apply for readmission to the university.

Dismissal: A hearing authority may recommend to the Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students the complete separation of the student from the University for a term of not less than three years. During that period the person is not permitted to be on campus or attend any non-public-University activities or programs. A dismissed student may apply for readmission to the University after three years. The individual must show just cause to be considered.