Conduct Outcomes

If it is determined that a student is responsible for a violation of policy, the nature of the violation, the circumstances surrounding the violation, the student’s prior conduct history (if any), the impact of the misconduct on the community, and conduct outcomes assigned to previous findings for such violations, will be among the factors considered in determining an outcome. Information about conduct outcomes associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs have been published here in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. The Office of Community Standards and/or its designee(s) are not limited to the assignment of conduct outcomes listed here:

1. Administrative:

a. Fees: Directly associated with costs for workshops, programs, or other assigned outcomes.

b. Fines: Reasonable fines may be imposed not to exceed $1,000 for any student.

c. Restitution: Payment of compensation for loss of property, or damage to person or property.

d. Housing Probation: Written notice to a student in a University residence that further violations of Housing and Residence Life or University policy may result in removal from University housing.

e. Warning: Written notice to the student that their behavior is below the University’s standards of conduct.

f. Reprimand: Written notice to a student for severe or repeated failure to meet the University’s standards of conduct.

g. Conduct Probation: A specified period of observation and evaluation of a student’s conduct imposed for repeated or arrant violations. Any violation of University policy, while on Conduct Probation, could result in separation from the University.

2. Restrictions:

a. Loss of privileges: Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.

b. Contact restriction: Limitation or prohibition of communication or contact with a member of the University community.

c. Residence-related restrictions: Housing restriction, relocation, or separation of a student from University housing for a designated period of time.

d. Bans: Denial of access to specific locations for a designated period of time. 

3. Developmental:

a. Educational assignments: Related to the violation for which a student is found responsible, this is a means to encourage a student to reflect on his or her personal growth and development.

b. Performance assignments: Community/restorative service, program or workshop attendance or presentation, or other assigned tasks.

c. Policy review: Written notification of policy reminders, educational conversations, or workshops.

4. Outcomes related to academic degree progress:

a. Suspension: Separation of the student from the University for a specified period of time, with associated conditions specified for readmission.

b. Expulsion: Permanent separation of the student from the University.

Last updated 8/24/17