Standard Sanctions

Standard sanctions are consistent University responses to specific violations of the Code of Conduct. Although sanctions are not assigned until a student's case is heard, these sanctions constitute the minimum consequences a student can expect. We hope that prior notice of these standard sanctions will encourage students to avoid behaviors that lead to serious consequences.

Standard sanctions apply only to those offenses described on the following table. Other types of incidents are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Standard sanctions do not apply when:

  1. a student engages in multiple violations in a single incident;
  2. a student has a disciplinary history, regardless of whether past violations are related to current violation;
  3. an incident presents usually serious circumstances, risks to persons or property, or other complex concerns.

In these situations, the appropriate sanctions are determined on a case-by-case basis in light of all the circumstances. Generally, these situations result in sanctions in excess of the standard sanction.

The standard sanctions are rarely reduced. However, the presence of substantial mitigating or other appropriate circumstances may result in the reduction of a standard sanction.