Sanctions are disciplinary consequences imposed on students who have been found responsible for violations of The Student Code of Conduct. While sanctions may be viewed as punitive, the intent is educational. The Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct hopes that all students sanctioned will learn from their experience in the conduct process and become better university community members as a result.

The Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct divides sanctions into three categories. Each category is intended to meet our mission to promote character, community and civility among university students through a fair, structured, and educationally-based conduct process. These categories work together to encourage student learning, growth, and a safe learning environment.

  •   Reaffirming Sanctions: Reaffirming sanctions help remind students of University expectations, maintain campus safety, and prevent future conduct violations. These sanctions typically last for a period of time during which students are asked to consider their decisions carefully and think about the impact their actions have on others.
  •   Reflective Sanctions: Reflective sanctions are educational or reflection-based sanctions focused on supporting students, as well as individual learning, and growth. These sanctions can be tailored to specific student needs and/or focuses on learning from a specific conduct incident. Common examples of reflective sanctions include reflection/topical papers, referrals to on/off-campus resources, follow-up meetings with a Conduct Officer, etc.
  •   Restorative Sanctions: Restorative sanctions are sanctions that help to repair harm caused by a student’s conduct. These sanctions include restitution, fines, letters of apology, etc.