Sanctions

Violations of the YSU Alcohol Policy

For a first time violation of Article III. 2. (a) (illegal use or possession of alcohol) or Article III. 2. (b) (public intoxication) of the Student Conduct Standards, a student should expect the following sanctions at minimum:

  • 6 to 9 months conduct probation
  • 6 to 9 months residential probation (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $75 fine (may be deferred for one year)
  • Educational sanction, including community service or an online intervention program
     

A second violation of Article III. 2. (a) or Article III. 2. (b) will minimally result in the following sanctons:

  • 9 to 12 months deferred University suspension
  • 9 to 12 months deferred residential suspension (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $125 fine, plus any active deferred fines
  • Educational sanction, including community services or an online intervention program
     

For a first time violation of Article III. 2. (c) (distribution of alcohol to others) of the Student Conduct Standards, a student should expect the following sanctions at minimum:

  • 12 months deferred University suspension
  • 12 months deferred residential suspension (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $75 fine (may be deferred for one year)
  • Educational sanction, including community service or an online intervention program
     

A second violation of Article III. 2. (c) will minimally result in the following sanctons:

  • 1 semester University suspension
  • 2 semesters residential suspension (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $125 fine, plus any active deferred fines
  • Educational sanction, including community service or an online intervention program
     

Violations of the YSU Drug Policy

For a first time violation of Article III. 7. (drug policy- marijuana only, and not including charges for distribution) of the Student Conduct Standards, a student should expect the following sanctions at minimum:

  • 6 to 9 months conduct probation
  • 6 to 9 months residential probation (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $100 fine (may be deferred for one year)
  • Educational sanction, including community service or an online intervention program
     

A second violation of Article III. 7. (drug policy- marijuana only, and not including charges for distribution) will minimally result in the following sanctons:

  • 9 to 12 months deferred University suspension
  • 9 to 12 months deferred residential suspension (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $125 fine, plus any active deferred fines
  • Educational sanction, including community services or an online intervention program
     

For a first time violation of Article III. 7. (drug policy- use of any other illegal drugs) of the Student Conduct Standards, a student should expect the following sanctions at minimum:

  • 12 months deferred University suspension
  • 12 months deferred residential suspension (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $100 fine
  • Educational sanction, including community services or an online intervention program
     

A second violation of Article III. 7. (drug policy- use of any other illegal drugs) will minimally result in the following sanctons:

  • 1 semester University suspension
  • 2 semesters residential suspension (if the student lives in University housing)
  • $150 fine, plus any active deferred fines
  • Educational sanction, including community service or an online intervention program
     

For a first time violation of Article III. 7. (drug policy- charges for distribution) of the Student Conduct Standards, a student should expect the following sanctions at minimum:

  • 1 semester suspension
  • $250 fine
  • Educational sanction, including community service or an online intervention program
     

A second violation of Article III. 7. (drug policy- charges for distribution) will likely result in the following sanctions:

  • University expulsion
     

Other Applicable Fines

Fines may be assessed by the Student Conduct Administrator, Conduct Officer, or the Student Conduct Board for any kind of violation of the Student Conduct Standards, as well as for failing to fulfill other responsibilities under The Student Code of Conduct. Below are some standard fines that students may expect for certain violations:

  • Failure to attend a student conduct meeting or hearing: $25
  • Failure to complete a sanction by the established deadline: $25
  • Smoking or vaping inside any University facility: $75
  • Smoking or vaping inside any University facility which requires fire response: $150
  • Restitution for lost, stolen, or damaged property: $50 plus the cost of replacement
  • Violent or threatening behavior: $150
  • Tampering with life safety equipment or knowingly creating a fire hazard: $150
  • Theft: $150
  • Violation of the weapons policy: $150
  • Drug sales or distribution: $250
  • Other fines corresponding to the nature of the violation: up to $250

Violations of the YSU Sexual Misconduct Policy

Violation of the YSU Sexual Misconduct Policy- which includes any sexual harassment, stalking, dating or domestic violence, sexual assault, or any other similarly prohibited behaviors- will result in sanctions designed to end the misconduct, remedy the effects created by the misconduct, and prevent recurrence of the misconduct.

In choosing appropriate sanctions for such violations, the following information is taken into consideration:

  • Adherence to interim measures prior to the hearing
  • The actual and possible repercussions of the misconduct
  • Any physical, emotional, or psychological harm done to others
  • The frequency and severity of the misconduct
  • Indication of any pre-meditated intent to commit the misconduct
  • Use of any coercion, threats, weapons, or force used to commit the misconduct
  • The student’s prior conduct record
     

For a first time violation of Article III. 18. (including sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, or domestic violence) of the Student Conduct Standards, a student should expect the following sanctions at minimum:

  • 12 months conduct probation
  • 12 months residential probation (if the student lives in University housing)
  • Residence hall relocation (if the student lives in University housing)
  • Educational sanction, including an online intervention program
     

For a first time violation of Article III. 18. (including any sexual assault with penetration, use of coercion, or use of force) of the Student Conduct Standards, a student should expect the following sanctions at minimum:

  • 1 year University suspension
  • Residential expulsion
  • Educational sanction, including an online intervention program