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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICES > STUDENT LIFE > STUDENT CONDUCT > SANCTIONING GUIDELINES
Sanctioning Guidelines

Category 1st Violation 2nd Violation 3rd Violation





Violation of the Alcohol Law or Alcohol Policy



   
Educational intervention

Parent notification




Probation for one year from date of the incident 

Alcohol 101  

Educational intervention

Parent notification

Suspension from housing for a minimum of one semester 

Probation for remainder of academic career

Alcohol 102 

Educational Intervention

Parent notification 


Severe violation of the Alcohol Law or Alcohol Policy

Examples: Public Intoxication, Medical Transport due to Intoxication, Driving Under the Influence, Providing Alcohol to Students Under Age 21, or other alcohol-related behaviors  as determined by the university


Probation for one year from date of the incident 

Educational intervention

Alcohol 101

10 hours community service

Parent notification


Probation for remainder of academic career

Substance abuse intervention

20 hours community service

Parent notification


Suspension from housing and/or the university for a minimum of one academic year  

Housing & visitation restrictions

Substance abuse treatment 

Parent notification


Use or possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia 

Receipt of a positive result for marijuana from athletic department drug testing

Probation for one year from date of the incident 

Drug 101

Educational intervention

Parent notification

Suspension from housing for a minimum of one semester 

Probation for remainder of academic career

Substance abuse intervention 

Parent notification

Suspension from the university for a minimum of one academic year

Expulsion from housing

Substance abuse treatment 

Parent notification
Possession of a large amount of marijuana, use or possession of other illegal drugs, or misuse of prescription drugs

Examples: narcotics other than marijuana, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, or other drugs as determined by the university.
Suspension from housing for a minimum of one semester  

Probation for remainder of academic career

Drug 101

Substance abuse intervention 

Parent notification

Suspension from the university for a minimum of one academic year 

Expulsion from housing

Substance abuse treatment

Parent notification 




Expulsion from the university

Parent notification


Distribution of illegal drugs or controlled substances


Suspension from the university for a minimum of 1 academic year

Parent notification 

Expulsion from the university

Parent notification
 

Possession and/or use of weapons on University property or at a University function

Suspension from the university for a minimum of 1 academic year

Parent notification 

Expulsion from the university

Parent notification 
 

Tampering with or false activation of fire safety equipment
Suspension from the university for a minimum of 1 academic year

Parent notification

Expulsion from the university

Parent notification
 




Violation of IT Usage Policy

Two day suspension from internet access from res. hall network

Educational intervention

Parental notification 
Two day suspension from internet access from res. hall network 

Warning

Educational intervention

Parental notification 
Two day suspension from internet access from res. hall network 

Warning

Educational intervention

Parental notification 

A fourth alcohol violation for a student who is over 21 years old and not supplying alcohol to minors may result in suspension from housing and/or the university for a minimum of one academic year, receive restrictions on housing and visitation, an educational intervention, and parental notification.

A fourth marijuana possession violation may result in expulsion from the university.

The Office of Student Life reserves the right to notify any university department about a student's conduct violations.

The Athletics Department will be notified of any alcohol or drug incident  involving a student-athlete.

The Office of Global Engagement will be notified of any incident involving an international student.