Sanctions and Outcomes

What outcomes might I receive if I am found responsible for violating a University policy?

There are a variety of possible outcomes you may receive if you are found responsible for violating a University policy. These outcomes are typically called “sanctions” and range from disciplinary sanctions to educational sanctions to interventions. All University officials meeting with students over alleged policy violations seek to administer sanctions that are intentional and educational for the specific incident. For more information and examples of sanctions please visit our sanctions page.

Can I have sanctions from more than one University official?

Yes. For instance, if you reside in University Housing, are a member of a Greek organization, or are an athlete, you may have consequences from Residence Life, Fraternity and Sorority Life, or the Athletic Department along with your sanctions from a conduct administrator.

What if I fail to complete my sanctions?

If you fail to complete your sanctions a hold will be placed on your student account disallowing you from registering for classes until you complete the sanction. Furthermore, you could also be found responsible for further violating University policy such as failure to comply.

What if I do not agree with the outcome of my meeting?

If you had an administrative hearing and would like to ask for an administrative review of your outcome you may do so based on at least one of the following three criteria:

  1. new information discovered after the administrative hearing that could not have reasonably been available at the time of the hearing and is of a nature that could materially change the outcome;
  2. procedural errors within the hearing process which may have substantially affected the fairness of the hearing;
  3. an outcome (findings or sanctions) that was manifestly contrary to the weight of the information presented during the case.

If you participated in a panel hearing you may ask for an appeal based on one of the same three criteria listed in the administrative review above.

For more information on administrative reviews and appeals, please visit our administrative review and/or appeals webpage.