What is a sanction?
A sanction is any status or requirement resulting from being found in violation of a University policy or the proscribed conduct outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. A student or student organization may recieve more than one sanction for any policy violation. Sanctions can include a change in status (such as loss of priveleges, removal from campus housing, suspension, or expulsion), or a requirement to do something (such as community service, a research project, pay a fine, etc.). A list of the types of sanctions possible can be found here in the Student Code of Conduct.
It is worth nothing that a conduct fine may be any amount $5.00 and above. Conduct Fines may serve as pentalties for violating university policy to deter future behaviors and/or fines may serve as restitution for costs incurred, damages, or services needed. Fines serving as penalties are typically $25 to $100 for first-time violators, and increase in amount with further violations (example: $50 first time, $150 second time.) Such fines are assigned at the discretion of the Conduct Board, which will consider the incident details, student behavior, impact of the violation, and previous conduct history (policy violations, whether sanctions were completed and if previous sanctions were effective in detering further misconduct.) Fines serving as restitution will be determined based on the costs associated with the incident. Fines may be a combination of penalty and restitution.
How sanctions are assigned
Sanctions are assigned on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the nature of the policy violation, the behavior of the student or group involved, if the student or group takes responsibility, the impact the behavior had or may have had on the University community, and any prior history of conduct violations. After a student or student group has been found in violation of a policy, the Student Conduct Board that is processing the hearing will determine appropriate sanctions for each student or student group involved. Because of the varying factors listed above, sanctions may be different for each student involved. In general, students who have been found in violation of policies previously will be assigned more significant sanctions.
How to turn in a completed sanction
Once a sanction has been assigned, the student or student group will be notified via email with the hearing outcome and sanction details. For sanctions that require work to be submitted, instructions for the deadline and how to turn in the sanction will be included in the message. Most of the time, sanctions will be submitted to the Conduct Administrator (Student Life Office, email@example.com, 503.352.2200).