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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.352.2200).