Procedures : Sanctions
The primary purposes of disciplinary sanctions are threefold:
- To affirm that university standards of behavior are important to the university community and can be enforced
- To try to repair harm that has been done or restore that which has been damaged
- To help the student make better future choices by assisting in his or her personal development.
Many factors are considered when determining sanctions, including, but not limited to, the following:
- the nature and severity of the violation
- the role of the student in the incident
- the student's attitude and unnderstanding of the siutation
- the student's prior disciplinary record
- the impact upon the victim(s)
- the outcomes desired by the hearing officer, University Conduct Board members and others
- precedent from silimar cases (these serve as guidelines, not as mandatory or minimum sanctions)
- the likelihood the student may be a danger to the university community
- the resources available to the university and student in response to needs
- Misconduct, other than constitutionally protected expression, motivated by bias based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status may be considered an aggravating circumstance for sanctioning.