Alternative Sanctions to Eviction Program (ASP)

Community Standards values and respects each and every University of New Hampshire student and sees the inherent good our students bring to UNH.  We understand our students will be faced with making many different and important choices in their lives here at UNH.  We know that our students are developing into mature adults and part of this process is development through experience.  We know there will be times when a student may not make the choice that is best for themselves.  This might result in a meeting with any of the administrative officers on campus that utilize the conduct system which includes but is not limited to hearing panels, hall directors, apartment managers, and police officers.  We find merit in the tremendous learning potential of our conduct process and this alternative sanction program and believe being given a second chance to remain in University Housing will enhance this learning. 

Overview of the Program

Goals of this Program

  • To help students clarify their own personal values and understand how those values relate to the choices they are making
  • To help students understand the very real and potential long term impact of the choices they make today on their lives tomorrow
  • To help students begin the process of making well informed and potentially different choices in their  future
  • To help students take advantage of all UNH has to offer academically and socially
  • To help students map out their current and future goals
  • To help students examine their current use of time

Standards of the Program

  • When a student chooses to participate in ASP, their eviction will be withheld pending successful completion of the Alternative Sanctions program. If the student successfully completes ASP their eviction will be placed on file for one year and the student will be allowed to remain in housing.
  • If it is determined, at any point, that a student is not meeting the requirements of the program the student will be notified in writing and be given an opportunity to rectify any issues. If the student fails to adequately address the cited issues, they will receive written notification and the program will be terminated. The originally sanctioned eviction will be imposed and the student will have five (5) days of receiving said notification to move out of University Housing.
  • As indicated in the ASP contract, a student’s eviction is being withheld for the duration of this program. It is important to note that the student is still evicted from University housing during this time. As such it is a privilege for the student to remain in housing during their eviction. Because of this, if the student violates any UNH policy during the year that their eviction is placed on file, the student shall be required to move out of UNH Housing within 48 hours. As the student’s due process rights from their original case, which resulted in their eviction, have already been exhausted there will be no appeal.
  • If the student is sanctioned to eviction and eligible for ASP but chooses not to participate they will be required to abide by the sanctions imposed by the hearing officer and move out of University Housing within five (5) days of receiving their hearing decision. 

Requirements

  • Complete five (5) social/academic engagements in the first 10 weeks of the program; of the five social/academic engagements two (2) must be academic in nature, two (2) may be either social or academic in nature, and one (1) must be with either the UNH Career and Professional Success or the UNH Civic and Community Engagement.
  • Five (5) hall engagements in the first 10 weeks of this program; one (1) hall engagement must be attending a Hall/Apartment Council meeting.
    • Examples: Floor Wars, floor socials, Hall Council meetings, Rounds with RA or CA
  • Twenty (20) hours of community service; first ten (10) hours in the first 10 weeks of the program, the second ten (10) hours completed within the next 10 weeks of the program.
  • Three (3) one-on-one meetings with the ASP Program Administrator, and one (1) ASP/CFAR workshop.
  • Two (2) page reflection paper.

The Office of Community Standards reserves the right to modify these requirements as it sees fit to best aid the student in becoming a better member of the community; including, but not limited to: assigning engagements, requiring multiple reflection papers, or additional one-on-one meetings.    

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