Rule 3

 Rule 3: Conduct which results in:

Typical Behavior Typical Sanctions Level

3a.1. Physical Injury - Mutual altercation

Example: "shoving match"

Aggravating Factors Include:

  • How the violation was committed
  • Level of disruption to individual or community
    • Location of where violation took place

    First Offense:

    • 1 year Disciplinary Probation
    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Relocation if appropriate
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    2

    3a.2. Physical Injury - Assault with minor injuries

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Level of disruption to individual or community
    • Location of where the violation took place

    First Offense:

    • 1 year Disciplinary Probation -  University Suspension
    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Relocation if appropriate
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    3a.3. Physical Injury - Assault with serious injuries

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Level of disruption to individual or community
    • Location of where the violation took place

    First Offense:

    • 1 year University Suspension – University Dismissal

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    3a.4. Physical Injury - Assault with weapon

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Level of disruption to individual or community
    • Location of where the violation took place

    First Offense:

    • 1 year University Suspension – University Dismissal

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    3

    3b. Threatening or endangering the health or safety of any person

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Impact on the individual/community
    • Level of knowledge and the intent of the student
    • If the behavior resulted in any injuries and to what extent
    • Location of where the violation took place

    First Offense:

    • Disciplinary Probation  – University Dismissal
    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    3c. Harassment

    More on harassment

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Impact on the individual/community
    • Level of knowledge and the intent of the student

    [Must consult with OCS]

    First Offense:

    • 1 year Disciplinary Probation – University Suspension
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    3d. Discriminatory harassment -including sexual harassment or sexual violence

    More on discriminatory harassment

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Impact on the individual/community
    • Level of knowledge and the intent of the student

    [This is a Title IX violation]

    See Administrative Policies; Affirmative Action & Equity Policies: 10.2, 10.3 in Students Rights, Rules and Responsibilities Handbook

    [Must consult with OCS]

    First Offense:

    • Disciplinary Probation through graduation – University Dismissal
    • Suspension until survivor graduates if appropriate
    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    3e. Stalking, including cyber stalking

    More on stalking

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Impact on the individual/community
    • Level of knowledge and the intent of the student

    [This could be a Title IX violation]

    [Must consult with OCS]

    First Offense:

    • Disciplinary Probation through graduation – University Dismissal
    • Suspension until survivor graduates if appropriate
    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    3f. Relationship Abuse

    More on relationship abuse

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Impact on the individual/community
    • Level of knowledge and the intent of the student

    [This is a Title IX violation]

    [Must consult with OCS]

    First Offense:

    • 1 year University Suspension– University Dismissal
    • Suspension until survivor graduates if appropriate

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    3g. Unwelcome Physical Contact -- offensive or objectively unreasonable physical contact                                                                                                                                 

    -does not have to be violent or to cause injury, spitting for instance.

    Aggravating Factors Include:

    • How the violation was committed
    • Impact on the individual/community
    • Level of knowledge and the intent of the student

    First Offense:

    • 1 year Disciplinary Probation – University Suspension
    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate

    If University Suspension, upon return:

    • Educational Sanction(s)
    • Required Interview
    • Disciplinary Probation until graduation
    • Additional Follow Up Meetings with OCS Administration
    • Residence Hall Eviction if appropriate
    • Prohibition Against Personal Contact
    • Banned from Entry if appropriate
    3

    Additional Information

    Harassment

    • Harassment is behavior that occurs in person, in writing or in electronic and social media that unjustly, substantially, unreasonably and/or consistently interferes with an individual's work, academic or residential environment.

    Discriminatory Harassment

    • Discriminatory harassment may take the form of unwelcome sexual advances, graffiti, jokes, pranks, slurs, insults, threats, remarks made in the person's presence, interference with the person's work or academic life, vandalism, assignment of unpleasant duties, or even physical assault directed against any member of a protected class. For purposes of this Code, behavior is considered to be harassment when such behavior unjustly, substantially, unreasonably and/or consistently interferes with an individual's work or academic performance or creates an intimidating environment. 

    Stalking

    • Stalking is repetitive, menacing pursuit, following, harassment, and/or interference with the peace and/or safety of a member of the community that would cause a person to reasonably fear for the person’s safety and the conduct actually causes the person to be fearful.  Repetitive is conduct more than once, no matter how brief time in-between.

    Relationship Abuse

    • Relationship abuse is the act or attempted act of: physical harm, threatening, coercion, harassment, discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment or sexual violence, or stalking by a current or former sexual partner or intimate partner, and where such conduct constitutes a credible threat to the University community member’s safety