To help educate students and the University community about the conduct system, Community Standards issues these Sanction Guidelines. This document provides students with information about the potential consequences of their behavior and about what to expect from the conduct system. These guidelines help students to make informed decisions.
While our intent in creating these guidelines is to be as transparent as we possibly can be, in no way does this document restrict Community Standards to any sanction outcome. For a disciplinary system to be fair, it must be flexible enough to respond to each student as an individual and to the particular facts and circumstances of each case. Sanctions should reflect the severity and nature of the violations, any high risk behaviors, and a number of other aggravating and mitigating factors (where present). This means that some violations may not have a single typical sanction and instead have a range of typical sanctions.