February 15, 2016

Sanctions

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The conduct process is based on education and assessment. The Hearing Officer will consider the totality of information in each case when determining appropriate sanctions. This includes the student/organization’s prior behavior, demonstrated understanding of the impact of their behavior, and the role that alcohol and drugs played in an incident. The Hearing Officer may impose one or more sanctions as appropriate for student development and community well-being. More than one sanction listed below may be imposed for any single violation. If the student or student organization fails to complete sanctions by the stated deadline, a “hold” will be placed on the student’s registration status. A student or organization could face additional disciplinary action for failure to comply with sanctions. The following sanctions may be applied when appropriate.

Disciplinary Standings: A Hearing Officer may apply a disciplinary standing as a sanction for violating the Student Conduct Code.

Disciplinary Probation

Disciplinary probation is for a designated period of time during which a student or organization is expected to show appropriate changes in behavior. A violation of the Student Conduct Code while a student or organization is on disciplinary probation or any subsequent misconduct, may result in further disciplinary action, including loss of good standing, suspension, or expulsion.

Loss of Good Standing

Loss of good standing is for a designated period of time during which the student or organization is expected to show appropriate changes in behavior. A student or organization who is not in good standing with the University and is prohibited from:

      • representing the University through official events
      • serving on a University committee
      • participating in intercollegiate or sports club athletics
      • holding office in a student organization

A violation of the Student Conduct Code while a student or organization is not in good standing or any subsequent misconduct, may result in further disciplinary action, including suspension, or expulsion. A student or organization may be given the option of earning back their good standing at the discretion of the Hearing Officer.

Disciplinary Suspension

Suspension is for a designated period of time during which the student may not attend classes, access any University premises, participate in University activities, or be employed by the University. In some instances, the student must fulfill specified conditions before the University will consider re-admission. Disciplinary suspension is noted on the student’s official transcript during the period of suspension and/or until all conditions for re- admission have been met.

Deferred Disciplinary Suspension

Disciplinary suspension is deferred while the student participates in a designated program. The student may remain enrolled as long as the student is compliant with the designated program.

Disciplinary Expulsion

The student is permanently separated from the University and may not return. The student may not attend classes, access any University premises, participate in University activities, or be employed by the University. The expulsion is permanently noted on the student’s official transcript.

Loss of Student Organization Recognition

The AUHB or Hearing Officer may recommend to the Dean of Students that a student organization lose recognition after a student conduct hearing. Approval of this action deprives the student organization of the use of campus resources, the use of the University’s name, and the right to participate in campus sponsored activities or recruit Colorado State University students. This loss of recognition may be for a specific period, for an indefinite period of time, or until stated conditions are met. Should the Dean of Students approve this action, an official request will also be sent to the national office that the local student organization’s charter be revoked. Discretionary Outcomes: A Hearing Officer may require the student or organization to

complete or comply with discretionary sanctions. Discretionary sanctions include but are not limited to:

Academic

      • Grading penalty: Instructors may impose a “grading penalty” upon a finding that a student has, either intentionally or unintentionally, committed academic misco The minimum is reduced credit on the assignment and the maximum is course failure, regardless of academic performance. The instructor may also remove the repeat/delete option for a student.
      • Academic misconduct transcript notation: The “AM” notation by a course grade as a result of academic misconduct may only be added to the official transcript with agreement

of both the course instructor and a Hearing Officer. That negative notation is generally permanent.

Admissions

The University may revoke a student’s admission to the University for fraud, misrepresentation, or for other serious violations committed by the student prior to matriculation.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Drugs, Alcohol, and You (DAY) Programs at the CSU Health Network provides a continuum of services including assessment, educational workshops, and treatment that student may be required to complete.

Conflict Resolution

      • Conflict Coaching: Students have the opportunity to talk about conflict and gain skills to handle conflict in a supportive and confidential enviro Conflict Resolution staff assist students in identifying goals, developing clarity, and managing conflict in the future.
      • Mediation: Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process where a neutral third-party facilitator helps two or more people in conflict have a constructive conversation about important The mediator does not take sides, give advice, or tell parties what to do. The SRC staff will mediate small group disputes (i.e. roommate conflicts) and will also facilitate large-scale discussions involving multiple parties.
      • Restorative justice: A restorative justice conference brings together those who were impacted by an offense, including those who were harmed, those who were responsible for causing the harm, and impacted community member Through a facilitated dialogue, they discuss what happened and determine the best ways to repair harm and improve relationships.
      • Impact Circles: Impact circles are a form of Restorative Justice that brings together small groups of students, who have been found responsible for similar types of offenses, with relevant community stakeholder Through answering questions about their specific incidents and hearing others’ stories and perspectives, students gain a better understanding of the impacts of their behaviors on the larger community.

Degree Conferral

      • Withholding degree: The University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the student conduct process, including the completion of sanctions imposed.

Discretionary Outcomes: A Hearing Officer may require the student or organization to complete or comply with discretionary sanctions. Discretionary sanctions include but are not limited to:

Academic

      • Grading penalty: Instructors may impose a “grading penalty” upon a finding that a student has, either intentionally or unintentionally, committed academic misco The minimum is reduced credit on the assignment and the maximum is course failure, regardless of academic performance. The instructor may also remove the repeat/delete option for a student.
      • Academic misconduct transcript notation: The “AM” notation by a course grade as a result of academic misconduct may only be added to the official transcript with agreement

of both the course instructor and a Hearing Officer. That negative notation is generally permanent.

Admissions

The University may revoke a student’s admission to the University for fraud, misrepresentation, or for other serious violations committed by the student prior to matriculation.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Drugs, Alcohol, and You (DAY) Programs at the CSU Health Network provides a continuum of services including assessment, educational workshops, and treatment that student may be required to complete.

Conflict Resolution

      • Conflict Coaching: Students have the opportunity to talk about conflict and gain skills to handle conflict in a supportive and confidential enviro Conflict Resolution staff assist students in identifying goals, developing clarity, and managing conflict in the future.
      • Mediation: Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process where a neutral third-party facilitator helps two or more people in conflict have a constructive conversation about important The mediator does not take sides, give advice, or tell parties what to do. The SRC staff will mediate small group disputes (i.e. roommate conflicts) and will also facilitate large-scale discussions involving multiple parties.
      • Restorative justice: A restorative justice conference brings together those who were impacted by an offense, including those who were harmed, those who were responsible for causing the harm, and impacted community member Through a facilitated dialogue, they discuss what happened and determine the best ways to repair harm and improve relationships.
      • Impact Circles: Impact circles are a form of Restorative Justice that brings together small groups of students, who have been found responsible for similar types of offenses, with relevant community stakeholder Through answering questions about their specific incidents and hearing others’ stories and perspectives, students gain a better understanding of the impacts of their behaviors on the larger community.

Degree Conferral

      • Withholding degree: The University may withhold awarding a degree otherwise earned until the completion of the student conduct process, including the completion of sanctions

imposed. Revocation of degree: The University may revoke a degree for serious violations of the

Student Conduct Code committed by the student prior to graduation. Only the Board of Governors may authorize the revocation of a degree.

Educational  Workshops

Students may be required to participate in one or more of a variety of workshops designed  to address specific knowledge or skill areas. These workshops are intended to help a student learn more about themselves and our shared communities.

Housing Modifications

      • Residential reassignment: A student may be reassigned to another residence hall room or building for disrupting the residential community or to appropriately separate person
      • Residential expulsion: The student is permanently banned from all residence ha

Interpersonal Violence

A student may be required to complete an evaluation and recommended treatment.

Loss of Privileges

Privileges afforded to student organizations may be temporarily restricted in relation to the severity of the behavior and the relevant conduct history of the organization. These restrictions may include, but are not limited to:

      • Restrictions on social events, including but not limited to restriction of the presence of alcohol at social ev
      • Restrictions on recruitment of new members into the organization for a designated period of tim
      • Restrictions on the organization’s ability to participate in meetings or ev

Parent/Guardian Notification

The University may notify parents/guardians when a student under the age of 21 is found responsible for violations of the Student Conduct Code involving alcohol, drugs, or violence. Parental/guardian notification may also be made when a student is suspended or expelled from residence halls or the University.

Restitution

Monetary compensation for loss or damages to University property.