Community Standards

Common Violations, Point Ranges, and Sanctions

Common Policy Violations

VIOLATIONS

Point Range

Involvement in any conduct code violation (listed or unlisted)

1-10

Alcohol/Drugs (1-10)

Possession and/or consumption of wine or beer under 21

1-2

Possession and/or consumption of hard liquor under 21

3-4

Possession of bulk alcohol/binge drinking device

2-4

Open container of wine, beer, or hard liquor

1-4

Public intoxication

2-4

Marijuana use and/or possession

3-4

Drug paraphernalia possession

3-4

Providing alcohol to individuals under 21

3-5

Irresponsible use of alcohol/hospital transport

4-6

Driving under the influence

6-8

Illegal drug use and/or possession (excluding marijuana)

6-10

Distribution of illegal/controlled substances

10

General (1-10)

False identification (including possession or use of fake ID)

2

Failure to comply with a College official

2-4

Unauthorized access

2-4

Furnishing false information/Forgery

2-4

Aiding or abetting

2-4

Disorderly conduct

2-4

Theft or Damage

3-10

Vandalism*

4-8

Weapons or Dangerous Materials (including Fireworks)

5-10

Threatening and Endangering Behavior (2-10)

Aggressive physical behavior (punching, fighting, etc.)

8-10

Discrimination, harassment

4-10

Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

4-10

Hazing

5-10

Retaliation

6-10

Sexual Misconduct

2-10

Sexual Assault

10

Bullying

5-10

Other (0-8)

Housing policy violations

0-2

Life safety violations

0-4

Smoking policy violations

1-2

Discharge of fire extinguisher

6

Lewd behavior (urinating in public, streaking, flashing, etc.)

2-3

Setting off fire alarm

4-8

* Students found responsible for intentional or reckless destruction of College or private property are assigned 4-8 points. Students who accept responsibility for their behavior and inform Campus Safety or Residential Life within 48 hours of the incident will receive a point reduction at the discretion of the Administrator of Points. Any student found responsible for vandalism will be required to pay a minimum charge of $100 for repair/replacement, plus a $100 vandalism fine.

The following schedule of sanctions is not inclusive of all possible sanctions and is intended to serve as a reference for most Policy violations. Other sanctions are outlined in the Student Conduct Code and include, but are not limited to, mandatory meeting with a Dean, mandatory alcohol/drug referral to a health educator, programming/screening of a film with a reflection, a monetary fine, consultation with a specific member of the Student Affairs staff, etc.

Schedule of Common Sanctions

Points

SANCTIONS

1

Written warning

2

Educational sanction

3

Educational sanction, athletic director/coach notification for athletes

4

Parent notification, minimum of five (5) hours campus service, educational sanction

5

Loss of term abroad/study away privilege,* minimum of ten (10) hours campus service, educational sanction. May be ineligible for various student leadership positions and organization membership

6

Loss of housing selection privileges§ (including theme, Minerva, Greek, and off-campus release), minimum of fifteen (15) hours of campus service

7

Parent notification and athletic director notification for athletes, meeting with a dean

8

Probation, alcohol/drug referral to health educator, housing relocation possible, meeting with a dean

9

Sanctions recommended by a hearing board and/or issued by a Dean

10

Suspension/expulsion, subject to conduct board review. Withholding of degree up to one year for graduating seniors

* If five points are accumulated in the time period between applying for term abroad and the departure for term abroad, the student may not be allowed to participate in the program. In some cases, the nature of a violation (no matter how few points) may affect a student’s eligibility for term/study abroad privileges.

§ If six points are accumulated prior to the start of spring term, the student may not be allowed to select their own housing for the following year.

Good Samaritan Policy Regarding Points

Any situations involving the application of Union’s Good Samaritan policy will have no points assigned, but all other sanctions will still apply. Please consult the Good Samaritan policy contained in the Student Handbook for more details.