These articles are part of the ModelCampus: Title IX Action Guide.
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List Clear and Appropriate Sanctions

Identify possible sanctions that the college/university may impose following a final determination of institutional disciplinary proceeding regarding IPV, stalking, and sexual violence. Appropriate sanctions for IPV, stalking, and sexual violence offenses include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Changes in Academic Schedule: Requiring the responding party to make changes in class schedule to ensure that no classes are shared with the victim/survivor.
  • Community Restitution: Requiring the responding party to perform a certain number of service hours either on-campus or in the community. It is not appropriate to send them to an office that regularly works with victims/survivors such as a counseling center, women’s center, student health or DV/SA office.
  • Educational Intervention: Requiring the responding party to participate in online and/or physical classes addressing issues such as IPV, stalking, and sexual violence. This may include facilitating a program, creating educational posters regarding institutional policies and student conduct, or writing a paper.
  • Expulsion: A permanent separation from the institution that involves denial of all student privileges, including entrance to the institution premises and matriculation. Expulsions are permanently recorded on a student’s transcript.
  • Probation: A status that indicates either serious misconduct not warranting expulsion, suspension, or removal of institutional privileges, or repetition of misconduct after a warning has been imposed.
  • Referral for Assessment or Counseling: Requiring the responding party to meet with a staff member of the health or counseling center to have an assessment of their mental health and lifestyle choices. The health or counseling center may also recommend further evaluation and participation in counseling services. This health or counseling center may be on or off campus.
  • Removal of College Privileges: Restrictions on the responding party’s access to certain locations, functions, organizations, teams, and/or activities; does not preclude the respondent from continuing their academic program.
  • Removal or Non-Renewal of Scholarships: Institution-administered scholarships are not awarded or are not renewed to students that have violated the student code of conduct.
  • Residential Reassignment: Removes the responding party from current residence and reassigns to a new room. Specific restrictions on access to one’s previous residence may be imposed.
  • Restitution/Fines: The responding party may be fined for violations of the policies and procedures outlined by the institutions. The individual may be required to make a payment to the institution and/or another person or group for damages incurred as a result of the violation.
  • Suspension: A temporary separation from the institution that involves denial of all student privileges, including entrance to campus premises, and may include conditions for reinstatement, such as successful completion of a counseling or treatment program. A warning of actual suspension may be imposed if counseling or treatment is not successfully completed. Suspensions are permanently recorded on a student’s transcript.
  • Termination of Residency: Loss of on-campus housing, without refund, and/or dining privileges, permanently or for a specified period of time.
  • Transcript Entry: May be implemented on its own or in combination with another sanction. The entry will indicate that a student was found responsible for IPV, stalking, and/or sexual violence. Expulsions and suspensions are also permanently recorded on a student’s transcript.
  • Withholding of Degree: The institution maintains the right to withhold the awarding of a degree otherwise earned until the completion of any imposed sanctions.