Student Handbook

3.7.2 Benchmark Sanctions

In addition to the typical sanctions that may be imposed, additional or more severe sanctions may be imposed if a student is found to have engaged in certain prohibited conduct. If a student is found "responsible" for certain types of violations, the following benchmark sanctions are a starting point for determining the appropriate sanction. Actual sanctions imposed are determined on a case-by-case basis and may be greater or lesser than the benchmark sanctions. These benchmark sanctions are intended to offer guidance to the individuals and panels imposing and recommending sanctions, and to alert students of the serious nature of certain violations. Although benchmarks are only provided for certain violations, sanctions may be imposed for violations that are not included in this list. Further, this list does not limit the forms of sanctions that may be assessed through the Student Conduct Process.