Article XI - Range of Sanctions

  1. When the Dean of Students determines it is necessary to stop a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, as permitted under the Statement of Student Rights [2200, Section IV, Para. 1], the Dean of Students (or a designee), with the concurrence of the chair of the UJC, if and when he or she is available, may impose an interim university or residence hall suspension prior to the hearing before the UJC. [ed. 7-00, 8-07]
    1. Interim suspension may be imposed only to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the university community or preservation of property, to ensure the student‟s own physical or emotional safety and well-being, or if the student poses a definite threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the university.
    2. During the interim suspension, the student shall be denied access to the residence halls and/or the campus (including classes) and/or all other university activities or privileges for which the student might otherwise be eligible, as the Dean of Students (or a designee), with the concurrence of the chair of the UJC, if and when he or she is available, may determine to be appropriate. [ed. 8-07]
    3. As soon as is practicable, the student subjected to an interim suspension shall be provided notice of the reasons for the university‟s action and shall be accorded the normal procedures of the UJC, including the filing of a complaint and the right to a hearing.
  2. Sanctions that may be imposed are listed here in order of their severity:
    1. warning;
    2. probation (with terms and length as determined by the UJC);
    3. withheld suspension (failure to comply with the terms of probation results in immediate suspension from UI);
    4. suspension (removal from UI for a specific length of time, e.g., semester or academic year);
    5. expulsion (indefinite removal from UI).
  3. Before the UJC may impose a sanction of withheld suspension, suspension, or expulsion, the UJC must make a specific finding in writing that the student‟s misconduct seriously and critically endangered the essential operation of UI or the safety of members of the university community [see 2200, IV-9].
  4. In addition to the sanctions enumerated in paragraph 1, the UJC may impose any combination of the following and may include them as terms of probation:
    1. a. community service (to be performed for a specified period of time under the direction of the Dean of Students); [ed. 8-07]
    2. restitution of damages;
    3. special sanctions deemed appropriate and reasonable by the UJC (e.g., counseling, restrictions on behavior, or requiring letters of apology to be written);
    4. administrative fees not exceeding $25.
    5. penalties for disruption of the judicial process range from warning though suspension, depending on the severity of offense.
  5. When appropriate, a student may be given the option of working off the equivalent of restitution for UI at the minimum wage.
  6. If sanctions, including community service hours and restitution imposed by the UJC, have not been completed or if sanctions agreed to by a student in an agreed settlement have not been completed, UI, at the discretion of the Dean of Students or the dean‟s designee, may deny a student the privilege of reregistering, may hold transcripts and/or diplomas, and may refuse to release information based on the student's record. [ed. 8-07] 21
  7. Sanctions affection a student‟s residence in UI-controlled housing may be imposed. These sanctions are loss of privileges within living group and temporary or permanent removal from UI-controlled housing.
  8. Sanctions already imposed by civil or criminal process are taken into account when any UI sanction is imposed.
  9. Extensive, organized, serious, or repeated violations of this code are taken into account when determining the appropriate sanctions.
  10. The Regents of the University of Idaho adopted guidelines for enforcing campus alcohol regulations. Minimum sanctions for violations of Article VIII, section 1 and 2 of the Student Code of Conduct are listed below. These sanctions will be minimum standards and more severe sanctions may be applied.
    1. First Infraction 
    2. Infraction Sanction
      1.Open container or minor in possession violations.
      1.Referral to judicial council for education programs and payment of administrative costs.
      2. Illegal distribution of alcohol.
      2. Referral to judicial council with sanctions to include community service, period of probation, administrative costs, and education programs.
    3. Second Infraction
    4. Infraction Sanction
      1. Without injury; or without conduct likely to lead to injury.
      1. Referral to judicial council or similar authority for action which must include a treatment and/or education program.
      2. With injury; or conduct likely to lead to injury.
      2. Referral to the proper administrative body of the institution for action must include notification to the criminal justice system, strict probation, and, a treatment or education program.
    5. Third Infraction
    6. Infraction Sanction
      1. Without injury; or without conduct likely to lead to injury.
      1. Referral to the appropriate administrative body of the institution for appropriate action, which must include, at least, suspension from school for one semester.
      2. With injury; or conduct likely to lead to injury.
      2. Referral to the appropriate administrative body of the institution for appropriate action, which must include, at least, referral to the criminal justice system and expulsion from the institution for one year.