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Sanctions

The following is a list of commonly assigned sanctions. Please refer to your sanction form for specific details from your conduct officer. If you are unsure of which sanction(s) you have to complete, please contact the Office of Student Conduct Administration at 860-768-7834 or stop by their office in GSU 307 as soon as possible. Once your deadline has passed, the staff member or office that sponsors your sanction(s) cannot give you an extension and will consider you non-compliant.

Alcohol EDU
An online alcohol education program that takes approximately three (3) hours to complete. This version is different from the one you took as an incoming student. You must pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75 or higher. This program costs $25. To sign up for Alcohol EDU, go to the Connections Health Education Center in Commons 116.

Apology Letter
This assignment asks you to write an apology letter to a specific person. Be advised that this letter cannot be written in a way that justifies your actions. Defensiveness or inappropriate language will not be accepted. You are expected to reflect on the incident that occurred and reflect on how your actions impacted your community as well as the individual(s) you are apologizing to.

BASICS
BASICS is a confidential one-on-one appointment with a trained wellness professional on campus. The program costs $50 (alcohol) or $100 (drug). To make your BASICS appointment, go to the Connections Health Education Center in Commons 116 with a list of dates and times that you are available to complete your meeting.

CHOICES
A one time alcohol/drug prevention program. CHOICES is offered once per month. All sessions are from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Commons 116. Your conduct officer will let you know when the next class is offered. If you have any questions about the program or dates, stop by the Connections Health Education Center in Commons 116. CHOICES costs $25 (alcohol) or $50 (drug).

Compensatory Service
Compensatory service hours provide you with an opportunity to give back to the community on or off campus. Your conduct officer will set the number of hours due and help connect you to a service opportunity. You might help out with events in your residential community, participate in hall council, work behind the scenes at the Sports Center, assist with furniture-related work orders, go to a soup kitchen or assisted living center, work with Community Day, etc.

The person you are expected to work with will be listed on your sanction form. It is your responsibility to contact him/her to set up times for service completion. If you wait until the last minute to contact your compensatory service hours supervisor, he/she may not be able to work with your schedule. It is best to contact your supervisor as soon as you receive your sanction form.

C.O.R.E.
Community Opportunity Resident Education (C.O.R.E.) is a group Student Conduct Hearing. Your student conduct history is taken into consideration, but not everyone who is documented for an incident will be invited to attend C.O.R.E.  An email invitation will be sent to you if you are eligible. You will be asked to RSVP to attend C.O.R.E. Attendance is not mandatory, but recommended.  If you are not invited to C.O.R.E. you will be scheduled for an individual hearing.

Loss of Room Selection Participation
You cannot participate in room selection, which includes anchoring and living with groups that receive priority housing (RAs, RFAs, etc.). You may re-apply for housing on or after May 1.

If a student’s room selection privileges are revoked after room selection has happened, the Office of Residential Life reserves the right to pull the student’s fall housing assignment.

Marijuana 101
An online marijuana education program that takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The program costs $50. To sign up for Marijuana 101, go to the Connections Health Education Center in Commons 116.

Probation
A designated period of time in which your student conduct record is on “elevated alert.” If you break probation by violating the code of conduct or failing to comply with sanctions due, you may face a loss of room selection privileges, a ban from Spring Fling, or suspension from housing/the University. During your probationary period, your conduct officer reserves the right to call you in for follow up meetings.

Written Assignment
The nature of each written assignment varies based on your student conduct history and the type of violation you are responsible for. Your conduct officer will provide you with details about your paper, including length, spacing, and content.

Written Warning
A basic expectation that you will not be involved in any further student conduct violations. If you go through the conduct system again, you will face harsher sanctions.

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The University's Conduct system recognizes that students are members of the university community, and also members of the society at large. Every effort is made to ensure that the disciplinary process is fundamentally fair, equitable and in accordance with the University's statements concerning personal rights and freedoms. Sanctions are designed and administered with the goal of developing, refining, and teaching ethical and cultural values.


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