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Judicial Sanctions

Judicial Sanctions

If you are found responsible for a judicial charge, you can expect to receive one or more judicial sanction. The primary purpose of judicial sanctions is to be educational. When deciding appropriate sanctions, the hearing officer or judicial council will consider such factors as:
  • The nature of the offense
  • Severity of damage, injury or harm resulting from the offense
  • The student's honesty and cooperation (or lack thereof) with staff during the incident and subsequent judicial proceedings
  • Past judicial history of the student, including the completion of past judicial sanctions
  • Present demeanor of the student
  • Whether the student promptly took responsibility for his or her actions

Descriptions of Judicial Sanctions

Disciplinary Warning: An official written notification that a student's behavior is in violation of University regulations or standards and clarifies expected behavior in the future. Further judicial violations may be treated with more serious sanctions.

Disciplinary Probation: An indication that future violations within the probationary period shall result in more severe disciplinary action, which may include suspension or dismissal from the University. Probationary status is issued for a stated period of time, and may include specific restrictions on the student.

Community Restitution: A requirement to perform a specified number of hours doing community restitution with a non-profit or community-based organization. This sanction will be fulfilled either on campus (e.g. with residential life housekeeping) or off-campus, as specified in the decision letter. To find out where you can do community restitution, contact the community restitution coordinator, or get copies of the community restitution packet, click here.

Consultation: A one-on-one meeting with a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the Alcohol and Drug Services office. The purpose of a consultation is to help the student identify patterns of behavior, risk factors, and to identify whether the student should be referred other education or to sessions with a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor off-campus. Consultations meet for approximately 90 minutes and carry a $100.00 fine.

Alternatives to Violence: This six session group is intended as an educational and support experience. The major purpose is to help students learn positive ways of reducing stress and interacting with others. This course is run through the UVM Counseling Center.

Fines: Some violations carry manditory fines, including:

  • Having a Common Source - $150.00
  • Discharging a Fire Alarm - $500.00
  • Being on a University Roof - $100.00
  • Paying restitution for property damage

Suspension from the University: Suspension is a separation from the University of Vermont for a specified period of time. Such a separation prohibits attendance of any classes, social events or other functions, or visiting University grounds or buildings unless by written permission from the University.

Dismissal from the University: Dismissal is a permanent separation from the University of Vermont. Such a separation prohibits attendance of any classes, social events or other functions, or visiting University grounds or buildings unless by written permission from the University.

Last modified September 22 2005 11:15 AM

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