Sanctions and Outcomes
Formal sanctions, as discussed below, are intended to support the goals and mission of supporting academic success and holistic development of each student at Iowa State University. Generally, sanctions are progressive as well as educational in nature, promoting learning opportunities for individuals while preserving a safe learning environment for the university community.
The list of sanctions below is a summary of potential consequences which may result from a disciplinary hearing. In a Level 1 case, any sanction below may be issued. In a Level 2 case, only certain sanctions below may result. Additionally, sanctions are dependent upon the specific circumstances of the violation and whether a student has been found responsible for previous conduct violations.
- Disciplinary Reprimand
- Conduct Probation/Conditions
- Deferred Suspension
- Defined Length Suspension
- Indefinite Suspension
- Internet Restriction
- Removal from University Housing
- Long-Term Limitation
- Revocation of admission
- Alcohol or Other Drug Education
- Substance Abuse Assessment
- Academic Consultation
- Reflection Papers or other Assigned Papers, Projects, or Activities
- Disciplinary Reprimand: An official warning followed by the written notice to the student or student organization that their conduct is in violation of University rules and regulations.
- Conduct Probation/Conditions: A more severe sanction than a disciplinary reprimand. It is a period of review during which the student or student organization must demonstrate the ability to comply with University rules, regulations, and other requirements stipulated for the probation period. While under conduct probation, a student may be disqualified from serving as an officer of a student or campus organization or as a member of a University committee or council. The Student Conduct Administrator or Residence Student Conduct Coordinator may impose reasonable conditions upon probation which may include limitations on activity or access to University facilities for a period of seven months or less.
- Deferred Suspension: A suspension, but which is deferred subject to a definite or indefinite period of observation and review. If a student is found responsible for further violation of the Student Conduct Code or an order of a judiciary body, suspension may be recommended to the Dean of Students Office. While under deferred suspension, a student may be disqualified from serving as an officer of a student or campus organization or as a member of a University committee or council. The Student Conduct Administrator may impose reasonable conditions upon deferral, which may include limitations on activity or access to University facilities for a period of the deferred suspension.
- Defined Length Suspension: The student/student org. is dropped from the University for a specific length of time. This suspension may not be less than one semester or more than two years. Reinstatement may be contingent upon meeting any written requirements of the Student Conduct Hearing Board at the time the sanction was imposed. A hold will be placed on reentry until reinstatement is granted.
- Indefinite Suspension: The student/ student org. is dropped from the University indefinitely. Reinstatement may be contingent upon meeting any written requirements of the Student Conduct Hearing Board specified at the time the sanction was imposed. Normally, a student who is suspended indefinitely may not be reinstated for a minimum of two years. A hold will be placed on reentry until reinstatement is granted.
- Expulsion: The student/student org. is permanently deprived of their opportunity to continue at the University in any status.
- Restitution: A requirement to pay the cost of property damage or medical expenses to another student or student organization incurred during conduct violation, or to make other appropriate restitution, so long as costs do not exceed $1000.
- Internet Restriction: A limit on students' activity by restricting or revoking use of the Internet or the ISU network.
- Removal from University Housing: A resident may be removed from a residence hall or apartment. The student shall have a maximum of ten days to move. The student's access to specific living or dining areas may be restricted as part of the sanction. If the decision is appealed, the Dean of Students shall have power to waive or enforce removal while the appeal is pending. The student's original room or apartment will not be reassigned until the completion of the appeals to the Dean of Students.
- Long-Term Limitation on Activity or Access: A requirement that the student be limited in or excluded from participation in an extracurricular activity, club or organization for a period of more than five months. Access to University facilities and premises may be limited or denied.
- Revocation of Admission: If a student violates the Student Conduct Code after admission but before attendance at the University, admission may be revoked prior to attending, or during the first term after admission, and fees will be refunded.
- Education: A requirement to participate in some project, class or other activity that is relevant to the nature of the offense and appropriate for the violation. Educational sanctions may include the following:
- Referral for Substance Abuse Education
- Some other form of educational requirement appropriate for the violation
- Referral for Substance Abuse Assessment
- Referral to the Academic Success Center for Academic Consultation.
For more information related to Sanctions as outlined in the Student Disciplinary Regulations, please review Sections 5.7 and 5.8.