Sanctions and Retaliation

Because sexual misconduct can manifest itself in a range of severity, the University has established 3 levels of severity (see below). The sanctioning administrator (coordinator/investigator) reserves the right to evaluate the gravity of the student’s behavior (Severity Level 1, 2, or 3) and impose any of the sanctions listed below to remediate the violation, as deemed appropriate.

The minimum sanction for students found responsible for sexual misconduct that includes sexual penetration is University suspension for one year or until the survivor graduates or otherwise leaves the University for an indefinite period of time, whichever is longer. Sexual penetration includes vaginal or anal penetration by a penis, tongue, finger or object, or oral copulation by mouth-to-genital contact or genital-to-mouth contact.

Any multiple violations not identified below are subject to any sanction identified below including suspension and expulsion. Sexual Misconduct violations accumulate over the student’s entire academic career.

1st Offense Severity Level 1 (48 a, d, & e)

Online education program as appropriate; counseling as appropriate; mediation as appropriate; letter of reprimand; housing relocation for residents; academic class section reassignment.

  • Fee: $50 - $100
  • Points: 2-5
  • Sanctions: Up to 6 months’ Probation

2nd Offense Severity Level 1 (48 a, c, d, & e) or 1st Offense - Severity Level 2 (48 a, d, & e)

Online education program as appropriate; counseling as appropriate; mediation as appropriate; letter of reprimand; housing relocation for residents; academic class section reassignment.

  • Fee: $100 - $200
  • Points: 6-9
  • Sanctions: Up to 6-12 months’ Probation

3rd Offense Severity Level 1 or 2nd Offense - Severity Level 2 / Severity Level 3 (48a, b, c, d, & e)

Loss of privileges; student worker position revoked; documentation of a completed program through a licensed agency with agency’s recommendation for return.

  • Fee: None
  • Points: None
  • Sanctions: University Suspension or Expulsion

Sexual misconduct can manifest itself in a wide range of behavior. Therefore, the University has empowered the sanctioning administrator to evaluate the gravity of the employee’s behavior and impose any of the sanctions listed below to address the violation as deemed appropriate.

The minimum sanction for those found responsible for sexual misconduct that includes sexual penetration is University employment termination.  Sexual penetration includes vaginal or anal penetration by a penis, tongue, finger or object, or oral copulation by mouth-to-genital contact or genital-to-mouth contact.

Multiple violations not identified below are subject to any sanction identified below including up to termination.

Violations

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Stalking

Sanction (some or all as listed below)

  • Verbal warning
  • Written warning with memorandum to the employees employment file
  • Performance Plan to address behavior
  • Education program to address behavior

Violations

  • Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Stalking, Domestic and Dating Violence

Sanction (some or all as listed below)

  • Employment Termination

Retaliation

Retaliation against an individual for alleging harassment or discrimination, supporting a complaint or for assisting in providing information relevant to a claim of harassment or discrimination is a serious violation of University policy and will be treated as an instance of harassment or discrimination.   Acts of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately to the Title IX Coordinator and will be promptly investigated.  The University will take all appropriate actions to protect individuals who fear that they may be subjected to retaliation.