Understanding Sanctions and Remedies (Plain Text)

This guide is called “Understanding Sanctions and Remedies.” It begins with the question: “What are Sanctions and Remedies and how are they determined?,” which is answered below. The answer reads “Sanctions and Remedies are determined by the Decision maker after the Hearing has concluded. They are based on the severity, persistence, and pervasiveness of the Prohibited Conduct, as well as the degree of violence, the impact on the Complainant, prior misconduct by the Respondent, if the Respondent accepted responsibility, and prior University precedent.”

The first section is called “Sanctions for Students” and includes “Expulsion, suspension, suspension held in abeyance (suspension enforced if another violation occurs), disciplinary probation, reprimand, and warning notice which will all be documented on your record.” This section has an image of a gavel.

The next section is “Remedies for Students” and includes “A No-Contact Directive, reimbursement for counseling/other medical expenses in relation to the Title IX Prohibited Conduct, academic/housing/employment modifications, increased security, educational/training programs for the Respondent, restitution, informal/formal coaching, training, withholding of diploma, revocation of degree, organizational sanctions, or a No Contact Directive (can be used for both sanctions and remedies), a combination of remedies, or tailor fit remedies on a case by case basis.” This section’s graphic is a simple signed document.

The next section is “Classroom Accommodations” and has a simple graphic of a teacher and students looking at a chalkboard. This section reads “If the verdict states the Respondent committed title IX Prohibited Conduct then class accommodations will prioritize the Complainant. This can include removal of the Respondent from a class as well as the Complainant getting to register for classes first. Additionally, the Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) can reach out to professors for extension on class deadlines for individuals involved in a Title IX Investigation process.”

The final section is called “No Contact Directives” and has a graphic of two people facing each other with an X in between them. This section includes three bullet points. The first says “A Title IX No Contact Directive is an administrative measure taken to ensure an identified party (Complainant or Respondent) has no contact, directly or indirectly with another identified party following a report/violation of Misconduct.” The second bullet point says “Contact includes, but is not limited to, in-person contact, telephone calls, emails, texts and other forms of electronic communication, social media-based messages or postings, and third-party communications including communication through the use of proxies (using someone else to communicate for you).” The third and final bullet point in this final section says “No Contact Directives only apply on grounds and in University designated areas"