Educational Sanctions address the cause of inappropriate behavior, are non-punitive in nature, and are directly related to the developmental issues that the student needs to learn. Sanctions imposed will be situational and dependent on the student's commitment to changing behavior, level of self-responsibility, and personal circumstances.
Some potential educational sanctions include, but are not limited to:
Warning Letter: An official notice that states that if there is a repeated violation of
University policy, rules or regulations, the student can expect additional conduct
Restrictions: Conditions imposed on a student that would specifically dictate and
limit future presence on campus and participation in University activities. The
restrictions involved will be clearly identified and may include but are not limited to a
University order forbidding the Charged Student from all contact with the
Complainant. Restrictions may also apply to denial of operating a motorized vehicle
36 (including golf carts) on campus, access and use of University services, and presence
in certain buildings or locations on campus.
Alcohol and/or Substance Use Educational Sanctions: These educational
sanctions may be comprised of online educational modules, in person assessments
and follow-up meetings, or external assessments.
Attitudes and Alternatives Program (AAP): An educational service offered to USF students who are concerned about their substance use. This sanction is appropriate for 1st time drug violations, severe alcohol violations and/or more than one alcohol violation. The AAP requires approximately five hours over a one month time period, during which the participant will complete an individual interview, several questionnaires and assignments, and receive feedback and guidance specific to his or her circumstances.
Civility and Community Standards Workshop: A 1 hour workshop offered by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The course provides students with an understanding of civility and it's role in communities. The workshop is intended to help students evaluate their own actions and their effects on the community as a whole.
Ethics and Community Standards Workshop: A 3 hour workshop offered by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The course covers values and ethical decision making. It is intended to provide students with information that will promote an understanding of ethics and the role that ethics has in everyday life. . For initial review officers, please consult Student Rights and Responsibilities prior to assigning this sanction.
Conduct Probation: An official sanction that places the student's enrollment
dependent upon the maintenance of satisfactory citizenship during the period of
probation. When probation is imposed as a sanction, the student should be advised of
the consequences of violation of probation. Any student placed on conduct probation
may be restricted from participating in certain University activities as specified by the
Director of OSRR or designee or as regulated by other University departments.
Suspension: Termination of a student's privilege to attend the University for a
specified period of time. This may include a restrictive order that would exclude the
person from campus. In cases where the student resides on campus, the student will
be given reasonable time to vacate the residence halls (i.e. 24 to 48 hours).
Expulsion: Permanent termination of a student's privilege to attend the University.
This may include a restrictive order that would exclude the person from campus. In
cases where the student resides on campus, the student will be given reasonable time
to vacate the residence halls (i.e. 24 to 48 hours).