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Possible Sanctions

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The information provided below is to highlight possible consequences for typical policy violations of The Student Code and is not absolute; individual circumstances will be reviewed in detail before a decision is rendered. Aggravating factors will also be considered. Please see The Student Code for a description of all sanctions.

Alcohol Violations

  • Underage possession or use of alcohol with no aggravating factors: Warning, UConn Compass, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
  • Underage possession or use of alcohol with aggravating factors (such as conduct history, amount of alcohol, other minor violations): University Probation, Removal from Housing, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
  • Possession or use of an excessive amount of alcohol: University Probation, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
  • Possession of a common source of alcohol: University Probation, Removal from Housing, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
  • DUI/DWI: University Suspension
  • Procurement of alcohol for minors: University Suspension

Drug Violations

  • Possession and/or use of marijuana with no aggravating factors: Warning, UConn Compass, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
  • Possession and/or use of marijuana with aggravating factors (such as conduct history, amount of marijuana, other minor violations): University Probation, Removal from Housing, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
  • Possession and/or use of illegal drugs (such as heroin, cocaine, large amounts of marijuana) or of legal medication which is being used outside the parameters of a medical authorization: University Suspension
  • Intent to and/or sale, distribution of controlled substances and/or drugs: University Expulsion

Assault/threatening behavior

  • University Expulsion

Damage

  • University Probation, Removal from Housing, Restitution

The information below highlights behaviors that may result in the most serious of possible sanctions: Suspension or Expulsion. The below information is not absolute. Any violation can result in Suspension or Expulsion depending on the factors and individual circumstances of the case.
Violations which will generally result in Suspension or Expulsion:

  • Any violation of The Student Code if the student is currently on University Probation
  • Participating in or inciting others to participate in the violent disruption of any University activity
  • Physical assault or abuse
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Possession or use of illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, or medications not prescribed to the individual
  • Intent to and/or sale, distribution of controlled substances and/or drugs
  • Distributing alcohol/drugs to minors
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Serious or multiple cases of academic misconduct
  • Falsifying University information

Any mandated referral to the services offered by the Department of Wellness and Prevention Services includes a user fee that will be assessed to students’ University accounts.

Please know the decisions you make may have consequences. Some consequences may be more severe than others depending upon the situation. Remember, as a student at the University of Connecticut, you are responsible for your own actions!