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Office for Student Conflict Resolution

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Appendix B

Actions Possible Related to Organizational Discipline

  1. Actions include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1. Finding of No Violation. This action can occur at any stage of the procedure. If a finding of no violation occurs, the organization has no disciplinary history. This information will not be considered in future proceedings.
    2. Charge(s) Dropped. This action shall be taken when the DO or the hearing body determines that the organization cannot be found in violation or not in violation of the university's regulations governing student conduct. The behavior may have been unrelated to the rules of conduct, evidence may be unobtainable or insufficient, etc. A dropped charge may be recharged within one calendar year of the date it was dropped. If a charge is dropped, the organization has no disciplinary history.
    3. Finding of Violation. This action occurs when the disciplinary body has established that a policy of the Student Code has been violated based on a preponderance of the information.
    4. Continuance. The Executive Director may continue the proceedings when he/she determines it is in the best interest of the university community. Respondents may appeal a continuance decision to the appropriate committee.
  2. Formal Sanction Options.
    1. University Reprimand. A University Reprimand indicates that the organizationís behavior is inappropriate for a member of the academic community. A University Reprimand is maintained in the organizationís disciplinary file for one year and would serve as a basis for further sanctioning should subsequent violations occur. If there are no further violations within that one year period, the file is destroyed.
    2. University Censure. A University Censure in an official communication that an organizationís behavior is inappropriate for a member of the academic community. A University Censure is maintained in the organizationís disciplinary file for four years and would serve as a basis for further sanctioning should subsequent violations occur.
    3. Conduct Probation. Conduct Probation is a strong communication that an organization student is no longer in good disciplinary standing with the academic community. Any subsequent violations of the Student Code will be evaluated in the context of the organizationís probationary status. Conduct Probation is maintained for seven years after the end of the probationary period.
    4. Suspension. Suspension of registered organization status shall be imposed upon an organization when the hearing body determines that the organization's relationship with the university must be suspended for a definite period of time. Suspension records are maintained indefinitely. At the end of a suspension period, the organization is placed on Conduct Probation for two years, unless mitigating circumstances warrant a different sanction.
    5. Revocation. Revocation of registered organization status shall be imposed upon an organization when the hearing body determines that the organizationís relationship with the university must be terminated. When revocation is imposed upon an organization, the organization may petition the original hearing body for recognition by the university after the specified time. Revocation records are maintained indefinitely. At such time as an organization successfully achieves recognition by the university, the organization is placed on Conduct Probation for two years, unless mitigating circumstances warrant a different sanction.
    6. Formal Sanction Held in Abeyance. In rare cases, the Senate Committee, appropriate subcommittee, or DO may determine that a certain sanction is the appropriate formal sanction for an organization, but strong mitigating circumstances warrant holding the formal sanction in abeyance. The organization will continue to be recognized under restrictions and conditions. An organization found to have violated the conditions or restrictions of a formal sanction held in abeyance will minimally have the formal sanction imposed. Formal sanctions held in abeyance for organizations must include an expiration date.
  3. Other Conditions or Restrictions.
    1. Other educational sanctions. This may include but is not limited to mandated service to the community, educational programs, research and reflective essays, presentations to the community, restitution, letters of apology, or other related discretionary sanctions.
    2. Restrictions. The organization is restricted from certain activities (e.g. serving alcohol at social events; participation in university activities and events; recruitment, or other restrictions deemed just and appropriate).
  4. The Senate Committee on Student Discipline may authorize any other sanctions it deems to be just and appropriate.
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