Sanctions

The following sanctions may be imposed upon any member of the College Community found to have violated the Sex and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy. Factors considered in sanctioning are defined in the Student Code of Conduct. The following are the typical sanctions that may be imposed upon students or organizations singly or in combination:

Student Sanctions (listed below and defined in the Ursinus Student Handbook)

  • Warning
  • Probation
  • Suspension
  • Dismissal
  • Withholding Diploma
  • Revocation of Degree
  • Transcript Notation
  • Organizational Sanctions
  • Other Actions

Sanctioning for Sexual Misconduct

  • Any person found responsible for a Sexual Assault violation (where no intercourse has occurred) will likely receive a sanction ranging from probation to dismissal, depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous disciplinary violations.*
  • Any person found responsible for a Sexual Assault violation (where intercourse occurred) will likely face a recommended sanction of suspension or dismissal.*
  • Any person found responsible for a Sexual Exploitation or Sexual Harassment violation will likely receive a recommended sanction ranging from warning to dismissal, depending on the severity of the incident, and taking into account any previous disciplinary violations.*

*The sanctioning official or hearing body reserves the right to broaden or lessen any range of recommended sanctions in the case of serious mitigating circumstances or egregiously offensive behavior. Neither the initial hearing officers nor any appeals body or officer will deviate from the range of recommended sanctions unless compelling justification exists to do so.