(1) One or more of the following disciplinary sanctions may be imposed for any violation of this conduct code:
(a) Disciplinary reprimand. A respondent may be issued a written disciplinary reprimand.
(b) Disciplinary probation. A respondent may be placed on disciplinary probation (meaning formal conditions are imposed on the respondent's continued attendance). The time period for the disciplinary probation and any conditions shall be specified. Failure to fulfill conditions of the disciplinary probation in a timely manner will extend the probationary period (and the conditions) and may result in additional disciplinary sanctions.
(c) Restitution. A respondent may be required to make restitution for damage or other loss of property and for injury to persons. The university may put a conduct hold in place if the respondent fails to pay or to make in writing university-approved arrangements to pay restitution.
(d) Loss of privileges. A respondent may be denied specified privileges for a designated period of time such as the privilege to participate in a particular campus activity and may be restricted from any or all university premises for a specific duration.
(e) Suspension. A respondent may be suspended (i.e., temporarily separated) from the university for a specified period of time. Conditions of suspension may be imposed and will be specified. Except as otherwise specified in the final order, all conditions must be fulfilled before the end of the suspension period. Failure to fulfill all conditions of suspension in a timely manner will extend the suspension period and any conditions, and may result in additional disciplinary sanctions. The university may put a conduct hold in place during the suspension period.
(f) Dismissal. A respondent may be dismissed (i.e., permanently separated) from the university.
(g) Sanctions for hazing. In addition to other sanctions, a student who is found responsible for participating in hazing of another shall forfeit any entitlement to state-funded grants, scholarships, or awards for a specified period of time.
(2) In determining an appropriate sanction for a violation of this code, factors that may be considered include, but are not limited to:
(a) The seriousness, severity, persistence, or pervasiveness of the prohibited conduct;
(b) The nature or violence, if applicable, of the prohibited conduct;
(c) The impact on the complainant and/or university community;
(d) The respondent's past disciplinary record with the university;
(e) Whether the respondent has accepted responsibility for the prohibited conduct;
(f) The maintenance of a safe, nondiscriminatory and respectful environment conducive to learning; and/or
(g) Any other mitigating, aggravating, or compelling factors that the presiding officer determines to be relevant and admissible.
(3) The use of alcohol or drugs by a respondent will not be considered a mitigating factor in imposing discipline.
(4) If a respondent withdraws from the university (or fails to reenroll) before completing a sanction, the sanction must be completed prior to or upon the respondent's reenrollment, depending on the nature of the sanction. Completion of disciplinary sanctions may be considered in applications for readmission to the university.