Residence Life Judicial Sanctions
Students living with the Department of Residence Life have certain rights and responsibilities. Included in the responsibilities are an awareness of standards of appropriate behavior and the exercise of self-discipline.
We expect students to act independently and maturely while in residence. Policies and procedures are established to outline standards by which all members of the community can live together and the Department of Residence Life can function appropriately; we expect students to comply with all policies and procedures. The Division of Student and University Advancement and the Department of Residence Life designed a conduct process that addresses inappropriate or illegal behavior, with the primary goal of promoting a safe community environment. Our efforts in addressing inappropriate behavior are intended to both educate the individual regarding expected future behavior, while also protecting the entire campus community from disruptive and/or unsafe behavior.
If a resident is documented for a policy violation then a sanction is usually assigned to the student. Below is a list of possible sanctions. Along with each sanction is a charge associated with the sanction. Sanction charges range from $25.00 up to $250.00 depending upon the policy violation the judicial history of the resident.
Residence Life Judicial Sanctions
Verbal Warning: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor policy violation or because this is their first documentation for a policy violation. The purpose of the verbal warning is to clearly outline the behavior that is against policy and the possibility of more sanctions if the behavior does not change.
Written Warning: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor or major policy violation or because this is their first documentation for a policy violation. The purpose of the written warning is to clearly outline the behavior that is against policy and the possibility of more sanctions if behavior does not change.
Residence Life Probation: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a serious policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations, but they can remain in the on-campus community. The conditions of probation can vary. Conditions of probation can include no further policy violations, counseling, restitution, community service, and other sanctions. Failure to comply could result in more sanctions or loss of housing eligibility.
Loss of Housing: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a serious policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations to which no behavioral change has occurred.
Alcohol Education Class: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. This one-hour class discusses alcohol use and abuse on college campuses with a charge of $50.00
UAF Police Department Educational: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. This one-hour class, presented by a member of the UAF Police department, discusses state and federal laws, UAFPD’s role on campus, alcohol, drugs, with a charge of $50.00
Alcohol/Drug/Counseling Assessment Referral: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. This is a one-hour session offered by the Student Health and Counseling Center that addresses issues of alcohol, drug use, mental and emotional issues. This sanction has a cost of $55.00.
Judicial Educator Module(s): Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. A list of all modules and their content description is provided below. This sanction has a cost of $50.00 and a web based.
Study Hall: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. This is a session, overseen by a member of the Residence Life staff, to assist students in academic efforts.
Loss of guest privileges: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. If students violate the visitation policy or if guests are involved in policy violations, all individuals they can lose their visitation privileges for campus housing for up to one year. This sanction has a cost of $25.00.
Administratively trespassed: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. Residence Life staff can trespass individuals based on policy violations and can involve the police if the documented behavior warrants involvement.
Community Service: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. Students can be assigned community service to provide structured time management.
Written and Verbal Apology: Is a sanction assigned to a student for a minor/major policy violation or because they have a history of multiple policy violations. At times, it is requested that students make either verbal or written apologies. This is based on the situation and documented behavior.
- Key teaching points in this module:
- What is academic cheating?
- The prevalence of cheating on college campuses today (research data)
- Why do students cheat, cheating and low self-esteem
- Moral and ethical reasoning as it relates to making the decision to cheat
- Ethical principles and decision-making
- The implications of getting caught
- Strategies a student can use to eliminate the need to cheat
Alcohol Module 1: Choosing A Direction
- Key teaching points in this module:
- If you choose to consume, how can you do so responsibly?
- What is alcohol poisoning and what should you do if someone you know may have it?
- The concept of “tolerance” as it relates to alcohol consumption
- Characteristics of high-risk consumption
- Positives and negatives of consumption
- Social norms – actual vs. perceived consumption
- Strategies to help students determine if there is a problem
- Long-term effects of consumption
- Helping a friend
Alcohol Module 2: Choosing Options
- Education and feedback to assist students in evaluating whether they have a problem with alcohol pertaining to: average number of drinks per week consumed, binge drinking and social norms; regularity of consumption; BAC; and unsafe behavior
- Abuse vs. dependence vs. addiction
- Things you can do if you think you have a problem
- What are copyright laws and how do they apply to the Internet
- On-line auction ethics
- Safety tips for blogs and social networking sites
- How to prevent cyber stalking and identity theft
- Tips for safely meeting people on-line
- Ideas for keeping your computer safe
- Ideas for keeping technology from overwhelming a student’s life
Civility and Respect
- An overview of the concept of respect
- Maintaining civility in times of disagreement and hardship
- Incivility defined and examples of incivility
- Free speech and civility
- 8 Tips for behaving in a civil manner
- Understanding trigger points as they relate to uncivil or disrespectful behavior
- The Decisional Balance Sheet: A technique for critically analyzing outcomes of civil or uncivil behavior
Dating Violence & Date Rape: You Need To Know
- Dating violence and the behaviors associated with unhealthy relationships
- Questions to help viewers determine if they are a potential abuser
- What is date and acquaintance rape and how prevalent is it?
- The myths and facts about sexual assault
- The causes of rape
- The traumatic effects of rape
Fire Safety – College Student Guide For Living
- Current events and news about fires on campus
- Prohibited Items and actions in the halls
- Evacuation tips in the event of fire
- Information on fire and smoke and why it is so dangerous
- Recommended for use by students who
- Failed to evacuate during a fire alarm
- Through carelessness have negligently (but not maliciously) activated a fire alarm
- Have violated minor fire safety policy violations
- Are disorderly or uncooperative during an evacuation
From “Me” to “We”: Living Successfully In A Community
- The definition of community and its relevance to on-campus living
- How to be a good community member
- Strategies for managing the inevitable conflicts that occur in a community
- Understanding the difference between individual rights as a community member, and the responsibilities that accompany them
- Policy rationale
- 8 Steps for being a better community member
- How communities make and carry out decisions
Harassment: There’s No Excuse for Abuse
- What is verbal and written harassment?
- What is harassment as it relates to violation of property and personal space and safety?
- What is harassment as it relates to unwanted sexual interest?
- Students will learn whether they are part of the problem as it relates to harassment
- Students will learn how to be part of the solution when it relates to harassment
- The definition of a healthy relationship
- The basic components of healthy relationships
- Tools for maintaining healthy relationships
- Effective communication
- Healthy problem solving
How to Live Successfully with a Roommate: A Blueprint for Success
- Experience, expectations and communication and their relationship to successful roommate relations
- The ways people handle conflict
- Communication styles – non-assertive, assertive, aggressive
- Respect, perspective taking, stereotypes and parental/friend involvement as they relate to successful roommate relations
- Win-win communication strategies
- Typical causes of roommate conflicts with example problems and ideas for collaborative and compromising solutions
- How students should manage a roommate conflict
- When should staff be involved
I Am So Angry
- Understanding anger, its effects and manifestations
- Non-productive anger management strategies
- Productive strategies and tactics for managing anger
Living Responsible in an Off-Campus Environment
- The definition and concept of “neighbor”
- How to understand and meet the needs of neighbors
- Ideas for living responsibly in a neighborhood
- Understanding local noise ordinances
- Responsible party hosting: prior to the party
- Responsible party hosting: during and after the party
- The negative consequences of living irresponsibly in an off-campus neighborhood
Marijuana: Herb, Drug or Medicine?
- Smoking marijuana in the halls and the likely loss of housing privileges
- Research: THC and other chemicals in marijuana
- Marijuana and addiction
- Toxicity and detoxification issues with marijuana
- THC and the brain
- Marijuana and the body
- The societal impact of marijuana smoking
- Marijuana and medicine
- Legalization issues
Personal Decision Making and Responsibility: The Moments of Truth
- Those decisions are made as part of the normal routine of each day
- Strategies for making well thought out decisions
- Taking responsibility for action and inaction
- Putting decisions into action
- The five steps in intelligent decision-making
Safe Living on a College Campus
- The importance of locking your room door
- Key and ID security
- Keeping others informed of your whereabouts
- Paying attention to surroundings
- Keeping the exterior entrances to the residence halls secure
- Responsibly hosting guests in the residence halls
- Fire safety
- Safety tips for overall living
- “Did you know” facts about smoking
- Statistics about smoking
- College student targeting by tobacco companies
- The cost of tobacco and smoking
- The dangers of second hand smoke and smokeless tobacco
- Quitting tips and “stages of change”
- Long and short term strategies to help students quit smoking
Understanding and Managing Conflict
- Common views of conflict
- Defining and understanding conflict
- The five basic conflict styles
- Strategies for handling conflict situations
Understanding Myself and Others: Similarities and Differences
- Understanding yourself and the things that are key to your identity
- Understanding how individual identity impacts interactions with others
- Understanding components of culture
- Concepts for learning about people who are different
- Marginality and mattering as concepts in relation to community
- Awareness and appreciation in relation to community