Sanctions

Students and student organizations of Ohio University accept the responsibility to abide by all Ohio University policies. Proven failure to meet these obligations will justify appropriate disciplinary sanctions. Disciplinary sanctions are defined as follows:

1.  Reprimand is an official notification of unacceptable behavior and a violation of the student code of conduct. Any further misconduct may result in more serious disciplinary sanctions.

2.  Disciplinary Probation is a conditional status imposed for a designated period of time. Further violation of the student code of conduct while on probation will be viewed not only as a violation based upon the act itself, but also as an A-18 (Violation of Disciplinary Probation) which may result in further action up to and including suspension or expulsion. Disciplinary probation may place specific restrictions on the student or student organization. These may vary with each case and may include restriction from participating in intercollegiate athletics, study abroad programs, extracurricular and/or Residential Housing activities. 

3.  Suspension is the loss of privileges of enrollment at Ohio University for a designated period of time and prohibits a student from being present without permission on the property of any campus of Ohio University. A student's suspension shall not exceed one calendar year following the effective date of the sanction. 
a.  A student organization's suspension is a temporary revocation of university recognition. A student organization suspension will not exceed five years. 
b.  Suspension may be considered for A level offenses.
c.  Please refer to the Suspension FAQ Sheet under "Forms and Handouts". 

4.  Expulsion is the permanent loss of privileges of enrollment at Ohio University and prohibits a student from ever being present without permission on the property of any campus of Ohio University. Expulsion will be noted on the student's permanent record. A student organization expulsion is the permanent revocation of university recognition of that organization.
a.  Expulsion may be considered for A level offenses.   
b.  The sanction of expulsion is the only disciplinary sanction reflected on a student's official academic transcript. 

Note: Other areas of the university, such as academic units, student employment, and student activities, may place specific restrictions on students or student organizations who are on disciplinary sanctions. Notification of a sanction will be made in accordance with Ohio University Student Code of Conduct Section 12: Release of Disciplinary Records.  

Please also view our Sanctioning Guidelines for Drug and Alcohol Offenses and our Sanctioning Guidelines for Sexual Assault under "Sanctioning Guidelines".