Sanctions for Gender-Based Discrimination

Sanctions for Gender-Based Discrimination

Sanctions for Gender-Based Discrimination

The following are possible sanctions for incidents reviewed under this policy:

  • Students found responsible for violating this policy in regards to non-consensual sexual contact or intimate partner violence will likely receive a sanction ranging from probation to expulsion, depending upon the severity of the incident and any previous violations of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Students found responsible for violating this policy in regards to non-consensual or forced sexual intercourse will likely receive a sanction of suspension, dismissal, or expulsion.
  • Students found responsible for violating this policy in regards to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, or other gender-based discrimination will likely receive a sanction ranging from an official reprimand to expulsion, depending upon the severity of the incident and any previous violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • The committee will sanction students found responsible for violations of the Code of Student Conduct not related to this policy in accordance with sanctions used in the student conduct process.

Sacred Heart University reserves the right to increase or decrease the recommended sanction guidelines listed above in the case of significant mitigating or aggravating factors. Neither the investigator nor the appeal officer will deviate from the guidelines listed above unless significant mitigating or aggravating factors exist. The committee also reserves the rights to include additional sanctions, educational or otherwise, in accordance with the general student conduct process. All sanctions are subject to review and approval by the University's Title IX Coordinator.

For additional information individuals are encouraged to review the full Sexual Misconduct Policy/Gender-based Discrimination.