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Recommended Minimum Sanctions

The recommended sanctions listed below are for a typical violation.  Any hearing officer or hearing board reserves the right to sanction above and below these recommended sanctions in any given situation.

 Alcohol

Drugs

Copyright 

Alcohol:

 - Use or possession

  • 1st offense: four (4) months probation, educational program/assignment, $100 EOA, parental notification
  • 2nd offense: eight (8) months probation, educational program/assignment, $175 EOA, parental notification, fifteen (15) hours community service

 - Public intoxication/disruptive behavior

  • 1st offense: four (4) months probation, educational program/assignment, $100 EOA, parental notification
  • 2nd offense: eight (8) months probation, educational program/assignment, $175 EOA, parental notification, minimum ten (10) hours community service

 - DWI/DUI or Violent acts when drinking

  • 1st offense: eight (8) months probation, educational program/assignment, $175 EOA, parental notification, ten (10) hours community service
  • 2nd offense: eight (8) months probation, expulsion from the residence hall, parental notification, loss of parking privileges or university suspension

 - Serving or furnishing to someone underage

  • 1st offense: six (6) months probation, educational program/assignment, $100 EOA, parental notification
  • 2nd offense: eight (8) months probation, suspension from the residence hall, parental notification

  - Keg, party ball or other common source container

  • 1st offense: six (6) months probation, suspension from residence hall, educational program/assignment, parental notification
  • 2nd offense: eight (8) months probation, expulsion from residence hall, parental notification

 - Rapid consumption behaviors/games/devices

  • 1st offense: eight (8) months probation, educational program/assignment, $175 EOA, parental notification, ten (10) hours community service
  • 2nd offense: eight (8) months probation, suspension from the residence hall, parental notification

Any third offense may result in residential suspension/expulsion.  It may also include, but is not limited to, suspension or expulsion from the university and parental notification.  Failure to attend assigned educational programs or complete sanctions may result in additional disciplinary action.  Furthermore, any offense that occurs while a student is on probation may result in suspension or expulsion from residence halls and/or the university.

Drugs (refer to Illegal Drugs Policy):

 - Use/possess

  • 1st offense: eight (8) months probation, educational program/assignment, $100 EOA, parental notification
  • 2nd offense: eight (8) months probation, suspension from the residence hall, educational program/assignment, fifteen (15) hours of community service, parental notification

 - Use/possess drug paraphernalia

  • 1st offense: four (4) months probation, educational program/assignment, $75 EOA
  • 2nd offense: six (6) months probation, educational program/assignment, $125 EOA, ten (10) hours community service, parental notification

 - Trafficking - Schedule I-II

  • 1st offense: university expulsion, parental notification

 - Trafficking - Schedule III-VI

  • 1st offense: university suspension for a period of at least one (1) semester or its equivalent, parental notification
  • 2nd offense: university expulsion

Any third offense may result in residential suspension/expulsion.  It may also include, but is not limited to, suspension or expulsion from the university and parental notification.  Failure to attend assigned educational programs or complete sanctions may result in additional disciplinary action.  Furthermore, any offense that occurs while a student is on probation may result in suspension or expulsion from residence halls and/or the university.

Copyright (refer to University Policy #52):

 - Music

  • WCU network access temporarily restricted, responsible computing workshop, $25 per song up to maximum of $200

 - Movies

  • WCU network access temporarily restricted, responsible computing workshop, $50 per movie up to maximum of $250

 - Games

  • WCU network access temporarily restricted, responsible computing workshop, $50 per game up to maximum of $250
 

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