Organizational Sanctions

General information about sanctions

More than one (1) sanction may be imposed for any single violation.

In cases that involve policy violation(s) in which the outcome is subject to disclosure under The Clery Act or the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Office of Community & Student Conduct shall notify the Accused Student or Recognized Student Organization and the Complainant of the outcome of the proceedings.

In each case for which an Administrative Hearing Officer or Organizational Conduct Board determines that a Recognized Student Organization has violated the Student Code of Conduct, the sanction(s) shall be determined and imposed by the appropriate Administrative Hearing Officer or Conduct Board.

Any sanction not completed by the deadline set by the Student Conduct Administrator or the Conduct Board may result in additional sanction(s). The Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct shall monitor the deadlines for sanction completion.

It is the philosophy and practice of the Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct to issue educational sanctions to students when and where appropriate.

Below is the chart for sanctions imposed on Recognized Student Organizations who violate the NIU Student Code of Conduct which have minimum sanctions. Please note not all violations have minimum sanctions.

Organizational Sanction Grid

Student Code of

Conduct Violation

First Time

Offense

Second Time

Offense

Third Time

Offense

Alcohol (No Harm to

Self, Others, Property)

Loss of social privileges for one semester

 Notification of incident made to National/International Office ( if applicable)

$100 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement &

Leadership Development for Alcohol Education/ Social Policy Training

Educational Sanction

Loss of social and university privileges for one calendar year

Notification of incident made to National/International Office (if applicable)

$300 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement &

Leadership Development for Alcohol Education/ Social Policy Training

Organization required to propose an alcohol awareness program/speaker for their organization and/ or campus

Loss of Recognized Student Organization status for five (5) years

 Notification of incident  made to National/ International Office (if applicable) 

Alcohol (Harm to

Self, Others, Property)

Loss of social privileges for one calendar year

Notification of incident made to National/ International Office (if applicable)

$100 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development for Alcohol Education/Social Policy Training

Restitution for damages (if applicable) 

Loss of  Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years

Notification of incident made to National/ International Office( if applicable)

$300 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development for Alcohol Education/Social Policy Training

Restitution for damages (if applicable)

NOT APPLICABLE
Cannabis/Drugs

Loss of social and university privileges for one calendar year

Notification of incident made to National/ International Office if applicable

$250 fine assessed and distributed to Student Involvement & Leadership Development for Alcohol-Drug Education/ Social Policy Training

Educational Sanction

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years

Notification of incident made to National/ International Office if applicable

$500 fine assessed and distributed to Student Involvement & Leadership Development for Alcohol-Drug Education/Social Policy Training 

NOT APPLICABLE
Hazing

University Disciplinary Probation for three (3) calendar years

$300 fine to be given to Student Involvement & Leadership Development for Hazing Prevention Education

Mandatory attendance by all members at an educational program (to be determined in the sanction letter)

Notification of incident made to National/International Office (if applicable)

Required to provide a report detailing how the organization will educate the entire organization as well as new members about hazing

Restriction of social and university activities for one academic year

Restitution (if applicable)

A detailed review of the new member program with a member of the SILD staff, prior to conducting any membership process

Monthly meetings with a member of the SILD staff to provide an update on progress

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years

$500 fine to be given to Student Involvement & Leadership Development for Hazing Prevention Education

Mandatory attendance by all members at an education program created by the organization (to be determined in the sanction letter)

Notification of incident made to National/International Office if applicable

Required to provide a report detailing how the organization will educate the new members about hazing and the organization as a whole

A detailed review of the new member program with a member of the SILD  and CSSC staff, prior to any recognition

No current member may rejoin organization at recognition

NOT APPLICABLE

Off Campus Social Policy

(No Harm)

University Disciplinary Probation for one (1) year

Minimum five (5) hours of community service per member

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable)

Community service must be completed before another social event is approved

University Disciplinary Probation for one (1) year

24 hours of community service per member

Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status

Loss of ability to hold events with alcohol for one (1) semester 

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable)

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for one (1) years

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable

Off Campus Social Policy

(Harm)

University Disciplinary Probation for one (1) year

12 hours of community service per member

Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status

Loss of ability to hold events with alcohol for one (1) semester

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable)

Community service must be completed before another social event is approved

University Disciplinary Probation for one (1) year upon reinstatement as organization

 

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for one (1) semester

 

Loss of ability to hold events with alcohol for one (1) year

 

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable)

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable) 

On Campus Social Policy

University Disciplinary Probation for one (1) year

12 hours of community service per member

Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status

Loss of ability to hold events on or off campus for one (1) semester

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable) 

University Disciplinary Probation for one (1) year upon reinstatement as organization

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for one (1) semester

Loss of ability to hold events with alcohol for one (1) year

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable) 

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years

Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable)

Weapons (Found at an

Organizational Facility or

Meeting Space)

Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for one (1) year

NOT APPLICABLE NOT APPLICABLE

* In determining organizational sanctions, the Student Conduct Administrator shall only consider offenses in which the Recognized Student Organization has been found responsible, no more than four (4) years from the calendar date of the current Preliminary Conference.