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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, 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). Student Conduct shall monitor the deadlines for sanction completion.

It is the philosophy and practice of Student Conduct to issue educational sanctions to Recognized Student Organizations when and where appropriate.

Sanctions imposed on Recognized Student Organizations

Student Code of Conduct Violation First Time Offense Second Time Offense Third Time Offense
Alcohol
(No Harm to Self, Others, Property)
  1. Loss of social privileges for one semester
  2. Notification of incident made to National/International Office (if applicable)
  3. $100 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  4. Educational Sanction
  1. Loss of social and university privileges for one calendar year
  2. Notification of incident made to National/International Office (if applicable)
  3. $300 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  4. Organization required to propose an alcohol awareness program/speaker for their organization and/ or campus
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization status for five (5) years
  2. Notification of incident made to National/ International Office (if applicable)

Alcohol
(Harm to Self, Others, Property)

  1. Loss of social privileges for one calendar year
  2. Notification of incident made to National/ International Office (if applicable)
  3. $100 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  4. Restitution for damages (if applicable)
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years
  2. Notification of incident made to National/ International Office (if pplicable)
  3. $300 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  4. Restitution for damages (if applicable)
NOT APPLICABLE
Cannabis/Drugs
  1. Loss of social and university privileges for one calendar year
  2. Notification of incident made to National/ International Office (if applicable)
  3. $250 fine assessed and distributed to Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  4. Educational Sanction
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years
  2. Notification of incident made to National/ International Office (if applicable)
  3. $500 fine assessed and distributed to Student Involvement & Leadership Development
NOT APPLICABLE
Hazing

NOT APPLICABLE

  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years
  2. $500 fine to be given to Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  3. Mandatory attendance by all members at an education program created by the organization (to be determined in the sanction letter)
  4. Notification of incident made to National/International Office (if applicable)
  5. Required to provide a report detailing how the organization will educate the new members about hazing and the organization as a whole
  6. A detailed review of the new member program with a member of the SILD and SC staff, prior to any recognition
  7. No current member may rejoin organization at recognition
NOT APPLICABLE
On Campus Social Policy
  1. University Disciplinary Probation for one (1) semester
  2. $100 Student Conduct Fine
  3. 10 Hours of Community Service per member
  4. Risk Management Assessment
  1. Loss of social privileges for one (1) academic year
  2. $200 Student Conduct Fine
  3. 20 hours of Community Service per member
  4. Educational Sanction
  5. Notification made to National/International Office (if applicable)
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years
  2. Notification of incident is made to National/International Office (if applicable)

Weapons (Found at an Organizational Facility or Meeting Space)

  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years
  2. Notification made to National/International Office (if applicable)
NOT APPLICABLE NOT APPLICABLE

Off-Campus Social Policy Violation Tables

Violation First Time Offense
(Level I Violation)
Second Time Offense
(Level I Violation)
Third Time Offense
(Level I Violation)
Off Campus Social Policy Violation
  1. Loss of ability to hold off-campus social events for two (2) academic weeks
  2. Executive Board must meet with SILD staff to review Off Campus Social Policy
  1. Loss of ability to hold off-campus social events for four (4) academic weeks
  2. Educational Sanction
  3. Notification made to National/International Office
  1. Loss of ability to hold off-campus social events for sixteen (16) academic weeks
  2. Educational Sanction
  3. Notification Made to National/International Office
Violation First Time Offense
(Level II Violation)
Second Time Offense
(Level II Violation)
Third Time Offense
(Level II Violation)
Off Campus Social Policy Violation
  1. Loss of ability to hold off-campus social events for four (4) academic weeks
  2. Executive Board must meet with SILD staff to review Off Campus Social Policy
  3. Provide a program on "Safe Partying" for the NIU campus community
  4. Notification made to National/International Office
  1. Loss of ability to hold off-campus social events for eight (8) academic weeks
  2. Educational Sanction
  3. Notification made to National/International Office
  4. Deferred Loss of Student Organization Status
  5. Organizational Disciplinary Probation for one (1)
    calendar year
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for one (1) semester
  2. Notification Made to National/International Office
  3. Organizational Disciplinary Probation for one (1) calendar year upon reinstatement
Violation First Time Offense
(Level III Violation)
Second Time Offense
(Level III Violation)
Third Time Offense
(Level III Violation)
Off Campus Social Policy Violation
  1. Loss of ability to hold off-campus social events for sixteen (16) academic weeks
  2. Executive Board must meet with SILD staff to review Off Campus Social Policy
  3. Loss of ability to co-host social events for eight (8) academic weeks
  4. Notification made to National/International Office
  5. Mandatory attendance by 90% of the chapter at a ByStander Intervention Training
  6. Develop and implement a marketing campaign about safe partying for the NIU campus community
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for one (1) semester
  2. Organizational Disciplinary Probation for one (1) calendar year upon reinstatement
  3. Notification made to National/International Office
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for one (1) calendar year
  2. Notification Made to National/International Office
  3. Organizational Disciplinary Probation for one (1) calendar year upon reinstatement

* 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.

Off Campus Social Policy Violation Levels

Level I

  • Unregistered alcohol-free event
  • Failure to clean up exterior of house by 8:00 a.m. the following morning
  • Guest list does not meet policy requirements
  • Sound from event can be heard from curb (after 10:00 p.m. on Thursdays, after 12:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Organization does not maintain the guest list for one (1) year after event
  • Failure to hang appropriate signage at event

Level II

  • Event with alcohol does not end on time or exceeds four (4) hours
  • Failure to submit a guest list to SILD or guest list submitted is different than the list used at the door
  • Glass containers at event
  • Failure to have an executive board member as a sober monitor on duty at the event
  • Event exceeds the maximum number of guests allowed
  • Failure to provide adequate food or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Members/Guests enter the event with more than six (6) drinks
  • Failure to close off living quarters from the party area or failure to contain the party to a common area

Level III

  • Hard alcohol present at the event
  • Common source alcohol present at the event
  • Unregistered social event with alcohol
  • Purchasing alcohol using chapter funds or chapter members pooling money to purchase and/or provide alcohol
  • Alcohol at a recruitment or new member activity
  • Event location is not in compliance with the Fire Code
  • Open Party or Guest list not used
  • Not using wristbands or other system to indicate the age of attendees
  • System for limiting attendee to six (6) drinks not present
  • Required number of sober monitors not present
  • Intoxicated sober monitor
  • Attendee present who is not on the guest list
  • Not utilizing security when required
  • No fence marking off the designated party area for an outdoor event
  • More than one (1) entrance to the party area
  • Underage students or student without a State issued ID (containing a birthdate) consuming alcohol
  • Drinking games occurring
  • Failure to allow compliance check to be conducted

Contact Info

Student Conduct
Campus Life Building, Room 280
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1571
Fax: (815) 753-9289
Email: judicial@niu.edu

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