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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 or Cannabis
  1. Loss of social privileges for one semester
  2. $100 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  3. Completion of ByStander Training
  1. Loss of social and university privileges for one calendar year
  2. $300 fine assessed and distributed to the university Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  3. Organization required to propose an alcohol awareness program/speaker for their organization and/ or campus
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization status for three (3) years
Drugs
  1. Loss of social and university privileges for one calendar year
  2. $250 fine assessed and distributed to Student Involvement & Leadership Development
  3. Completion of ByStander Training
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years
  2. $500 fine assessed and distributed to Student Involvement & Leadership Development
NOT APPLICABLE
Hazing
  1. University Disciplinary Probation for three (3) calendar years
  2. $300 fine to be given to Student Involvement and Leadership Development
  3. Mandatory attendance by all members at an educational program (to be determined in the sanction letter)
  4. Required to provide a report detailing how the organization will educate the entire organization as well as new members about hazing
  5. Restriction of social and university activities for one academic year
  6. Restitution (if applicable)
  7. A detailed review of the new member program with a member of the SILD staff, prior to conducting any membership process
  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. Required to provide a report detailing how the organization will educate the new members about hazing and the organization as a whole
  5. A detailed review of the new member program with a member of the SILD and SC staff, prior to any recognition
  6. No current member may rejoin organization at recognition
NOT APPLICABLE
On Campus Social Policy
  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host social events for eight (8) academic weeks

  2. Executive Board must meet with SILD staff to review Off Campus Social Events Policy

  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host off-campus social events for sixteen (16) academic weeks

  2. Educational Sanction

  1. Loss of ability to hold off-campus social events for one (1) calendar year

  2. Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status

Weapons (Found at an Organizational Facility or Meeting Space)

  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for five (5) years
NOT APPLICABLE NOT APPLICABLE

Any Policy Violation

Notification made to National/International Office (If office exists) Notification made to National/International Office (If office exists) Notification made to National/International Office (If office exists)

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

  • Unregistered alcohol-free social 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 following an event
  • Failure to hang appropriate signage at event
  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host social events for two (2) academic weeks
  2. Executive Board must meet with SILD staff to review Off Campus Social Events Policy
  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host off-campus social events for four (4) academic weeks
  2. Educational Sanction
  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host off-campus social events for sixteen (16) academic weeks
  2. Educational Sanction
Violation First Time Offense
(Level II Violation)
Second Time Offense
(Level II Violation)
Third Time Offense
(Level II Violation)

Off Campus Social Policy Violation

  • 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 from the list used at the door
  • Glass containers at the 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
  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host off-campus social events for four (4) academic weeks

 

  1. Executive Board must meet with SILD staff to review Off Campus Social Events Policy

  2. Provide a program on “Safe Partying” for the NIU campus community
  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host off-campus social events for eight (8) academic weeks

 

  1. Educational Sanction

 

  1. Deferred Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status

  2. Organizational Disciplinary Probation for one (1) calendar year
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization status for one (1) year

  2. 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

  • 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 event/activity
  • Event location is not in compliance with Fire Code
  • Open Party or Guest list not used
  • Not using wristband or other system of indicating age of attendees
  • System for limiting attendee to six (6) drinks not present
  • Required number of sober monitors not present
  • Having a sober monitor visibly under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance at an event
  • 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 students without a State issued ID (containing a birth date) consuming alcohol
  • Drinking games occurring
  • Failure to allow compliance check to be conducted
  1. Loss of ability to host or co-host social events for sixteen (16) weeks
  1. Executive Board must meet with SILD to review Off Campus Social Policy
  1. Mandatory attendance by 90% of the chapter at a Bystander Intervention training

  2. 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
  1. Loss of Recognized Student Organization Status for three (3) calendar years 

  2. 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.

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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