Common Sanctions

 

Common Sanctions for Alcohol Violations

Common Sanctions: Alcohol

These are minimum sanctions and each case is evaluated individually. These sanctions and/or others may apply

Minor in Possession:

1st: Disciplinary Warning, Alcohol Education Workshop ($75 fee), Community Service Project,Parental Notification


2nd: Disciplinary Warning,25 Hours Community Service OR $125 Alcohol Programming Fee, AlcoholEDU for Sanctions, DAY 1 (BASICS), Follow-up Meetings,Parental Notification


3rd:Probation AND/OR Deferred Suspension,Referral to Substance Abuse Services for evaluation, Referral to HRC for Behavior Contract (if on-campus resident),$175 Alcohol Programming Fee,40 Hours Community Service,Parental Notification,Follow-up Meetings


DUI:

  • Probation,Verification of Court Classes
  • Follow-up Meetings
  • 40 Hours Community Service OR $200 Alcohol Programming Fee
  • Parental Notification (if under 21)
  • IF DUI OCCURS ON-CAMPUS: Possible parking permit revocation for duration of driver’s license suspension.

Public Intoxication:


1st:Probation,Verification of Court Classes,Follow-up Meetings,25 Hours of Community Service OR $125 Alcohol Programming Fee,Parental Notification (if under 21)

Habitual, Problematic, or Progressively Severe Alcohol Violations (Occurring in a relatively short time frame)

  • Probation AND/OR Deferred Suspension OR University Suspension
  • Community Service Hours (Conduct Officer Discretion)
  • Referral to Substance Abuse Services for evaluation (DAY 2-4 OR Intensive Outpatient Treatment OR Inpatient Treatment)
  • Referral to HRC for behavior contract (if on-campus resident)
  • Parental Notification (if under 21)

Fake IDs

  • Disciplinary Warning
  • Capstone Character
  • Community Service Project OR 5 Hours Community Service

Open Container(Student must be over 21)

  • Disciplinary Warning
  • Open Container Quiz
  • $50 Alcohol Programming Fee
  • Community Service Project

Open House Party

  • Disciplinary Warning
  • Open House Party Quiz
  • $50 Alcohol Programming Fee
  • Community Service Project
  • Parental Notification (if under 21)
Common Sanctions for Drug Violations

Common Sanctions: Drug Offenses


These are minimum sanctions and each case is evaluated individually. These sanctions and/or others may apply

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


  • Probation or deferred suspension( minimum of one year)
  • Marijuana 101 online course($40)
  • Random Drug Screenings are required by The Office of Student Conduct
  • BASICS ($150)
  • Capstone Character Workshop
  • Community Service (30 hrs) or $150 fines
  • Follow-up Meetings
  • Parental Notification if under 21

POM II 1st Offense

  • Probation (1 year minimum)
  • 25-40 Community Service Hours
  • Random Drug Screens
  • Referral to HRC for Behavior Contract (if on-campus resident)
  • DAY 1 (BASICS)
  • Capstone Character
  • Marijuana 101 Online
  • Parental Notification (if u. 21)

POM II 2nd Offense

  • Probation (matriculation) AND Deferred Suspension (discretionary length)
  • 40 Hours Community Service
  • Random Drug Screens (matriculation)
  • DAY 2 (AODA)
  • Referral to HRC for Contract Cancelation (if on-campus resident)
  • Parental Notification (if under 21)

POM I (Large Amount)

  • Probation (matriculation) AND Deferred Suspension (discretionary length)
  • 40 Hours Community Service
  • Random Drug Screens (matriculation)
  • DAY 2 (AODA)
  • Referral to HRC for Contract Cancelation (if on-campus resident)
  • Parental Notification (if under 21)

Sale/Distribution of a Controlled Substances:

  • University Suspension (1 year)
  • -- OR— (Upon enrollment in DAY 4)
  • Probation (matriculation) AND Deferred Suspension (discretionary length)
  • 40 Hours Community Service
  • Random Drug Screens (matriculation)
  • Referral to Substance Abuse Services for evaluation
  • DAY 4 (pending evaluation results) OR Intensive In/Outpatient Treatment
  • Referral to HRC for Contract Cancelation (if on-campus resident)
  • Parental Notification (if under 21)

A second drug offense is grounds for suspension from UA


Failed Drug Screen

  • Deferred Suspension
  • Drug Free Compliance Agreement
  • Marijuana 101 online course ($40)
  • BASICS($150)
  • Follow-up meeting with hearing officer
  • Retested 90 days after failed drug test
  • Parental Notification if under 21
Other Common Sanctions

Common Sanctions: Other Offenses

These are minimum sanctions and each case is evaluated individually. These sanctions and/or others may apply

Parental Notification:

The University of Alabama provides notification to parents of students under the age of 21 of violations of the University's alcohol and drug policies. This notification is in the form of a letter.

Failure to Appear:

If you fail to show for a scheduled appointment with The Office of Student Conduct, you will be charged a $25 fee OR 5 hours of community service .

Throwing Objects at UA Sporting Events:

  • 1st Offense: Loss of ticket privileges to that sports' events for three (3) consecutive games (to roll over to next season if applicable), Capstone Character Class ($75 fee)
  • 2nd Offense: INDEFINITE loss of ticket privileges for that sports' events.
  • 3rd Offense: Loss of ticket privileges for ALL UA sporting events during remainder of student's academic career.

Damage to or Theft of University Property or Property of a Community Member

  • Disciplinary Warning OR Probation
  • Restitution
  • Reflection Paper AND/OR Capstone Character
  • Community Service Hours OR Community Service Project
  • Referral to HRC for Behavior Contract (if on-campus resident AND violation occurred in Housing)

Unauthorized Entry to or use of University Property

  • Disciplinary Warning
  • 10 Hours Community Service with appropriate University department
  • Capstone Character

Fire Alarms

  • Disciplinary Warning OR Probation
  • Capstone Character
  • Community Service Hours
  • Referral to EHS for appropriate level of Fire Safety Course
  • Referral to HRC for Behavior Contract (if on-campus resident AND violation occurs in Housing)

Physical Altercation

  • Probation AND/OR Deferred Suspension OR University Suspension OR University Expulsion (where warranted)
  • Anger Management Courses OR Referral to Counseling Center
  • Verification of Court Classes (when applicable) OR Capstone Character
  • Community Service Hours (discretionary amount)
  • No Contact Order with victim(s)
  • Referral to HRC for Behavior Contract (if on-campus resident)
  • Additional Sanctions as deemed necessary based upon violation

Smoking in an Unauthorized Area

  • Disciplinary Warning
  • Capstone Character OR Reflection Paper OR Educational Report
  • Community Service Project
Copyright Infringement Sanctions

First instance of copyright infringement:

  • Warning Letter Sent to Student from Seebeck via email
  • The Office of Student Conduct receives notification of the incident.

Sanctions:

  • Users network portal is deactivated
  • User must send a reply stating steps they have done to remove programs and files from their computer.

Second instance of copyright infringement:

  • Warning Letter Sent to Student from Seebeck via email
  • The Office of Student Conduct receives notification of the incident.
  • The Office of Student Conduct issues student a summons letter for Code of Student Conduct Violation.
  • Users network portal is deactivated

Sanctions:

  • Disciplinary Warning
  • Educational Report or Class
  • Verification from Seebeck that software and files have been removed (student must take their computer to the Helpdesk and pay a $70 fee to have their computer checked. Once this is done Seebeck will forward verification to The Office of Student Conduct.)
  • Once sanctions are complete the user's network portal will be turn back on.

Third instance of copyright infringement:

  • Warning Letter Sent to Student from Seebeck via email
  • The Office of Student Conduct receives notification of the incident.
  • The Office of Student Conduct issues student a summons letter for Code of Student Conduct Violation.
  • Users network portal is deactivated

Sanctions:

  • The type of sanction varies according to the facts of the incident. Sanction can range from probation to limited or loss of computer privileges.