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Student Conduct Sanctions: Resources & Information

My KU account is restricted. What can I do about it?

In some instances a student's MyKU account may be restricted because of an incomplete or overdue student conduct sanction.  Also, some students who left the university for a semester or two without resolving a pending case may also have their account restricted.  Student MyKU accounts are restricted until a student addresses the pending issue with the Student Conduct Office.  

If a student has a restriction he or she may either keep their MyKU account restricted until they complete the sanction; or submit a request to have their account temporarily unrestricted for a period of time not greater than two weeks. This gives the student an opportunity finish up their sanction and allows them to conduct urgent university business such as registering for classes or requesting transcripts.  This request must be approved by the Student Conduct Office and students may only use this request once. Students who agree to the terms of this request but do not complete their sanction will face additional conduct charges failing to comply so don't delay and get your sanction assignment done as soon as possible.  To submit a request, follow the instructions and submit the form below to Student Conduct Office: 

Sanction Policy Statements

  • Alcohol:  A student found to be in-violation of the Student Code of Conduct will be sanctioned in accordance with the procedures and standards outlined in the Document on Student Rights and Welfare.  Typically, a first offense violation of the alcohol policy will result in a student receiving a sanction ranging from a disciplinary reprimand to disciplinary probation.  In addition, the student may be required to complete an alcohol and other drug education program.  A second offense that occurs while on disciplinary probation may result in the student being suspended from the university for a minimum of one semester.  A program of progressive discipline is employed for additional offenses that occur if a student is not on disciplinary probation including but not limited to extended disciplinary probation, loss of university housing and/or participation in an alcohol and other drug evaluation.   
  • Sexual/Gender Based Misconduct (From the Sexual/Gender Based Offenses Policy):  "The determination of a sanction for a sexual offense should be proportionate to the severity of the violation in question.  Consistent with the Document on Student Rights & Welfare (Article IV.I.11), consideration of a student's previous disciplinary history may also be considered a factor in sanctioning, if such a record exists.  Non-consensual sexual intercourse is considered an egregious violation; therefore, suspension or dismissal of a student found responsible for such a violation is an option in all sanctioning determinations or recommendations by authorized hearing authorities and University officials. Given the wide range of violations under non-consensual sexual conduct, broader sanction parameters will be considered including but not limited to, disciplinary probation, deferred suspension, suspension or dismissal. All sanctions for student conduct cases, including sexual offenses, are incident and student specific and not considered proscriptive. "
  • Hazing (From the Hazing Policy): "Any organization found to have engaged in hazing may have its official recognition revoked. Any student who participates in hazing may be fined, suspended, or disciplined. Hazing is also a criminal penalty. Any student who participates in hazing may be arrested and prosecuted. Conviction may result in jail term of one year in addition to any other applicable penalty under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code."  
  • Academic Honesty (From the Academic Honesty Policy):  "One or more of the following sanctions may be imposed upon a student who commits a single act or multiple acts of academic dishonesty. The determination of the sanctions to be imposed depends on the severity of the offense or offenses. In the event that a student agrees to accept the charges made by the course instructor using the informal process or loses an appeal through the formal resolution process, the course instructor will administer either the first or second sanction below. In the event that the current offense represents a second or multiple offenses or the current single offense is of such severity, the Student-Faculty Review Board, Document on Student Rights and Welfare, may recommend (after a formal hearing) suspension or dismissal from the University. A student suspended or dismissed from the University for academic dishonesty may receive a grade of "F" for the course in which the act of academic dishonesty occurred. For all other courses in progress at the time of the incident leading to suspension or dismissal, appropriate withdrawal policies will apply. No grade where a penalty for academic dishonesty has been assessed can be appealed under the University's Grade Appeal Policy. The impact of other unrelated contributing factors to a final course grade may be considered for appeal if sanction outlined under #1 listed below is applied." 
  1. The student may be given a grade-reduction penalty within the course in which the act occurred and/ or be required to fulfill additional academic requirements within the course at the discretion of the instructor. The grade reduction may encompass one portion of a course (such as a particular assignment or exam) or apply to the entire course (such as dropping the student one letter grade).
  2. The student may be given a failing grade of "F" for the course. Instructors have the right to assign such a grade for any instance of academic dishonesty, and the student may not withdraw from the course in order to avoid this penalty.
  3. The student may be temporarily suspended from enrollment at the University.
  4. The student may be permanently dismissed from enrollment at the University.

Sanction Assignment Information