Sanctions and Benefits
Disciplinary Sanctions and Reinstatement of University Benefits
University of Alaska Board of Regents Policy P09.02.050
- In accordance with Alaska Statute 14.40.240, the president of the University of Alaska is authorized to delegate the president’s authority to suspend, expel and reinstate a student.
- The president or designee is authorized to revoke a degree that has been conferred by the board if a student has been found to have engaged in misconduct in pursuit of that degree.
- Other sanctions for misconduct, and designation of the authority to impose these sanctions, may be established by the president in university regulations.
- Sanctions may be imposed on individual students who violate the Code. Sanctions may also be imposed on a student organization when the organization violates the Code, or when a member’s misconduct is attributable to the organization. Disciplinary sanctions imposed on a student by UAS will be in effect throughout the university system.
- An interim restriction is an immediate and temporary limitation on a student’s access to the university or university services or functions, including conferral of a degree, pending the outcome of the university student conduct investigatory process. An interim restriction may be imposed on a student prior to a student conduct review if the chancellor or designee reasonably determines that the student poses a threat to the student’s safety or to the safety of other members of the university community, or is obstructing or disrupting teaching, research, administration, or other activities authorized by the university.
University of Alaska Board of Regents Regulation R09.02.050
Interim restrictions may be issued in writing by the chancellor or designee.
In determining appropriate sanctions a student's present and past disciplinary record, the nature of the offense, the severity of any damage, injury, or harm resulting from the prohibited behavior, and other factors relevant to the matter will be considered. The following list of sanctions is illustrative rather than exhaustive. The university reserves the right to create other reasonable sanctions or combine sanctions as it deems appropriate.
A warning is notice that the student is violating or has violated the Code, and that further misconduct may result in more severe disciplinary action.
Disciplinary Probation is a written warning which includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating the Code during a specified period of time (the probationary period).
Denial of Benefits
Specific benefits may be denied a student for a designated period of time.
A student may be required to reimburse the university or other victims related to the misconduct for damage to or misappropriation of property, or for reasonable expenses incurred.
Discretionary sanctions include community service work or other uncompensated labor, educational classes, research papers, reflective essays, counseling, or other sanctions that may be seen as appropriate to the circumstances of a given matter. Costs incurred by the student in fulfilling a discretionary sanction will typically be the responsibility of the student.
A student may be restricted from entering certain designated areas and/or facilities or from using specific equipment for a specified period of time.
Suspension is the separation of the student from the university for a specified period of time, after which the student may be eligible to return. Conditions under which the suspension may be removed and for re-enrollment will be included in the notification of suspension. During the period of suspension, the student may be prohibited from participation in any activity authorized by the university and may be barred from all property owned or controlled by the university, except as stated on the notification. The authority to suspend a student is, by this regulation, delegated to the chancellors. Chancellors may not re-delegate this authority.
Expulsion is considered to be the permanent separation of the student from the university. The student may be prohibited from participation in any activity authorized by the university and may be barred from property owned or controlled by the university except as stated on the notice of expulsion. The authority to expel a student is, by this regulation, delegated to the chancellors. Chancellors may not re-delegate this authority.
Revocation of a Degree
Any degree previously conferred by the university may be revoked if the student is found to have committed academic misconduct in pursuit of that degree. The authority to revoke a degree is, by this regulation, delegated to the chancellors. Chancellors may not re-delegate this authority.
Student groups or organizations found to have violated provisions of the Code may be put on probation or sanctioned, which may include loss of university-related benefits and access to university facilities and university-held funds.
Reinstatement of University Benefits
The conditions, if any, for re-enrollment and reinstatement of university benefits lost through imposition of a sanction will depend upon the disciplinary sanctions imposed and will be specified in the notification of sanction.
Before a university benefit lost by sanction at one campus may be reinstated at another, the senior student services professional or designee at the former campus must be consulted.
The authority to reinstate a student following suspension or expulsion is hereby delegated to the chancellors by the president of the university. Chancellors may not re-delegate this authority. Any student who is reinstated will be on university disciplinary probation for a minimum of one year from the date of re-enrollment.
Final University Decision
University of Alaska Board of Regents Regulation R09.02.080
The university will inform a student in writing when a decision constitutes the university's final decision in any review procedure. Where applicable, the notification of final decision will also state that further redress on the issue may be had only by filing an appeal with the Superior Court of Alaska; that, in accordance with Alaska Appellate Rule 602(a)(2) regarding appeals from administrative agencies, the student has thirty (30) calendar days after the university has mailed or otherwise distributed the final decision to file an appeal; and that failure to file an appeal constitutes acceptance of the decision and a waiver of any further legal rights.