If you violated a UCR policy, you will face an appropriate sanction (consequence). You may face multiple sanctions. For example, academic misconduct results in a disciplinary sanction (assigned by us) and a grade penalty (assigned by your instructor). In any case, you will receive a letter outlining your specific sanction(s) and the steps you must take to complete it (before the deadline).
All Possible Sanctions
105.01 Warning / Censure
Written notice or reprimand to the student that a violation of specified university policies or campus regulations has occurred and that continued or repeated violations of university policies or campus regulations may be cause for further disciplinary action, normally in the form of Disciplinary Probation, and/or Loss of Privileges and Exclusion from Activities, Suspension, or Dismissal.
105.03 Disciplinary Probation
A status imposed for a specified period of time during which a student must demonstrate conduct that conforms to university standards of conduct. Conditions restricting the student's privileges or eligibility for activities may be imposed. Misconduct during the probationary period or violation of any conditions of the probation may result in further disciplinary action, normally in the form of Suspension or Dismissal.
105.04 Loss of Privileges and Exclusion from Activities
Exclusion from participation in designated privileges and activities for a specified period of time. Violation of any conditions in the written Notice of Loss of Privileges and Exclusion from Activities, or violation of university policies or campus regulations during the period of the sanction may be cause for further disciplinary action, normally in the form of Probation, Suspension, or Dismissal. Specific privileges that may be revoked from student organizations include:
- Financial support from the college or the student government (ASUCR) for group activities.
- Use of college facilities for meetings or activities.
- Recruitment of new members.
- Ability to host, sponsor, co-sponsor, or participate in any social activities on or off campus.
- Participation in any extracurricular activities, such as intramurals and any and all organizational activities.
Termination of student status for a specified period of time with reinstatement thereafter certain, provided that the student has complied with all conditions imposed as part of the suspension and provided that the student is otherwise qualified for reinstatement. Violation of the conditions of suspension, or of university policies or campus regulations during the period of suspension, may be cause for further disciplinary action, normally in the form of dismissal.
A student may not transfer to register for courses at another campus or location of the University of California during the period of Suspension.
Termination of student status for an indefinite period. Readmission to the university shall require the specific approval of the chancellor of the campus to which a dismissed student has applied. Readmission after dismissal may be granted only under exceptional circumstances.
For organizations dismissal shall defined as withdrawal of recognition by the university for a specified period of time (to include permanent withdrawal of recognition).
105.07 Exclusion from Areas of the Campus or from Official University Functions
Exclusion of a student as part of a disciplinary sanction from specified areas of the campus or other university-owned, -operated, or -leased facilities, or other facilities located on university property, or from official university functions, when there is reasonable cause for the university to believe that the student's presence there will lead to physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on university property or at official university functions, or other disruptive activity incompatible with the orderly operation of the campus.
105.08 Interim Suspension
Exclusion from classes, or from other specified activities or areas of the campus, as set forth in the Notice of Interim Suspension, before final determination of an alleged violation. A student shall be restricted only to the minimum extent necessary when there is reasonable cause to believe that the student's participation in university activities or presence at specified areas of the campus will lead to physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on university property or at official university functions, or other disruptive activity incompatible with the orderly operation of the campus. A student placed on Interim Suspension shall be given prompt notice of the charges, the duration of the Interim Suspension, and the opportunity for a prompt hearing on the Interim Suspension. Interim Suspension shall be reviewed by the chancellor within twenty four hours. If a student is found to have been unjustifiably placed on Interim Suspension, the university is committed to a policy whereby reasonable efforts are taken to assist an individual who has been disadvantaged with respect to employment or academic status.
A requirement for restitution in the form of reimbursement may be imposed for expenses incurred by the university or other parties resulting from a violation of these policies. Such reimbursement may take the form of monetary payment or appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages. Restitution may be imposed on any student who alone, or through group or concerted activities, participates in causing the damages or costs.
105.10 Revocation of Awarding of Degree
Subject to the concurrence of the Academic Senate, revocation of a degree obtained by fraud. Such revocation is subject to review on appeal by the chancellor.
Other disciplinary actions, such as monetary fines, community service, or holds on requests for transcripts, diplomas, or other student records to be sent to third parties, as set forth in campus regulations.
105.12 Work Assignments or Service
Work assignments, service to the university or community or other related discretionary assignments may be assigned to make symbolic restitution to the university community or to provide educational insights related to the violation. Work assignments or community service for organizations shall not be less than one hour nor more than 20 hours per member.
105.14 Termination of Housing Contract
Separation of the student from the residence halls for a period of time (to include permanent separation). Termination does not relieve a student of their financial obligation for the room portion of their contract for the remainder of the academic year or until a replacement student is found.
105.15 Educational Activities
An individual or group may be required to participate in a specific activity as a method to educate them about an issue or behavior related to the violation.
It is extremely likely you will be assigned (in combination with other sanctions) Educational Activities. That means you may have to complete one or more of the following:
Academic Integrity Seminar
This is a two-hour, peer-to-peer small group discussion with activities. Sign up quickly as space fills fast. Arrive on time. No food or cell phones. You will complete a pre- and post- seminar survey (links will be emailed to you).
Workshops vary. Follow the guidelines in your letter and sign up quickly (even if you have a lengthy deadline).
A written assignment connected to your misconduct.
- All papers are to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Follow length and content requirements outlined in your sanction letter.
- It should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman with one-inch margins on all sides.
- It must be your original work. We use Safe Assignment, a program designed to catch plagiarism.
- All sanction assignments must be completed according to UCR Academic Integrity policies.
- Submissions must be proofread and should contain minimal grammatical, spelling, punctuation, or other errors.
- Cite your sources.
- Essays that don’t follow guidelines may be considered incomplete and result in further disciplinary action, including holds placed on your academic record.
- Papers are not be utilized to justify one's own actions or to evaluate, criticize, or place blame on other parties.