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Student Code of Conduct

The University of Tampa Student Code of Conduct 2018-2019

Student Code of Conduct

All students are to conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Students and any officially registered student organization at the University, as a condition of admission, agree to abide by all University policies contained in the University catalog, the Student Code of Conduct and other University publications and notices.

The University of Tampa has established policies that are considered necessary to preserve and maintain an environment conducive to learning, to ensure the safety and welfare of members of the University community, to encourage students in the development and practice of good citizenship, and to protect property and the environment of the University.

The University of Tampa expects that its students and registered student organizations will conduct themselves as responsible citizens as articulated in the Student Code of Conduct and will comply with all established University policies and all applicable state and federal laws. The University of Tampa reserves the right to discipline any student or remove affiliation with any registered student organization whose conduct on or off campus violates the Student Code of Conduct. This includes conduct that would impair, interfere with, or obstruct the mission, processes or functions of The University of Tampa.

Procedures under this Student Code of Conduct may be carried out before, simultaneously with or following a civil or criminal proceeding on or off campus. Sanctions may be imposed against a student or registered student organization for the violation of any Student Code of Conduct policies that occurs on or off campus. Sanctions are intended to be developmental and educational in scope, and are determined at the sole discretion of the University.

The University recognizes that all violations of University policies documented in a student's conduct file are part of that student's educational record. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 that provides confidentiality of students' educational records and protects these files and their contents. This confidentiality allows only persons who meet appropriate disclosure requirements to have access to these records. Instances where a student is a victim of a crime of violence The University of Tampa will disclose the outcome of a student conduct process to the victim of a crime of violence in accordance with FERPA disclosure requirements.

For more information regarding FERPA contact The University of Tampa Registrar's Office. For more information related to the student conduct record retention policy contact the Office of Student Conduct.

Obligations of Membership in the University Community

The trustees, faculty and administration of The University of Tampa are...

Obligations of Membership in the University Community

The trustees, faculty and administration of The University of Tampa are dedicated to cultivating a community that is committed to honesty, citizenship, inclusion, respect, responsibility and life-long learning.

It is expected that all members of the University community will obey the law, adhere to the student code of conduct and conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with a community of scholars. In the event that members of the University community fall short of that expectation, fair conduct procedures have been developed to protect the interests of the University and University community. The trustees affirm the ability of the University to protect its interests within the University community. The president of the University or his or her representative has the discretion to suspend or remove any student, registered student organization, visitor, guest or other member of the University community whose presence is believed to be contrary to the best interests of the University community.

Student Code of Conduct Definitions

The following definitions clarify language used...

Adviser: any person a complainant or respondent/responding party chooses to support them during an investigation of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. The adviser may not speak on behalf of the person they are advising and is not permitted to directly participate in the outlined procedures, but instead may be present only to provide assistance or advice to the individual they are supporting. The adviser’s schedule may not unreasonably interfere with the outlined sexual misconduct and relationship violence procedures, which includes but is not limited to the scheduling of meetings and interviews. Advisers who do not comply with the stated policies will not be permitted to serve as an adviser and will not be permitted to be present during meetings and interviews.

Business day: a day in which The University of Tampa is open for normal business. This excludes weekends, University observed federal holidays and break periods for which the University is closed.

Coercion: verbal and/or physical actions, which would cause a person to act in an involuntary manner or against their own free will. This can include acts of manipulation, intimidation, unwanted contact, and expressed or implied threats of physical, emotional or other harm.

Complainant: an individual who is reported to have been subjected to sexual misconduct and/or relationship violence, regardless of whether that individual participates in the disclosure or review of that report by the University.

Confidential employee: a staff member of the University that has been designated by the University to withhold any and all information disclosed to them by any student unless the disclosing party specifically requests that a report be filed.

Constructive possession: a student having knowledge of and access to items located in an area.

Consent: is defined as an informed, voluntary and mutual agreement. Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and there is no consent when there is force, expressed or implied, or when coercion, intimidation or duress is used. Consent cannot be given by a person who is incapacitated.

Dangerous object: any item that is used in a way that can invoke fear to a reasonable person.

Faculty member: any person hired by The University of Tampa to conduct classroom activities.

Force: the use or threat of physical violence.

Guest: any person who is not affiliated with The University of Tampa but invited to the The University of Tampa by a member of the University community.

Hazing:is defined as any activity that humiliates, degrades, abuses or endangers a person, regardless of a person's willingness to participate, or is otherwise prohibited by Florida Statutes § 1006.63 for the purposes of, but not limited to, initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization, regardless of intent or consent of the participants.

Hearing Board Advisor: any person assigned by the Office of Student Conduct to chair and administer processes related to a hearing board.

Incapacitation: the mental or physical inability to make informed judgments and/or provide consent that could be temporary or permanent. The determination of whether a person is incapacitated is objectively based on what a reasonable person exercising good judgement should have and/or would have known about the condition of the incapacitated party.

Incident reviewer: any person assigned by the Office of Student Conduct to review and process alleged student misconduct violations.

Investigator: an appropriately trained or experienced individual, who at a minimum, received annual training on a multitude of issues, including issues related to dating violence, domestic violence, gender discrimination, hazing, sexual assault and stalking in addition to training on the University’s Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy and student organizational investigation processes that protects the safety of the victims and promotes accountability.

Possession: custody, or control over, and being located on one’s person, in their assigned/leased personal space, residence hall room or vehicle.

Preponderance (of evidence): the standard of proof for finding of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct; preponderance of information means that, upon consideration of all of the information, it is more likely than not that the policy was violated.

Prohibited: banned from participation.

Registered Student Organization (RSO): an organization that has completed the formal registration process and has been recognized through the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement and The University of Tampa.

Reporting party: an individual who reports alleged misconduct to the University.

Respondent or responding party: a University student or Registered Student Organization who is alleged to have engaged in misconduct.

Responsible employee: All employees of the University (including staff, faculty and University officials) that are not considered confidential employees and certain student workers are considered responsible employees. Not all students who receive compensation from the University are responsible employees. In order for a student worker to be a responsible employee, they must have the authority to take action to redress sexual misconduct or relationship violence; they must have been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual misconduct or relationship violence or any other misconduct by students; or they must be an individual a student could reasonably believe has this authority. In addition, the disclosure must be made to the student in their capacity as a student worker. All responsible employees (staff, faculty and student staff who meet the definition above) are obligated to report all given information of sexual misconduct and relationship violence to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinator.

Retaliation: an intentional act or threat of action toward another because they reported a violation of policy and/or because of their participation in the student conduct and/or sexual misconduct and relationship violence processes.

Staff /staff member: any person employed by The University of Tampa performing assigned administrative, professional or classified responsibilities.

Student: includes all persons taking academic courses at the University, as well as anyone on University property related to registration for enrollment. Persons who are not officially enrolled but have had a relationship with the University as a student within the previous two academic semesters are also considered a “student.” Additionally, “student” also includes those individuals who satisfied this definition at the time of the alleged violation.

University: The University of Tampa

University official: any person employed by The University of Tampa performing administrative, paraprofessional or professional responsibilities.

University community: any place or person with whom The University of Tampa has a vested interest.

University of Tampa campus: all property owned, leased or loaned to The University of Tampa, which includes any place where The University of Tampa conducts official business, meetings or events.

University support person: any current student, faculty or staff member of the University chosen by a respondent to provide support during student misconduct hearings. The University support person may not speak on behalf of the person they are supporting and is not permitted to directly participate in the outlined procedures, but instead may be present only to provide assistance or advice to the student they are supporting. University support persons are not provided to registered student organizations. Additionally, in sexual misconduct and relationship violence matters, the complainant and the respondent are entitled to have an “adviser” of their choice as explained above.

Visitor: any person who is visiting campus and holds a relationship with The University of Tampa.

Weapon: any item that is designed for inflicting or could be used to inflict bodily harm.

Witness: any person, other than the complainant or respondent/responding party, who has information or knowledge regarding an incident and who participates in a student conduct hearing, registered student organization investigation or sexual misconduct and relationship violence investigation.

University Policies

The following University policies apply to students and registered student...

The following University policies apply to students and registered student organizations (as defined above) on and off campus. Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to:

I. Access and Entry

Accessing roofs of...

A. Accessing roofs of University buildings, fire escapes, ledges, minarets, service elevators, balconies, fountains, athletic fields and other areas that are designated closed.

B. Breaking into or entering an office, residence hall building/room, meeting space, or other University facility without authorization or permission of the rightful occupant.

C. Tampering with, forcing or gaining entry without permission or damaging mailboxes in the University's Mail Services.

II. Alcohol

Distributing, manufacturing or selling...

A. Distributing, manufacturing or selling alcoholic beverages on The University of Tampa campus or any University owned, controlled, operated or leased property.

B. Possessing, consuming or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages under the legal drinking age.
C. Being in constructive possession of alcohol under the legal drinking age.
D. Trying to obtain alcohol by fraudulent means or the coercion of others.
E. Causing a disruption including inappropriate conduct as a result of intoxication to the residential, University or Tampa community or that is detrimental to one’s health and safety, or the health and safety of others.
F. Possessing common source containers of alcohol and devices that are designed for the rapid consumption of alcohol. Drinking games actual or simulated that result in the rapid or excess consumption of alcohol.
G. Consuming alcohol in shared residential spaces which include but are not limited to bathrooms, common rooms, hallways, kitchens, and/or stairwells or public spaces on campus.
H. Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol as defined under Federal and Florida law.
I. Hosting a gathering where there is consumption, distribution, possession, manufacturing or selling of alcoholic beverages to or by underage persons.
J. Distributing, selling or providing alcoholic beverages to any underage persons or violating any law, rule or regulation related to alcoholic beverages.

III. Campus Living Policies

Failing to adhere to policies listed...
A. Failing to adhere to policies listed within the Campus Living Policies.

IV. Compliance with Directives

Failing to comply with directives...

A. Failing to comply with directives related to the health and safety of an individual or the University community by a University official, campus safety officer or emergency personnel acting in accordance with their official duties.

B. Failing to comply with directives issued by any University official in any verbal, written and/or electronic form, including all communications from the Office of Student Conduct.

    V. Computer Misuse and Acceptable Use

    Failing to adhere to policies...

    A. Failing to adhere to policies listed within the Computer Misuse and Acceptable Use policy.

    VI. Distributing, Posting and Soliciting

    Failing to comply with directives...

    A. Distributing and posting material on campus without University permission.

    B. Soliciting business on campus without University permission.

    C. Using a residential campus facility for storage of merchandise or other commercial activity without University permission.

      VII. Drugs

      Possessing, consuming, distributing, manufacturing...

      A. Possessing, consuming, distributing, manufacturing, purchasing or selling narcotics, controlled substances, illegal or illicit drugs, prescription or non-prescription drugs, or other chemical substances, compounds or combinations when used to induce an altered state except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law.

      B. Being in constructive possession of narcotics, controlled substances, illegal or illicit drugs, prescription or non-prescription drugs or other chemical substances, compounds or combinations when used to induce an altered state except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law.

      C. Causing a disruption as a result of drug impairment to the residential, University, or Tampa community or that is detrimental to one’s health and safety, or the health and safety of others.

      D. Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs as defined under federal and Florida law.

      E. Hosting a gathering where there is consumption, distribution, possession, manufacturing or selling of narcotics, controlled substances, illegal or illicit drugs, prescription or non-prescription drugs, or other chemical substances, compounds or combinations when used to induce an altered state except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law.

      Please note The University of Tampa is required to comply with all federal, state and local drug laws. This includes compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, which requires the prohibition of the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illegal or illicit drugs by employees and students.

        VII. Drug Paraphernalia

        Possessing, distributing, manufacturing...

        A. Possessing, distributing, manufacturing, selling or using any item that has been utilized for consumption of drugs or is designed for the use of drugs except as expressly permitted by federal and Florida law. These include but are not limited to bowls, bongs, needles, syringes and pipes.

        B. Fashioning items for the purpose of drug usage.

        C. Being in constructive possession of drug paraphernalia or any item that can be utilized for or is designed for drug usage.

          IX. Federal, State, Local Laws and City Ordinances

          Violating federal, state, local laws...

          A. Violating federal, state, local laws and city ordinances.

          X. Fire Safety

          Unauthorized, negligent, careless...

          A. Unauthorized, negligent, careless or improper handling of or tampering with any fire safety or emergency equipment or fixtures.

          B. Failing to evacuate any building during a fire alarm.

          C. Tampering with any fire safety signs and/or instructions.

          D. Hanging, adhering or affixing any item to any fire equipment or ceiling, including sprinkler systems.

          XI. Hazing

          Participating in hazing...

          A. Participating in hazing.

          B. Having knowledge of any activity related to hazing.

          XII. Identification

          Failing to produce a Spartan identification...

          A. Failing to produce a Spartan identification card upon request.

          B. Possessing a fake identification or other fraudulent forms of identification.

          C. Distributing manufactured fraudulent identification and/or Spartan cards.

          D. Misusing University identification cards including the lending of identification cards to others.

            XIII. Personal Responsibility

            Falsifying or being party to the...

            A. Falsifying or being party to the falsification, of any official University record or document including University parking passes.

            B. Providing false information to or withholding information from any University official, faculty member, staff member or office.

            C. Conducting financial transactions unlawfully.

            D. Deliberately and purposefully reporting a false complaint or accusation to a University official.

              XIV. Pets

              Possessing, caring for, or hosting...

              A. Possessing, caring for, or hosting pets or other animals on The University of Tampa campus, which include all University buildings, residence halls, athletic facilities, and shared or common area spaces.

              Please note students may qualify for an exception as noted in the Service, Assistance and Emotional Support Animal Policy.

              XV. Respect of Persons

              Intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm...

              A. Intentionally or recklessly causing physical harm or endangering the health or safety of other persons.

              B. Interfering with the freedom of another person to move about in a lawful manner.

              C. Creating an intimidating, hostile, threatening or offensive campus, educational or working environment for other persons.

              D. Initiating actions or statements that threaten, harm or intimidate another person, including electronic communications.

              E. Intimidating or injuring other persons because that person is actually or perceived to be a member of one of the protected classes defined in the University nondiscrimination notice.

              F. Acting in a manner that invades the privacy of others.

              G. Attempting to interfere or intimidate a University community member with regard to a student conduct matter.

              H. Retaliation as defined above.

              Please note this policy refers to violations of the Student Code of Conduct that are not of a sexual nature, which are addressed in the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy (part XVIII).

              XVI. Respect for Property

              Misusing, possessing or stealing...

              A. Misusing, possessing or stealing the property belonging to others or The University of Tampa.

              B. Defacing or damaging property belonging to others or to The University of Tampa.

              C. Riding bicycles or using skates, skateboards or any other personal transportation devices in University buildings, breezeways, hallways and balconies. Any exceptions must be approved by the Office of Student Disabilities Services.

              D. Littering on University property.

                XVII. Respect for the University Community

                Gathering in such a manner as to...

                A. Gathering in such a manner as to disturb the peace or interrupt the proper functioning of The University of Tampa. Disruptions include but are not limited to obstruction of teaching, research, administration, other University activities, and/or other authorized non-University activities, which occur on the University campus.

                B. Smoking or vaporizing in any University owned, controlled, operated or leased property.

                C. Defecating and/or urinating in areas not expressly intended for that purpose.

                D. Being indecently exposed in shared or public spaces.

                E. Creating an emergency situation that impedes the mission, operations or proper functioning of the University.

                  XVIII. Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

                  Sexual Harassment, which is any unwelcome sexual advance...

                  A. Sexual Harassment, which is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether verbal or non-verbal. Sexual harassment may include quid pro quo harassment, or harassment that creates a hostile environment. A hostile environment is created when sexual harassment is severe, persistent or pervasive and is objectively offensive, such that it unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits the ability to participate in educational programs offered by the University.

                  B. Gender-Based Harassment, which includes harassment based on sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, which may include acts of intimidation or hostility that creates a hostile environment, whether verbal or non-verbal, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

                  C. Nonconsensual Sexual Contact, which includes any intentional sexual touching of the breasts, buttock, groin or genitals, for the purpose of sexual gratification, however slight, whether clothed or unclothed, with any object or body part by a person against another person that is without consent. This includes but is not limited to:

                  1. Fondling, which includes intentional touching of the breasts, buttock, groin or genitals of another without that person’s consent.

                  2. Coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force a person to touch the breasts, buttock, groin or genitals without that person’s consent.

                  D. Nonconsensual Sexual Intercourse, which includes any sexual intercourse without consent. This includes penetration, no matter how slight, of (1) the vagina or anus of a person by any body part of another person or by an object or (2) the mouth of a person by a sex organ of another person, without that person’s consent.

                  E. Sexual Exploitation, which is defined as when a person takes sexual advantage of another person for the benefit of anyone other than that person without that person’s consent. This includes but is not limited to:

                  1. Prostituting another person;

                  2. Recording images or audio of another person’s sexual activity, which include images and audio of the breasts, buttock, groin or genitals, or nakedness without that person’s consent;

                  3. Statutory rape, which is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent;

                  4. Distributing images or audio of another person’s sexual activity, which include images or audio of the breasts, buttock, groin or genitals, or nakedness of that person, without consent;

                  5. Viewing another person’s sexual activity, intimate body parts or nakedness in a place where that person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, without that person’s consent, and for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.

                  F. Intimate Partner Violence, which is defined as a violent or threatening familial or intimate partner relationship that causes one to fear for their safety or causes physical or psychological injury, pain or illness. Intimate partner violence includes but is not limited to:

                  1. Dating violence: A violent act committed by a person against another who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: the length of the relationship; the type of the relationship; and the frequency of interaction between persons involved in the relationship.

                  2. Domestic violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of jurisdiction, or any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of our jurisdiction.

                  G. Stalking, which is defined as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or suffer substantial emotional distress. Such behavior or activities may include but are not limited to:

                  1. Unwelcomed communication of any type, including but not limited to face-to-face, telephone calls, voice messages, electronic, written letters or notes, and unwanted gifts;

                  2. Use of threatening words and/or conduct;

                  3. Pursuing, following, observing, and/or surveillance.

                  Incapacitation is defined the mental or physical inability to make informed judgments and/or provide consent that could be temporary or permanent. The determination of whether a person is incapacitated is objectively based on what a reasonable person exercising good judgement should have and/or would have known about the condition of the incapacitated party. This includes incapacitation due to alcohol or drug consumption, illness, being asleep or unconscious, or any other reason that the individual is physically or mentally unable to form or communicate consent.

                  Consent is defined as an informed, voluntary and mutual agreement. Consent can be withdrawn at any time, and there is no consent when there is force, expressed or implied, or when coercion, intimidation or duress is used. Consent cannot be given by a person who is incapacitated.

                  Complaints of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence are adjudicated under the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Procedures.

                  XIX. Violation of Other Published University Policies

                  Failing to abide by all published...

                  A. Failing to abide by all published University policies. These include but are not limited to, University policies published in academic catalogs, on the University website, and in any other University publications or on forms and agreements.

                  XX. Weapons and Dangerous Objects

                  Possessing, storing or carrying a firearm...

                  A. Possessing, storing or carrying a firearm, which includes projectile firing devices, pellet guns and air rifles, or weapons, which include ammunition, switchblades and knives with blades over 5 inches. This includes the sale, purchase, discharge or display of any firearm or weapon on the University campus or using University property.

                  B. Possessing or storing explosives, including fireworks and pyrotechnic devices

                  C. Possessing or storing biological or chemical materials, such as tear gas, hazardous materials or chemicals such as gasoline, butane, lighter fluid or other flammable liquids, or any other items that may pose a danger to the University community

                  D. Using, discharging, brandishing or displaying a firearm, weapon or dangerous object for any purpose including invoking fear or intimidation and/or causing bodily harm or injury.

                  Please note persons with a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit (CCW) must abide by this policy.

                    XXI. Other Behaviors Impacting the University Community

                    Engaging in behavior that has a negative impact...

                    A. Engaging in behavior that has a negative impact on the University community. No list of behaviors can be exhaustive and situations may arise that are not expressly addressed by University policies, but are contrary to the welfare of the University community. With these incidents, interpretation of the behavior will be made by the Office of Student Conduct.

                    Interpretations and Amendments to University Policies

                    Any questions about the application or...
                    Any questions about the application or interpretation of the Student Code of Conduct should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct has the sole authority and discretion to interpret and apply the Student Code of Conduct as deemed appropriate.

                    Student Conduct Procedures - Individual Student(s)

                    These procedures apply to student misconduct, including violations...

                    Student Conduct Procedures - Individual Student(s)

                    These procedures apply to student misconduct, including violations of the Student Code of Conduct, except for Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence (part XVIII), which is addressed in Student Conduct Procedures - Sexual Misconduct, and misconduct by registered student organizations, which is addressed in Student Conduct Procedures - Registered Student Organization(s).

                    A. Complaints of Student Misconduct

                    1. Anyone may report a complaint of student misconduct in writing directly to the Office of Student Conduct or the Public Incident Report Form online. Complaints of misconduct will be reviewed by the director of Student Conduct, or designee, who is responsible for the administration of the Student Conduct process.

                    2. The director of Student Conduct, or designee, may conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine if the complaint of misconduct has merit. If the alleged complaint of misconduct is found to have merit, the alleged complaint will be assigned University violations and will be forwarded to an incident reviewer, and the responding student will have an incident review scheduled.

                    B. Interim Actions

                    1. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee may impose interim actions prior to, or during an incident review, hearing board meeting, registered student organization investigation, and/or sexual misconduct and relationship violence investigation. Interim actions will be imposed in the following circumstances:

                    a. To ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community or preservation of University property;

                    b. To ensure a student’s and or registered student organization’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being;

                    c. To ensure the integrity of the investigative and/or student conduct process;

                    d. If a student or registered student organization poses a threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the University; or

                    e. Any other circumstances where the Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee determines, in its sole discretion, the interim actions to be in the best interest of the University or its community.

                    2. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate interim action, and it may select any action from all of the available actions that it finds appropriate under the circumstances at issue. Whenever an interim action is imposed, the Office of Student Conduct will convene the formal student conduct process as soon as possible pending the normal due process requirements and upon consideration of the circumstances.

                    C. Notification of Incident Review

                    1. Students will be notified at least one business day prior to their scheduled incident review via their University email account. In this notification, students will be advised of the incident review procedures, date of alleged misconduct, the allegations of misconduct and the meeting date with the Office of Student Conduct.

                    D. Incident Review Meeting Student Rights

                    Responding students have the right to:

                    1. Be notified in writing via their University email account regarding the alleged misconduct and student conduct procedures at least one business day prior to the incident review meeting.

                    2. Review any incident report(s) submitted to the Office of Student Conduct during the incident review meeting. Students may request a redacted copy of any reports at the conclusion of the incident review meeting.

                    3. Present information on their own behalf at the incident review meeting.

                    4. Accept responsibility at an incident review meeting. If a responding student accepts responsibility they will waive any procedural appeal rights upon accepting responsibility at an incident review meeting.

                    5. Deny responsibility and request a hearing to determine responsibility for the alleged violations. The appropriate board will be determined by the director of Student Conduct or designee.

                    6. Be notified in writing within 10 business days via their University email account of the outcome of the incident review meeting unless the determination of sanctions has been deferred to obtain additional information.

                    E. Incident Review Meeting

                    1. The incident review meeting is a private one-on-one meeting with the incident reviewer and the responding student. Parents and University support persons will not be permitted in this meeting.

                    2. The incident reviewer will explain the alleged misconduct to the responding student.

                    3. The incident reviewer will conduct an interview with the responding student and the responding student may accept responsibility for the misconduct. The incident reviewer, at their sole discretion, may assign appropriate sanctions at this time or may defer the imposition of sanctions to consider additional information. Upon approval of the Office of Student Conduct, the incident reviewer’s decision as to sanctions are final. However, at the sole discretion of the Office of Student Conduct, the responding student can be referred directly to a hearing board for adjudication regardless if the student has accepted responsibility for the misconduct.

                    4. The responding student may also deny responsibility during the interview and request a hearing board. The appropriate board will be determined by the director of Student Conduct or designee.

                    5. The incident reviewer may recommend the allegations of misconduct be dismissed by the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct reserves the right to reassign any dismissed violations if new information becomes known regarding the alleged misconduct that was not known to the incident reviewer or the Office of Student Conduct at the time of the initial incident review.

                    6. If a responding student fails to attend their scheduled incident review meeting, their case will be referred to the appropriate hearing board at the sole discretion of the director of Student Conduct or designee.

                    F. Hearing Board Student Rights

                    Responding students have the right to:

                    1. Be notified in writing via their University email account about the alleged misconduct and hearing procedures at least one business day prior to the hearing board meeting.

                    2. Review any incident report(s) submitted to the Office of Student Conduct during the incident review meeting.

                    3. Have an individual hearing board.

                    4. Present information on their own behalf at a hearing board. This includes presenting any combination of three witnesses or written witness statements. These witnesses or witness statements must have direct knowledge of the incident that is being reviewed by the hearing board. In addition, students may choose not to provide any information on their behalf. The hearing board reserves the right to make an inference from students who choose not to answer questions or provide information.

                    5. Question anyone providing information to the hearing board. Questions will be directed to the hearing board advisor. The hearing board advisor will have the final determination on the appropriateness of the question.

                    6. Request the removal of hearing board members based on bias or other conflict of interest. The hearing board advisor will have the final determination on removal of the hearing board member.

                    7. Be assisted by one University support person as defined in the definitions section of the Student Code of Conduct. Students cannot be assisted by an attorney during the hearing board process.

                    8. Be notified in writing via their University email the outcome of the hearing board meeting within 10 business days after the hearing board has concluded its hearing.

                    9. Appeal the hearing board decision within two business days from receiving the notification of outcome containing the hearing board’s decision to their University email account.

                    10. Schedule a post-hearing meeting with the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the decision of the hearing board.

                    G. Hearing Board Meeting

                    1. At the sole discretion of the director of Student Conduct, or designee, the hearing board may be an administrative conduct board or a student conduct board.

                    2. Hearing board meetings are closed to the public. Admission to any person to the hearing shall be at the sole discretion of the hearing board advisor. Hearing boards may not be disrupted by any party. The hearing board advisor has the right to remove any disruptive individual including responding students. The hearing will continue in the absence of the disrupting party.

                    3. Hearing board meetings will have a minimum of three voting members to establish quorum.

                    4. Hearing board meetings will have a sole official verbatim record. The record is property of The University of Tampa.

                    5. Hearing boards will review information submitted to the Office of Student Conduct, the responding student(s) and witness(es) if applicable.

                    6. Hearing board advisors, at their sole discretion, may choose to postpone or suspend a hearing to gather additional information.

                    7. Hearing board members may question parties providing information during the hearing.

                    8. Hearing boards reserve the right to hear and decide a case in absentia of the responding and/or reporting parties or any other witnesses. Hearing board advisors may postpone the hearing at their sole discretion.

                    9. Hearing boards determine responsibility for the responding student related to the allegations of misconduct. Hearing boards use the “preponderance of information” standard in determining responsibility.

                    10. All procedural questions are resolved by a final decision of the hearing board advisor.

                    11. The Office of Student Conduct reserves the right to reassign any dismissed allegations if new information becomes known regarding the alleged misconduct that was not known to the hearing board or the Office of Student Conduct at the time of the original hearing.

                    H. Types of Hearing Boards

                    1. Student Conduct Boards are comprised of at least three full-time students with a minimum grade-point average of 2.8 and the director of Student Conduct or designee who serves as a non-voting hearing board advisor. The director of Student Conduct or designee shall select and ensure that all board members are properly trained. The Student Conduct Board will determine the responsibility of the responding student(s) and if found responsible will make sanction recommendations to the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate sanction(s). All decisions of responsibility are based on a simple majority vote of the board members.

                    2. Administrative Conduct Boards are comprised of at least three faculty and/or staff members at The University of Tampa and the director of Student Conduct or designee who serves as a non-voting hearing board advisor. The director of Student Conduct or designee shall select the board members and ensure that all board members are properly trained. The Administrative Conduct Board will determine the responsibility of the responding student(s) and if found responsible will make sanction recommendations to the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate sanction(s). All decisions of responsibility are based on a simple majority vote of the board members.

                    3. Appellate Hearing Boards are comprised of at least three faculty and/or staff members at The University of Tampa. The director of Student Conduct or designee shall select the board members and ensure that all board members are properly trained. The review of the board is limited as set forth in the Appeals section of this policy. All decisions are based on a simple majority vote of the board members.

                    I. Appeals of Hearing Board Decision

                    1. If the responding student is found responsible by a hearing board, the responding student may file an appeal of decision of responsibility to the Office of Student Conduct within two business days of receiving the notification of outcome to their University email account. Appeals shall be limited to a review of the verbatim record of the hearing and supporting documents submitted with the appeal for one or more of the following purposes.

                    a. To determine whether the original hearing was conducted in conformity with prescribed procedures. If a procedural error occurred, it needs to be sufficient to alter the decision of the case.

                    b. To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision, that was not available at the time of the original hearing, because information and/or facts could not have been known to the responding student at the time of the initial hearing.

                    2. The Office of Student Conduct, in its sole discretion, will determine if the appeal is eligible for review. If the appeal is eligible for review, it will be referred to the appropriate appellate hearing board/appellate hearing officer.

                    3. The appellate hearing board/appellate hearing officer has the authority to render the following decisions based on its limited review:

                    a. Affirm the decision of the original board.

                    b. Modify the decision of the original hearing board.

                    c. Modify recommended sanctions.

                    d. Refer the case for a re-hearing by the original hearing board or a new hearing board.

                    4. All appeal decisions are final. Students will be notified within 10 business days of the appeal decision via their University email account.

                    J. Disciplinary Sanctions

                    1. When a respondent student is found responsible for misconduct, the Office of Student Conduct will confirm assigned sanctions by the incident review and hearing board to ensure the appropriateness of the sanction(s) for the violation of misconduct. All sanctions are progressive, educational and assigned based upon the severity of the misconduct and prior student conduct history if applicable.

                    K. End of Semester and Summer Incidents

                    1. Acknowledging the fact that incidents occur at/or right before the closure of a semester, the Office of Student Conduct reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to move forward with cases during or after final exams have concluded. In addition, the Office of Student Conduct reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend a case until the beginning of the next semester that the responding student is enrolled. The following procedures may be applied.

                    a. Students may be asked to appear for an incident review or hearing board meeting during a scheduled finals exam week.

                    b. Students living more than 50 miles away from campus and/or not enrolled during the current term may be asked to participate in the conduct process via tele-communication using video and/or audio technology.

                    c. All graduating students who have been notified of an incident that occurred before the commencement ceremony must complete the conduct process and sanctions required in order to have their degree conferred.

                    d. The University of Tampa reserves the right to withhold a degree in the event that there is a pending conduct process or incomplete sanction.

                    L. Holds and Incomplete Sanctions

                    1. In the circumstance that the student has unsuccessfully completed their sanction(s), the following measures are applicable:

                    a. A registration hold will be placed on the student’s account; and

                    b. The student may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for non-compliance with official University directives.

                    Student Conduct Procedures- Registered Student Organization(s)

                    These procedures apply to registered student organization...

                    Student Conduct Procedures - Registered Student Organization(s)

                    These procedures apply to registered student organization misconduct, including all violations of the Student Code of Conduct, except for sexual misconduct and relationship violence, which is addressed in Student Conduct Procedures - Sexual Misconduct. This section does not include the procedures used in individual student misconduct which is addressed in Student Conduct Procedures - Individual Student(s).

                    Please note if a registered student organization is alleged to have violated the sexual misconduct and relationship violence policy they will be adjudicated under the Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Investigative Procedures.

                    A. Complaints of Registered Student Organization Misconduct

                    1. Anyone may report complaints in writing of student organization misconduct directly to the Office of Student Conduct or online. Complaints may also be filed on behalf of The University by the Office of Student Conduct. Complaints of misconduct will be reviewed by the director of Student Conduct, or designee, who is responsible for the administration of the Registered Student Organization process.

                    2. The director of Student Conduct, or designee, may conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine if the complaint has merit. If the complaint of misconduct is found to have merit, an investigation will be commenced to determine if the misconduct has violated University policy. The Office of Student Conduct reserves the right to reopen a preliminary inquiry in the event new information becomes known regarding the alleged misconduct that was not known to the Office of Student Conduct at the time of the initial preliminary inquiry.

                    B. Notification of Investigation of Registered Student Organization Misconduct

                    1. The director of Student Conduct, or designee, will notify the responding student organization of the alleged misconduct. A meeting will be scheduled with the director of Student Conduct or designee and the responding student organization’s president or representative. The responding student organization’s president or representative will be notified one business day prior to the scheduled meeting.

                    2. The responding student organizations’ president or representative is required to attend a meeting with director of Student Conduct or designee, who is free of any conflict of interest or bias, to review the student organizational conduct process. At this meeting, the president or representative will be given notice of the complaint of misconduct. The director of Student Conduct or designee will select the investigator who will investigate the allegations of misconduct.

                    C. Interim Actions

                    1. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee may impose interim actions prior to, or during an incident review, hearing board meeting, registered student organization investigation, and/or sexual misconduct and relationship violence investigation. Interim actions will be imposed in the following circumstances:

                    a. To ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community or preservation of University property;

                    b. To ensure a student’s and or registered student organization’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being;

                    c. To ensure the integrity of the investigative and/or student conduct process;

                    d. If a student or registered student organization poses a threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the University; or

                    e. Any other circumstances where the Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee determines, in its sole discretion, the interim actions to be in the best interest of the University or its community.

                    2. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate interim action, and it may select any action from all of the available actions that it finds appropriate under the circumstances at issue. Whenever an interim action is imposed, the Office of Student Conduct will convene the formal student conduct process as soon as possible pending the normal due process requirements and upon consideration of the circumstances.

                    D. Investigation of Registered Student Organization Misconduct

                    1. The University will respond to all complaints of organizational misconduct that are found to have merit in a prompt, fair and impartial way, which includes a thorough fact-finding investigation. The responding organization may choose not to provide information on its behalf during the investigation. However, the investigator may make inferences from participants, including the responding organization or any of its members, who choose not provide information.

                    E. Investigation Report

                    1. The investigator(s) will prepare a written report at the conclusion of an investigation. Investigator(s) will first consider if a reasonable observer would have associated this complaint of misconduct with the organization and then use the preponderance of the information standard to determine if misconduct occurred.

                    F. Notification of Outcome and Sanctioning of Registered Student Organization Misconduct

                    1. The Office of Student Conduct will notify at a minimum the president or representative of the responding student organization and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement of the outcome of the investigation and sanctions (if applicable). If the investigative report is deemed inconclusive no sanctioning process will be initiated.

                    G. Appeal of Decision

                    1. If the responding student organization is found responsible for misconduct, the president or representative may file an appeal with the Office of Student Conduct within two business days from receiving the notification of outcome and sanctioning to their University email account. Appeals shall be limited to a review of the investigator’s report and the supporting documents submitted with the appeal for one of the following purposes.

                    a. To determine whether the original investigation was conducted in conformity with prescribed procedures. If a procedural error occurred, it needs to be sufficient to alter the decision of the case.

                    b. To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision, that was not available at the time of the original investigation, because information and/or facts could not have been known to the respondent organization at the time of the investigation.

                    2. The vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students or designee, in their sole discretion, will determine if the appeal is eligible for review by meeting the criteria outlined above. The vice president and dean of students or designee has the authority to render the following decisions based on their limited review:

                    a. Deny the appeal based on failure to meet established appeal criteria.

                    b. Affirm the decision of the original investigator(s).

                    c. Accept the appeal and refer the case for a re-investigation by a new investigator(s). The new investigator(s) will receive all statements given by any parties that were interviewed. This information will be provided to the new investigator(s) by the director of Student Conduct or designee. The new investigator(s) will not receive any conclusions or outcome from the original report.

                    3. All appeal decisions are final. The registered student organization’s president or designee and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement will be notified of the decision within 10 business days of the appeal decision.

                    Student Conduct Procedures - Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy

                    These procedures are utilized to adjudicate sexual misconduct and relationship...

                    These procedures are utilized to adjudicate sexual misconduct and relationship violence (XVIII. Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence) listed under University Policies.

                    A. Complaints of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence:

                    1. Anyone may report complaints of sexual misconduct and relationship violence in writing directly to the Title IX coordinator, deputy Title IX coordinator, Office of Student Conduct, any responsible employee at The University of Tampa or online. Complaints may also be filed on behalf of the University by the Title IX coordinator or designee. Complaints of misconduct will be reviewed by the Title IX coordinator, or designee.

                    2. The Title IX coordinator or designee may conduct a preliminary inquiry to determine if the complaint has merit. If the complaint is found to have merit, a meeting will be scheduled with the reporting and/or complainant party. The complainant may bring an advisor to this meeting.

                    3. If the reporting party and/or complainant is willing to participate in the review of the complaint and requests an investigation process, the University will proceed with an investigation of the complaint. The reporting party or complainant will be asked to submit a detailed complaint to the Title IX coordinator or designee. If the complainant asks that the report of sexual misconduct and relationship violence not be pursued, the University will honor that request as long as there is no additional information that indicates there is a threat to the University community. The Title IX coordinator or designee in their sole discretion reserves the right to move a compliant forward without consent of the reporting and/or complainant parties if they deem it necessary to protect the educational environment and University community. Requests for confidentiality for reporting and/or complainant parties will be considered by the Title IX coordinator or designee.

                    B. Interim Actions

                    1. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee may impose interim actions prior to, or during an incident review, hearing board meeting, registered student organization investigation, and/or sexual misconduct and relationship violence investigation. Interim actions will be imposed in the following circumstances:

                    a. To ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community or preservation of University property;

                    b. To ensure a student’s and or registered student organization’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being;

                    c. To ensure the integrity of the investigative and/or student conduct process;

                    d. If a student or registered student organization poses a threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the University; or

                    e. Any other circumstances where the Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee determines, in its sole discretion, the interim actions to be in the best interest of the University or its community.

                    2. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate interim action, and it may select any action from all of the available actions that it finds appropriate under the circumstances at issue. Whenever an interim action is imposed, the Office of Student Conduct will convene the formal student conduct process as soon as possible pending the normal due process requirements and upon consideration of the circumstances.

                    C. Notification of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Investigation

                    1. The Title IX coordinator, or designee, will notify the responding student of the alleged sexual misconduct and/or relationship violence. A meeting will be scheduled with the Title IX coordinator or designee and the responding student. The responding student will be notified at least one business day prior to the scheduled meeting. The responding student may bring an advisor to this meeting

                    2. The responding student if participating will meet with the Title IX coordinator or designee. At this meeting, the responding student will be able to review the written complaint of sexual misconduct and relationship violence. At the conclusion of this meeting, the Title IX coordinator or designee will assign the investigator(s) who will investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct and/or relationship violence.

                    D. Investigation of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence

                    1. In all cases, the University will respond to the complaint in a prompt, thorough, procedurally fair, impartial and effective manner. Upon receipt of a complaint, the University will strive to complete its review in a timely manner. If the University is unable to complete the process within a timely manner the Title IX coordinator or designee, will provide an update to the complainant and respondent(s). Investigations will consist of a thorough fact-finding investigation. Throughout the process, the complainant and respondent(s) may have an advisor present for all meetings.

                    E. Investigation Report

                    1. The investigator(s) will prepare a preliminary written report at the conclusion of their initial fact finding and then a final written report at the conclusion of their investigation. Before the preliminary report is finalized, the complainant and respondent(s) will be given the opportunity to review and comment on their individualized statements. These statements will not be eligible for editing after the release of the preliminary report. The complainant and respondent(s) may review the investigator's preliminary report without the investigator's summary of findings. The complainant and respondent(s) will be scheduled for a meeting with the Title IX coordinator or designee to facilitate the review of the preliminary report. A complainant or respondent must submit any comments about the preliminary report within two business days after reviewing the preliminary report.

                    2. Following the receipt of any comments submitted, or after the two business day period has lapsed without comment, the investigator(s) will address any identified factual inaccuracies or misunderstandings as appropriate at their discretion and complete a final written report. Investigator(s) will use the preponderance of the information standard to make determinations of responsibility in investigative reports.

                    F. Notification of Outcome and Sanctioning of Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Violations

                    1. The University of Tampa will notify the complainant and respondent(s) of the outcome and sanctions (if applicable) simultaneously. In instances where the respondent(s) are found responsible for sexual misconduct and relationship violence, the University will initiate a sanctioning process designed to eliminate the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects, while supporting the University’s educational mission and Title IX obligations.

                    G. Appeal of Decision

                    1. Either party (complainant or respondent) may appeal the investigator(s)’ findings. Parties may file an appeal to the vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students within two business days of notification of the outcome to their University email account. A party may only seek an appeal within these specific guidelines.

                    a. To determine whether the original investigation was conducted in conformity with prescribed procedures. If a procedural error occurred, it needs to be sufficient to alter the decision of the case.

                    b. To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision, that was not available at the time of the original investigation, because information and/or facts could not have been known at the time of the investigation.

                    2. The vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students or designee, in their sole discretion, will determine if the appeal is eligible for review by meeting the criteria outlined above. The vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students or designee has the authority to render the following decisions based on their limited review:

                    a. Deny the appeal based on failure to meet established appeal criteria.

                    b. Affirm the decision of the original investigator(s).

                    c. Accept the appeal and refer the case for a re-investigation by a new investigator(s). The new investigator(s) will receive all statements given by any parties that were interviewed. This information will be provided to the new investigator(s) by the director of Student Conduct or designee. The new investigator(s) will not receive any conclusions or outcome from the original report.

                    3. All appeal decisions are final. Students will be notified within 10 business days of the appeal decision via their University email account.

                    Amnesty

                    The University of Tampa considers the safety and personal well-being...

                    Statement of Purpose

                    1. The University of Tampa considers the safety and personal well-being of the student body a priority. The University recognizes that there may be alcohol, drug-related, hazing and sexual misconduct and relationship violence emergencies in which the potential for disciplinary action could act as a barrier to students who want to seek assistance for themselves or others. The Amnesty and Bystander Intervention Policy is designed to enable students and their guests to seek assistance for emergencies by reducing the possible barrier of disciplinary consequences.

                    Jurisdiction

                    1. The University of Tampa Amnesty and Bystander Intervention Policy applies to both on campus and off-campus incidents.

                    Statement of Policy

                    1. When a student or other individual seeks assistance for themselves or another person experiencing an alcohol, drug-related, hazing and sexual misconduct and relationship violence emergency by contacting emergency services, such as the Residence Life staff, Campus Safety or Tampa Police Department, the student(s) in need of medical attention and the individual(s) reporting the emergency will not be subject to disciplinary action for the following violations in the Student Code of Conduct:

                    a. Alcohol;

                    b. Drugs;

                    c. Drug Paraphernalia.

                    2. However, in all incidents involving an alcohol or other drug-related emergency, the Office of Student Conduct may pursue disciplinary action related to other alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

                    Determination of Medical Amnesty and Bystander Status

                    1. All information related to the incident will be documented by the responding University official(s) in a report and forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct. The Office of Student Conduct will review the report and determine the appropriate application of amnesty and any other action to be taken in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.

                    Requirement of Medical Amnesty and Bystander Status

                    1. Any student who is granted Amnesty or Bystander status as a result of an alcohol or other drug-related emergency will be required to:

                    a. Attend a follow-up meeting with the Dickey Health and Wellness Center for an Alcohol and Other Drug assessment where the student’s behavior will be discussed in addition to possible referrals to other campus resources; and

                    b. Complete additional measures determined at the sole discretion of the Office of Student Conduct to better support the individual student and the overall community when the student has experienced alcohol and other drug-related emergencies.

                    2. In addition, students granted Amnesty or Bystander status could be charged with a violation of “Compliance with Directives” under the Student Code of Conduct if the student does not complete their assessment requirements or additional measures.

                    Interim Actions and Sanctioning

                    The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator...

                    A. Determination of Interim Actions

                    1. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee may impose interim actions prior to, or during an incident review, hearing board meeting, registered student organization investigation, and/or sexual misconduct and relationship violence investigation. Interim actions will be imposed in the following circumstances:

                    a. To ensure the safety and well-being of members of the University community or preservation of University property;

                    b. To ensure a student’s and or registered student organization’s own physical or emotional safety and well-being;

                    c. To ensure the integrity of the investigative and/or student conduct process;

                    d. If a student or registered student organization poses a threat of disruption of or interference with the normal operations of the University; or

                    e. Any other circumstances where the Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee determines, in its sole discretion, the interim actions to be in the best interest of the University or its community.

                    2. The Office of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate interim action, and it may select any action from all of the available actions that it finds appropriate under the circumstances at issue. Whenever an interim action is imposed, the Office of Student Conduct will convene the formal student conduct process as soon as possible pending the normal due process requirements and upon consideration of the circumstances.

                    B. Interim Actions

                    Interim actions may include, but are not limited to:

                    1. Interim Suspension- the director of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee may, after a sufficient level of inquiry to determine its appropriateness impose an interim suspension of a student or student organization prior to the beginning of or during the formal student conduct process. Students who have been interim suspended may not reside in a residence hall and/or attend classes at The University until the interim suspension has been removed. Registered Student Organizations who have been interim suspended will terminate all existing programs, meetings and other forms of social activities until the interim suspension has been removed.

                    2. Interim No Contact Order- the director of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee may impose an interim no contact order between students and or student organizations and any other member of the University community.

                    3. Interim No-Trespass Order- the director of Student Conduct, Campus Safety, Title IX coordinator or designee may impose an interim no-trespass order which may limit access for students and student organizations to a specific area or place including but not limited to residence halls, academic buildings and University events.

                    4. Interim Student Employment Removal- the director of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee may impose a temporary removal of student employment.

                    5. Interim Residence Hall Restrictions- the director of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator or designee, may impose on students and registered student organizations a Residence Hall Suspension, Housing Room Reassignment or other relevant residence hall restrictions.

                    6. Interim Registered Student Organization On-Campus Restrictions- the director of Student Conduct and/or Title IX coordinator designee may give limitations and/or restrictions to a registered student organization regarding any official or unofficial on-campus activity for the duration or any part thereof of the Registered Student Organization Conduct process.

                    7. Interim Registered Student Organization Off-Campus Restrictions- the director of Student Conduct and or Title IX coordinator or designee may give limitations and/or restrictions to a registered student organization regarding any official or unofficial off-campus activity for the duration or any part thereof of the Registered Student Organization Conduct process.

                    C. Sanctioning

                    1. The University of Tampa has an educational philosophy regarding sanctioning for responding students and registered student organizations. Sanctions are assigned based on the severity of the misconduct.

                    2. Students and/or student organizations will receive a standard disciplinary sanction if found responsible for misconduct as set forth in the Student Code of Conduct. Additional sanctions may be imposed in conjunction with a standard disciplinary sanction.

                    3. For students, except for violations of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, the Office of Student Conduct shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate sanction based on the conduct at issue.

                    4. For students and/or student organizations responsible for sexual misconduct and/or relationship violence or registered student organizations responsible for any other misconduct, the associate dean of students or designee shall have the sole authority to make a final decision on the appropriate sanction based on the conduct at issue.

                    D. Standard Disciplinary Sanctions

                    1. Disciplinary Reprimand, which is a written expression of disapproval to the student or registered student organization for a violation of specified University policy. It includes a warning that further violations of University policy may result in more severe sanctions.

                    2. Disciplinary Probation, which is a notice to a student or registered student organization that their actions are of a serious nature within The University of Tampa community. Probation shall be for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student or registered student organization is found in violation of any University policies during the probationary period. Any violation committed during the probationary period will result in a review of the student or registered student organization’s status with The University of Tampa.

                    3. Deferred Suspension, which is an increased disciplinary probation status for a student or registered student organization that does not include suspension. During this period, any further violations of policy may result in suspension.

                    4. Suspension,* which is the termination of registration as a student or registered student organization at the University beginning on a specific date and for a specified time not to exceed four years. For a registered student organization, this action will immediately terminate all existing programs, meetings, and other forms of organizational events and activities for the period of suspension.

                    5. Expulsion,* which is the permanent separation of a student or registered student organization from the University without the opportunity for reinstatement.

                    Students who are suspended or expelled from the University will receive no refund.

                    E. Additional Disciplinary Sanctions

                    1. BASICS Feedback Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment, which is a program designed to assess the behavior of students related to alcohol and other drugs. Students are required to complete the program and all recommendations of treatment made by the Wellness Center.

                    2. Campus Service, which is a sanction that provides a University of Tampa affiliated office or program assistance for a determined amount of hours. Students must seek approval from the Office of Student Conduct before beginning campus service hours. Registered student organizations must seek approval from the associate dean of students or designee before beginning campus service hours.

                    3. Community Service, which is a sanction that provides The University of Tampa campus community assistance for a determined amount of hours. These hours must be completed off-campus with an entity unaffiliated with the University. Students must seek approval from the Office of Student Conduct before beginning community service hours. Registered student organizations must seek approval from the associate dean of Students or designee before beginning community service hours.

                    4. Deferred Termination of Residency, which is a residentially specific sanction that does not include termination of residential privileges at The University of Tampa. During this period, any further violations of policy may result in the termination of residency.

                    5. Discretionary Sanctions, which are sanctions that include but are not limited to:

                    a. Letter of Apology

                    b. Research/Reflection Paper

                    c. Program Presentations

                    d. Behavioral Contracts

                    e. Alcohol and Other Drug Education

                    6. Housing Room Reassignment, which is a sanction that requires the immediate relocation of the student’s housing assignment.

                    7. Parental Notification, which is a sanction specifically for alcohol and drug related misconduct that includes a letter sent to the parent or guardian of a student who is either under 18 years of age or financially dependent on their parent or guardian. These notification are sent in compliance with FERPA and will be mailed to the student address provided to the University. Notifications will only be sent following a decision of responsibility.

                    8. Prevention Fee, which is a sanction associated with the cost of preventative programming related to alcohol and drug policy violations. These fees range from $100-$300 depending on the circumstances related to the severity of the incident.

                    9. Registration Hold, which is a sanction placed directly onto a student’s University account prohibiting registration for classes or changes to an academic schedule.

                    10. Restitution, which is a sanction that is a written directive to replace, repair or make specific compensation for property of The University of Tampa that was damaged, destroyed or misused as a result of a student or registered student organization’s actions or negligence.

                    11. Registered Student Organization On-Campus Restrictions, which is limitations and/or restrictions to a registered student organization regarding any official or unofficial on-campus activity which includes social activities.

                    12. Registered Student Organization Off-Campus Restrictions, which is limitations and/or restrictions to a registered student organization regarding any official or unofficial off-campus activity which includes social activities.

                    13. Restriction/Revocation of Privileges, which is a sanction that includes the restriction or removal of one or more of the student’s privileges for a specified period of time.

                    14. Termination of Residency, which is a sanction that requires the removal of a student from University housing beginning on a specific date and for a specified period of time. Through the specific period of time, the student will be prohibited from entering all residential facilities. Students who are removed from University housing for disciplinary reasons will receive no refund.