If a student is found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct, sanctions will be applied.
Sanctions imposed for misconduct are based on a consideration of the following factors:
- The nature of the violation;
- The severity of the damage, injury, or harm resulting from the misconduct;
- The student's past disciplinary history;
- Mitigating circumstances; and
- Aggravating circumstances, which may include bias-motivation
Sanctions serve a variety of purposes. The most common sanctions utilized are educational sanctions, which allow the student to learn more about the expectations the University has for its students. Listed below are the two types of sanctions used at Northeastern.
Active Sanctions: Sanctions that require work on the student's part to complete. These include, but are not limited to, educational sanctions, such as attending classes or writing research or reflection papers, performing mandated service, or paying a monetary fine.
Inactive Sanctions: Sanctions that, by themselves, do not require work on the student's part to complete. These include, but are not limited to, written warnings, disciplinary probation, deferred suspension, suspension, and expulsion. These sanctions may put restrictions on students, such as limiting access to campus recreational facilities, residence or dining halls, or the ability to hold student leadership positions.
Please refer to the Code of Student Conduct for more information about the sanctioning process at Northeastern University.