When a Conduct Review Board leads to a finding of responsibility for violating the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code, the following guidelines are used in determining sanctions. The purpose of administering sanctions is to hold students accountable for their actions, ensure the safety and well-being of the Ithaca community, and to facilitate learning. Outcomes can vary and are determined on a case by case basis.
It is important to note that this sanction grid only applies once a finding of responsibility has occurred. Additionally, upon a finding of responsibility, both parties will be given the opportunity to provide an impact statement which may ultimately impact the sanction. Accordingly, the examples of mitigating circumstances provided are not intended to downplay or undermine the fact that the Respondent, in every case where this applies, has still violated the applicable policy(s).
Different instances of a violation of the same student conduct policy rarely look exactly the same, and thus require detailed analysis and consideration when sanctioning. This analysis must include contemplation of certain case specific circumstances that either make a violation more or less severe than other instances of the same violation. Additionally, prior violation(s) of the Code of Student Conduct will always be considered as circumstance(s) that could potentially increase sanction(s) for a current policy violation. The number of prior cases and the severity of those past violations should be carefully considered, and prior violations for the same offense (e.g., student currently being sanctioned for non-consensual sexual touching has a prior violation for the same offense) should be viewed as particularly exacerbating.