Sanctions Rubric

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs:
Alcohol: Possession/consumption of beer or wine under 21

Alcohol disposed of

 

1st instance: Letter of warning, with educational information included in the letter (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance: letter of warning and education (such as online module) (non-reportable).

 

3rd instance: letter of warning and alcohol education (such as an in person class) (non-reportable).

 

4th and beyond: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).  Could lead to formal disciplinary process if warranted.

Alcohol: Possession/Consumption of hard alcohol under 21

Alcohol disposed of

 

1st instance: letter of warning with educational information included in the letter (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning (non-reportable).

 

3rd instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).  Could lead to formal disciplinary process if warranted.

 

4th instance and beyond: Formal Disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).

Alcohol or Other Drug: Intoxication or influence that results in a transport to the hospital

Refer to the Medical Amnesty Policy

 

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean (non-reportable), meeting with a Health Educator or other educational referrals, parental notification.

2nd instance and beyond: Meeting with a Dean with warning (non-reportable), meeting with a Health Educator or other educational referrals, parental notification, and behavioral contract.  Students may be referred to the ad hoc committee appointed by the Dean of the College to determine whether or not the student will be required to take a mandatory medical leave.  https://dean.williams.edu/student-handbook/leave-of-absence-transfer-and-readmission/#mandatory-medical-leave

Alcohol: Possession of unauthorized identification

Identification disposed of

 

1st instance: Letter of warning, with educational information included in the letter (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

3rd instance and beyond: Formal Disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable)  through suspension (reportable).

Alcohol: Minor unregistered party (small size, with beer and wine, and no disruption or other issues present)

Alcohol disposed of and party disbanded

 

1st instance: Letter of warning, with educational information included in the letter (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

3rd instance and beyond: Formal Disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).

Alcohol: Major unregistered party (big size, with hard alcohol, and/or disruption or other issues present)

Alcohol disposed of and party disbanded

 

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Alcohol: Running/hosting gathering and/or providing small amounts of beer or wine

Alcohol disposed of and party disbanded

 

1st instance: Letter of warning, with educational information included in the letter (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

3rd instance and beyond: Formal Disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).

Alcohol: Running/hosting party and/or providing hard alcohol, excessive quantities of beer/wine, or with other major safety issues (such as funnels, drinking races, etc.)

Alcohol disposed of and party disbanded

 

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Other Drugs: Possession of marijuana paraphernalia for use (such as pipes, bongs, etc.)

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance: Letter of warning, with educational information included in the letter (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance: letter of warning and educational requirement (such as online module) (non-reportable).

 

3rd instance: letter of warning and alcohol education (such as an in person class) with learning assessment (non-reportable).

 

4th and beyond: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).  Could lead to formal disciplinary process if warranted.

Other Drugs: Possession/use of small amount (one ounce or less) marijuana that occurs outside of a college building

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance: letter of warning with educational information included in the letter (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance: letter of warning and educational requirement (such as online module) (non-reportable).

 

3rd instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

4th instance and beyond: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).  Could lead to formal disciplinary process if warranted.

Other Drugs: Possession/use of small amount (one ounce or less) marijuana that occurs inside a college building

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension.  Could also lead to housing move/removal.  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance (reportable).

Other Drugs: Possession/use of large amount of marijuana (as determined by Massachusetts law) and/or paraphernalia

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).

 

2nd and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from suspension to expulsion (reportable).

Other Drugs: Possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, sell, or manufacture (this includes any form of intent to distribute, even to one person)

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) to suspension (reportable).  Could include expulsion if warranted (reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).

Other Drugs: Distribution, selling, or manufacturing of marijuana (this includes the cultivation of drugs and any other form of distribution or

intention of distribution, even to one person)

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).

 

Other Drugs: Possession/use of small amount of illicit drugs (including, but not limited to: cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA) amphetamines, methamphetamines, hallucinogens (i.e. LSD, psilocybin mushrooms), misuse of prescription drugs, and other harmful/dangerous substances not listed on a legal controlled substance list)

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).  Could lead to formal disciplinary process if warranted.

 

2nd instance: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).

 

3rd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).

Other Drugs: Possession of illicit drugs with intent to deliver, sell, or manufacture (illicit drugs include, but are not limited to: cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA) amphetamines, methamphetamines, hallucinogens (i.e. LSD, psilocybin mushrooms), misuse of prescription drugs, and other harmful/dangerous substances not listed on a legal controlled substance list) (this includes the cultivation of drugs and any other form of distribution or

intention of distribution, even to one person)

Drugs and paraphernalia disposed of

 

1st instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from suspension through expulsion (reportable).

 

Disruption:
Disruption: Act of minor disruption (argumentative to CSS officer or other staff members, unauthorized use of buildings, minor interference)

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Disruption: Acts of major disruption (impeding CSS, police, or other staff members, and/or major interference)

1st instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).

 

Disruption: Minor Prank (such as moving a sign, furniture, etc. to another location)

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Hazing
Hazing (minor incident)

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Hazing (major incident) 1st instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).
Harassment 1st instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).
Information Technology: Misuse

1st instance: Office of Information Technology handles internally (refer to http://oit.williams.edu/policies/copyright/)

 

2nd instance: Office of Information Technology responds to the student and forwards the information to the Dean’s office for a Dean Meeting and warning (non-reportable)

 

3rd instance and beyond Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Physical disruption (minor incidents)

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Physical harm/endangerment 1st instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).
Property
Property: Minor Property Damage

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Property: Major Property Damage 1st instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).
Public Exposure

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.

Theft

1st instance: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) to suspension (reportable).  Could include expulsion if warranted (reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with sanctions ranging from disciplinary probation through expulsion (reportable).

Unauthorized access to campus buildings and areas

1st instance: Meeting with a Dean with warning and educational requirement (non-reportable).

 

2nd instance and beyond: Formal disciplinary process with actions ranging from disciplinary warning (not reportable) through suspension (reportable).  Could lead to expulsion if warranted and/or if beyond 2nd instance.