University Disciplinary Procedures

  1. Students may choose to pursue the allegation through the university's disciplinary process. During an initial consultation with the survivor, the Associate Dean of StudentsOpens in new window , Judicial AffairsOpens in new window , will clarify the disciplinary process and explain the options available to the survivor, as well as review the incident. Crisis counselors or other support persons are welcome and encouraged to accompany the survivor.
  2. The university will proceed with a disciplinary action when it appears that the university's prohibition against any form of sexual abuse may have been violated. Individuals charged with sexual assault may be disciplined by the university as well as prosecuted under California's criminal statutes. Whether or not a criminal prosecution occurs, the university retains the right to proceed with a disciplinary action at any time, and the university need not await the disposition of any such criminal prosecution. Disciplinary actions will be handled in accordance with established California State University policies or provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
  3. The university is committed to providing judicial and disciplinary processes that are sensitive, supportive, expedient and respectful of the individual rights of all involved. Both the survivor and the accused are entitled to have others present during the campus disciplinary proceeding, and both will be informed of the outcome of the proceedings.
  4. Any of the sanctions listed below may be applied by the university against students found responsible for sexual assault or complicity in sexual assault. The type and number of sanctions applied will depend on the severity of the offense. Possible sanctions include but are not limited to:
    • Expulsion from the university.
    • Suspension from the university for a specified time.
    • Disciplinary Probation for a specified time.
    • Psychological counseling and/or assessment.
    • Performance of community service.
    • Revocation of residence hall contract.
    • Prohibition against contacting the survivor.
  1. A student may be suspended immediately for an interim period pending a hearing whenever the university president determines that such action is required to protect lives or property and ensure the maintenance of order.
  2. Student organizations found to condone, promote, or be involved in activities which lead to sexual assault may have their university recognition withdrawn. Other possible sanctions include but are not limited to:
    • Informing the organization's national or regional office about the activity.
    • Disbanding of the local chapter by the national organization.
    • Prohibiting participation in campus activities, events, and programs.
    • Requiring some or all members to conduct relevant community service and/ or participate in sexual assault awareness programs.
    • Loss of all university privileges (use of equipment, meeting rooms, advertising space, on-campus fund raising).

The Dean of Students will make a recommendation concerning sanctions to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Vice President will then inform the student organization, in writing, of the sanction(s) imposed. The Vice President may suspend any student organization's charter, pending a full review.

Sanctions up to and including dismissal from employment may be imposed on employees, following the utilization of established California State University policies and provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements.