Sanction Guide | Part 2: Sanctions Utilized at Rutgers University

Inactive Sanctions: Official University Sanctions

The first type of sanction is the inactive sanction, which is the official University response to an violation. Inactive sanctions do not require any action on the part of the student (or student organization). Inactive sanctions used by Rutgers University include the following:

Active Sanctions

The second type of sanction is the active sanction, which requires some action from the student (or student organization) and is intended to support their educational and/or personal development, or the institutional development of a student organization. Active sanctions used by Rutgers University fall into the following categories:

  • Academic Integrity: These sanctions help students understand and avoid academic dishonesty.
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs: These sanctions help students evaluate their own substance use habits and make better decisions about alcohol and other drugs.
  • Community/Restorative: These sanctions provide the student with an opportunity to renew relationships and repair the harm their actions may have caused to individuals or the community.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: These sanctions help students understand and appreciate differences and support students in becoming constructive members of the diverse University community.
  • Educational: These sanctions support students' learning and provide them with information that can guide them in making better decisions and avoiding future violations.
  • Interpersonal Conflict: These sanctions provide students with tools to resolve interpersonal conflicts constructively.
  • Personal Development & Self-Care: These sanctions support a student's personal growth and physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
  • Reflective: These sanctions encourage students to reflect on their decisions, exercise good judgment, and understand the perspective of others.
  • Organizational Sanctions - Active: These sanctions enable members of student organizations to reflect on their behavior, repair harm to the community, support the growth of the organization, and develop skills to avoid future violations.