Fees and Fines

Fees and Fines

Students who are found responsible for violating the student code of conduct may be sanctioned to pay a fee or a fine as an outcome of their involvement in the conduct process. Fees and fines are not applied arbitrarily or without merit. Rather, the imposition of fees or fines as a sanction often directly results from specific actions present in an incident that warrant the levying of a monetary sanctions. 

Below are some of more common fees and fines utilized as sanctions in our conduct process:

Found Responsible Fee

Found Responsible Fee - Every student who is found responsible for violating the code of conduct will be sanctioned to pay a $25 'found responsible fee'. All money collected from this fee goes into a budget that is used for the betterment of the campus community as a whole. Student groups and organizations on campus that wish to utilize social and/or educational activities, meant to engage the campus community and its members, may request funds from this budget to do so. By 'repaying' their local community directly in this way, students who have been found responsible through the conduct process are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the betterment of the campus in a way that helps to reconcile the way(s) in which they may have impacted it negatively by violating the campus' code of conduct. 

Alcohol/Drug Fines

Alcohol/Drug Fines - Students who violate the policies pertaining to alcohol or drug use/possession may be sanctioned to pay fines related to their violations. The appropriateness and amount of these fines will be determined by the hearing officer(s) responsible for handling each incident. The likelihood of this type of fine being utilized as a sanction depends on a variety of things including, but not limited to: the impact the incident had incident on the campus community; the amount, quantity, and/or type of alcohol/drugs present; and a student's prior conduct history.

Restitution

Restitution - Students who are found responsible for policy violations that result in monetary damages or losses to the university or its individual members may be sanctioned to pay appropriate restitution as a result of their involvement in the conduct process. The amount of restitution a student maybe required to pay is often situational and depends on the specifics of the incident for which they were found responsible.

T.R.A.A.C.

T.R.A.A.C. (Previously known as CARE) - Students who consume alcohol or drugs and find themselves as participants in the T.R.A.A.C. process as a result will be sanctioned to pay fees and fines associated with the services utilized during the course of their incident.