Sanctions (disciplinary procedures) against the accused individual will follow all investigations that result in a finding that a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy occurred (more likely than not). Sanctions may include:

  • A warning - a notice in writing that the accused is violating or has violated institutional regulations.
  • Probation - a reprimand for violation of specified regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the accused is found to be violating any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period.
  • Loss of privileges - denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
  • Restitution - compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
  • Discretionary sanctions - work assignments, service to Oakton or neighboring communities, or other related discretionary assignments. (Such assignments must have the prior approval of the Title IX coordinator.)
  • Educational sanctions - developmental activities related to specific acts of misconduct. 
  • Withdrawal from class for students - administrative withdrawal from a class or classes.
  • College suspension - separation from Oakton for a defined period of time, after which the accused may be eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified.
  • Expulsion or Termination - Permanent separation from Oakton. For students, an “Administrative Dismissal” will be placed on the student’s transcript.