Sanctions

When it is determined that a resident is responsible for violating the Housing Regulations sanctions may be assigned. Assigned sanctions will be outlined in the written decision reached by the adjudicator or the Residential Life Hearing Officer.

Assigned sanctions may impact a resident’s ability to reside in the UCLA Housing Community and/or lose privileges associated with community membership.

There are two types of sanctions:

Status Sanctions: refer to a resident’s ability to reside in the UCLA Housing Community. Status sanctions remain in effect for the duration of a resident’s time in Housing. While Status Sanctions are progressive in design, the nature of the policy violation and its impact on the community are the key determinants in what Status is assigned.

Active Sanctions: refer to educational opportunities and interactions that encourage students to evaluate their own actions, provide education about decision making, and give residents the tools to improve their choices in the future.
In the event that the resident fails to successfully complete the conditions outlined in any sanction, a hold will be placed on the resident’s records and registration. The resident will be notified that this hold has been requested. The hold will be removed when the resident successfully completes the conditions of the assigned sanctions. This hold will prevent registering for classes, obtaining transcripts, and accessing various campus services (e.g. Wooden Center and UCLA Library Services).

STATUS SANCTIONS

Warning

Warning is the first step of the progressive conduct process. The intent is to bring to the resident’s attention that their behavior is not aligned with the standards of the Housing community. Resident are encouraged to further educate themselves about the Housing Rules and Regulations in order to avoid future policy violations.

Housing Probation

Housing Probation is a formal notice that a resident’s behavior has not conformed with Residential Life’s standards of conduct and that continued or repeated violations may be cause for further disciplinary action. Conditions restricting the resident’s privileges may also be imposed.

Housing Deferred Exclusion

Housing Deferred Exclusion is formal notice that a resident’s behavior is not conforming to ORL’s standards of conduct and that any further violations may result in their exclusion from all University-owned Housing.

Housing Exclusion

Housing Exclusion means a resident’s Housing contract will be terminated and they will no longer be eligible for any University-owned Housing accommodation. Additionally, any further violations of policy will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for review and possible adjudication.
While each incident is considered individually, following are examples of behaviors that may result in Exclusion from On-Campus Housing. This list is not all inclusive but refers to some examples of serious violations:
* Violation of security system (e.g., use of unauthorized doors, unauthorized building access, propping doors, use of opposite sex restrooms);
* Tampering with fire and safety equipment (e.g., false alarms, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, elevator emergency systems);
* Possession or use of dangerous weapons or use of sporting equipment in a dangerous manner (e.g., guns, knives, swords, blackjacks, ROTC weapons);
* Possession or use of explosives (e.g., fire crackers, rockets, smoke bombs);
* Possession or use of dangerous chemicals (e.g., gasoline, acids, corrosives);
* Possession or use of illegal drugs or bulk alcohol (e.g., kegs, significant amounts of liquor dispensed from one source);
* Significant community disturbances (e.g., uncontrolled parties, unauthorized demonstrations, food fights);
* Theft or damage to individuals’ or University property (e.g., stealing money and property, removing building furniture, significant room damages);
* Failure to control the conduct of a guest involved in serious violations;
* Throwing objects from or at buildings; and
* Repeated violation of regulations.

ACTIVE SANCTIONS

Program/Project Participation

The required attendance at specific programs/workshops or the completion of a specified project or written excercise. Such as: http://www.counseling.ucla.edu/wellness.html.

Community Service

The performance of a specific number of hours of unpaid community service in or around the On Campus Housing or wider UCLA community.

Meetings with Designated Staff

The requirement to meet with UCLA staff to discuss issues pertaining to success as an On Campus Housing community member and/or UCLA student.

Notice of Restitution

The notice of the requirement to pay financial restitution for costs incurred as a result of your actions. The fees will be applied by a designated office and any questions regarding the fees should be directed to the office applying the fee.

Loss of Privileges

Restriction from participation in designated On Campus Housing activities and/or from having visitors for a specified period of time.

Relocation

Requirement to relocate to another room or suite or move to another University owned or leased housing facility.

Area Restriction

Restriction of the student from entering a specified area of On-Campus Housing facilities. This sanction may be imposed when there is reasonable cause to believe that the student’s presence will lead to physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person in University Housing or at official On-Campus Housing functions, or disruptive activity incompatible with the orderly operation of On-Campus Housing.