Penalties

The following penalties are among those which may be imposed by the Yale College Executive Committee or recommended by the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct:

A. Reprimand

This is a matter of internal record only. Records of reprimands in college deans’ offices will be destroyed when students graduate.

B. Restriction

Denial of the use of certain University facilities or of the right to participate in certain activities or to exercise certain privileges.

C. Probation

The student is in official jeopardy. The commission of a serious offense while on probation will normally result in suspension or expulsion. A student on probation may not hold leadership or officer positions in any registered Yale College student organization, any varsity athletic team or club sport, or any other organization that receives University funds. Additional terms of probation may be enforced by the Executive Committee or the UWC in individual cases.

D. Suspension

Separation from the University for a stated period of time. A suspended student forfeits all privileges of enrollment, including residence, attendance at classes, participation in organized extracurricular activities, and use of University libraries as well as of athletic and other facilities. Suspension may require petition for reinstatement. A suspended student may not return to campus during the period of suspension for any reason unless he or she receives express written permission in advance from his or her residential college head or dean, or from the dean of student affairs, Camille Lizarríbar. Students on suspension during the spring and the subsequent fall term are not eligible to participate in the Yale Summer Session or any Yale-sponsored activities or programs over the summer. Suspension shall be recorded on the academic transcript.

E. Expulsion

Permanent separation from the University. Expulsion shall be recorded on the academic transcript.

F. Fines

Yale reserves the right to impose fines as appropriate, in addition to requiring payment for costs resulting from or associated with the offenses.


In addition to imposing these penalties for offenses subject to disciplinary action, the University may refer students for prosecution.