Disciplinary Policies and Procedures

Emergency Suspension

The dean of the Jackson School of Global Affairs, or a delegate of the dean, may place a student on an emergency suspension from residence or academic status when (1) the student has been arrested for or charged with serious criminal behavior by law enforcement authorities; or (2) the student allegedly violated a disciplinary rule of the Jackson School of Global Affairs and the student’s presence on campus poses a significant risk to the safety or security of members of the community.

Following an individualized risk and safety analysis, the student will be notified in writing of the emergency suspension. A student who is notified of an emergency suspension will have twenty-four hours to respond to the notice. The emergency suspension will not be imposed prior to an opportunity for the student to respond unless circumstances warrant immediate action for the safety and security of members of the community. In such cases, the student will have an opportunity to respond after the emergency suspension has been imposed.

When a student in the Jackson School of Global Affairs is placed on an emergency suspension, the matter will be referred for disciplinary action in accordance with school policy. Such a suspension may remain in effect until disciplinary action has been taken with regard to the student; however, it may be lifted earlier by action of the dean or dean’s delegate, or by the disciplinary committee after a preliminary review.


Jackson School Regulations and Disciplinary Review Committee considers instances of academic infractions and other serious violations by Jackson graduate students against the School and University communities. Alleged violations of any of the above Personal Conduct and Academic Integrity Standards will be referred to Jackson School Regulations and Disciplinary Review Committee. Procedures of the Committee may be obtained on the Jackson School website: https://jackson.yale.edu.

A separate process and procedures apply to reports pertaining to sexual misconduct and violations of the Teacher-Student Consensual Relations Policy (please see Resources on Sexual Misconduct in the chapter Yale University Resources and Services). Another policy also applies to reports pertaining to discrimination and/or harassment, as defined on the Yale University website (https://student-dhr.yale.edu/policies-definitions). In some cases, conduct reported as discrimination and harassment may violate the Personal Conduct Standards, and students may be referred to the Jackson School Regulations and Disciplinary Review Committee. Students found responsible for violating the Personal Conduct and Academic Integrity Standards may be subject to penalties, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following:

  • Reprimand
  • Probation
  • Suspension
  • Dismissal
  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Restriction

A student who has petitioned for a degree will not receive the degree while charges are pending or while serving a suspension. A student dismissed for academic misconduct will not receive a degree from the Jackson School regardless of requirements fulfilled before the infraction occurred. The Jackson School 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, and students found guilty of unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol on University property or as part of any University activity may be required to complete an appropriate rehabilitation program.