The following penalties are among those which may be imposed by the Yale College Executive Committee or the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct. The Committees may also require students to participate in relevant education and training. 

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 participate in a Year or Term Abroad, or 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 they receive express written permission in advance from their residential college head or dean, or from the dean of student affairs. 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. Suspended students may not use outside course credits earned during the period of their suspension for Yale College credit. 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. An additional penalty may be imposed by the head of a residential college.

G. Rustication

Violation of the campus housing regulations may be subject to disciplinary action by the Yale College Executive Committee. In certain cases, the head of a residential college, in consultation with the residential college dean, or the dean of student affairs, will decide that the appropriate punishment for persistent or serious disregard for the regulations is to require the student in question to live off campus, either for a specified period or permanently. This penalty is called “rustication.” Rusticated students may be denied access to the college itself and to its facilities. When a student is rusticated, no rebate of room rent will be granted for the time period of rustication. Violations of the penalty of rustication may also be referred to the Yale College Executive Committee.

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