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Judicial Sanctions and Their Meanings

Alcohol Policy Violations

First Violation

  • Stayed Removal from Housing—one calendar year
  • Disciplinary Probation—one calendar year
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financially dependent)
  • Alcohol Education Workshop
  • Individual Assessment for blood alcohol content over 0.16

Second Violation

  • Removal from Housing—one calendar year
  • Loss of Visitaion in Housing—one calendar year
  • Stayed Suspension—one calendar year
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financially dependent)
  • Individual Assessment (if not already completed)

Third Violation

  • Suspension—one calendar year
  • Proof of Alcohol Treatment to Return to IUP
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financially dependent)

Fourth Violation

  • Expulsion
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financially dependent)

Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor

First Violation

  • Suspension—one calendar year
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financially dependent)

Drug Policy Violations

First Violation

  • Stayed Removal for Housing—one calendar year
  • Stayed Suspension—one calendar year
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financially dependent)
  • Marijuana Education Workshop
  • Individual Assessment

Second Violation

  • Suspension—one calendar year
  • Proof of Treatment to Return to IUP
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financially dependent)

Third Violation

  • Expulsion
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under the age of 21 and financiall dependent)

Possession/Use of Drugs and/or Paraphernalia (Other than Marijuana)

First Violation

  • Suspension—one calendar year
  • Proof of Treatment to Return to IUP
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under 21 and financially dependent)

Distribution of Drugs

First Violation

  • Expulsion
  • Parent/Guardian Letter (if under 21 and financially dependent)

More Information

For more information and sanction definitions, visit

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program
  • Center for Health and Well-Being
    Suites on Maple East, Suite G59
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-1265
  • Fax: 724-357-4457
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.