Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctions

Which violations carry mandatory sanctions? 

Violations of the alcohol policy and dishonesty policy have mandatory minimum sanctions. See the Sanctions section of the Code of Student Conduct for more information.

What is a judicial hold?

A judicial hold generally means that a student has failed to complete disciplinary sanctions by a given deadline or the student has withdrawn from Miami University with pending disciplinary action or sanctions. Students are notified of holds via email. The student should contact the Office of Community Standards at to determine what must be done in order to remove the hold.

Can a student e-mail the paper they were assigned to write? If so, to what e-mail address? 

Students may submit papers electronically to the Office of Community Standards at

Do the costs of sanctions get charged to a student's bursar account?  

Fees for education programs will be billed to the student’s bursar bill.

Will the classes that a student has to take through criminal court count for the classes that were assigned to them by the Office of Community Standards?

Educational sanctions mandated by an external municipal court may be substituted for educational sanctions mandated by Miami. However, the student should FIRST confirm this with the Office of Community Standards. Additionally, any outside sanction must meet Miami's deadline.

Can a student complete the alcohol/drug classes and assessment at an establishment off campus?

Educational sanctions may be completed off campus with prior approval from the Office of Community Standards.