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This page is designed to help students who have received a sanction through the University Judiciary Committee.

Completing Your Sanction

You should have received an email notification to log onto the UJC online system to check your sanction. Follow the instructions on the email to see specifics on the sanction, including contact information for site coordinators. It is your responsibility to contact the site coordinator to set up times to complete your sanction. When you have completed your sanction, the site coordinator will take appropriate measures to update the UJC.

Failure to complete your sanction by your deadline constitutes a violation of your sanction. If you violate your sanction, you may face additional penalties including, but not limited to community service, restrictions of University activities, and registration blocks.

If the UJC believes you to be in violation of your sanction you will be sent an official notification via email and, if necessary, certified mail. If you do not reply to this notification within 14 days you will be suspended from the University. You do not have to complete your overdue sanctions in the 14 days to avoid suspension, but you do have to respond to the Vice Chair for Sanctions and explain the reason why you have not completed your sanction in a timely fashion.

If at any time you have any questions or problems with completing your sanction you can contact the Vice Chair for Sanctions.  The Vice Chair for Sanctions is the only person who can approve any modifications or extensions.

Sanction Information

The following section is intended to provide  information regarding some commonly assigned sanctions. Further questions should be directed to the Vice Chair for Sanctions.


Essay sanctions should adhere to the following minimum requirements:
  1. Essays should be of the requisite number of words/pages.
  2. Essays should be written with 12 point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and 1 inch margins.
  3. Essays should be written to a standard that might be considered acceptable as a piece of college writing.
  4. Essays should cite any materials used and include a bibliography of any sources.
  5. Essays should be written in conformity with the Honor Code of the University of Virginia and include the Honor pledge.
  6. Essays should not serve as justifications of one’s actions.
  7. Essays should not be used to evaluate the actions of others, unless such an evaluation is specifically called for by the sanction title.

Failure to comply with the above requirements may result in a refusal to accept the essay and could result in the student being in violation of their sanction. Letters should also follow the essay guidelines. Both should be submitted electronically to the Vice-Chair for Sanctions.

Failure to comply with the above requirements may result in a refusal to accept the essay and could result in the student being in violation of their sanction. Letters should also follow the essay guidelines. Both should be submitted electronically to the Vice-Chair for Sanctions.

Approved by the Committee

September 21st , 2003.


The BASICS Program for Alcohol, Marijuana, and Other Drugs

BASICS utilizes a harm reduction approach and is designed to:

    • provide a confidential, non-judgmental, non-labeling environment to
    • assess personal risk,
    • identify potential changes that could work for each student, and
    • help reduce risk for developing future problems associated with substance abuse.

BASICS is available for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at U.Va. who would like to receive personalized feedback about their substance use and potentially explore moderation strategies to reduce negative consequences.

The BASICS program consists of an online survey and a meeting to discuss your results. The confidential survey takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, and will ask questions about your substance use patterns, history and related issues. At the end of the survey, you will be given a link to schedule an online appointment to discuss your results with a trained BASICS facilitator.  In this hour-long meeting, students have the opportunity to explore ways to reduce future health, social, and legal risks.  Any protective strategies or reduction goals are selected by the student, not the facilitator.

Students must pay a recovery charge of $50 which is billed to the student’s SIS account. To find more information and register, click here


Community Service

The following are typical community service sanction organizations. The due date given in your sanction is a reasonable estimate of the time needed to arrange and complete your sanction. It is recommended that you contact these organizations as soon as possible as they may not be able to accommodate you with community service at the last minute and this will place you in violation of your sanction. The UJC will allow you to complete your sanctioned hours with a  wide variety of community service organizations so long as the hours are pre-approved by the Vice Chair for Sanctions. Please be aware that the UJC does not accept any community service performed through Madison House, given as part of a sanction by some other body, or for which the student receives payment.

U.Va. Recycling

U.Va. Recycling works to reduce waste at the university and promote recycling. Students may help with a variety of tasks including the collection of recyclables. To arrange community service with recycling contact Victor Martin.

Facilities Management – Landscaping Division

Facilities Management – Landscaping Division works to maintain proper upkeep of the scenery around the University. To arrange community service, please contact Travis Mawyer.

Parking and Transportation

Parking and Transportation operates the UTS bus service and is responsible for proper maintenance of University vehicles. To arrange community service, please contact Hunter Goode.