Goals of Sanctioning

Sanctioning at Middle Tennessee State University is intended to accomplish ten educational goals. These goals are considered when developing sanctions. The goals are:

  1. To provide an opportunity for the student to learn from the experience.
  2. To motivate the student toward making better choices and decisions.
  3. To offer the student an opportunity to rectify the mistake.
  4. To reinforce University expectations regarding appropriate behavior.
  5. To educate the student how inappropriate behavior impacts others in the University community.
  6. To protect the University community from persons who may harm others or are a danger to themselves.
  7. To educate the student as to how inappropriate behavior impacts him/her.
  8. To emphasize civility and civil behavior.
  9. To instruct students in how to settle conflicts appropriately.
  10. To ensure conflict does not interfere with the educational mission of the University.

Taken from the "Respond and Report" training manual at The University of Alabama with permission.


Traffic Citation Appeals
Student traffic citation appeals are heard by the Court of Traffic Appeals. Please visit the Student Government Association web site for full information.

Appeals may be made by visiting the SGA website, and decisions may be reviewed online as well.

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What is mediation?

Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (mediator) facilitates the discussion and identification of issues between the disputants, the development of alternate solutions, and the negotiation of a mutually satisfying outcome to the dispute.
 "Training Peer Mediators in the College and University Setting: A Trainer's Guide" by Rick Olshak

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