b'incident, depending on the seriousness of the situation, they may refer the case to local law enforcement or to your institutions judicial affairs office.Whether handled by campus authorities or local authorities (i.e., law enforcement and the courts), penalties and consequences for the student who has committed the offense may range from verbal warnings to written citations, fines, restitution, community service, and/or incarceration. Some colleges and universities require students to report to campus authorities any time they are arrested. Other schools have reciprocal agreements with local law enforcement that result in automatic notification of the school when one of their students is arrested. When a student is arrested by local law enforcement, the college or university might also take disciplinary action or impose additional sanctions on the student, particularly if the students actions have also violated campus codes of conduct. Depending on the level of the offense (summary, misdemeanor, felony) and the age of the student at the time of the offense, it may also result in lifelong consequences, possibly impacting the students ability to complete their degree, obtain financial aid, obtain admission into other universities or obtain rental housing. It may even limit the students long-term employment and career options.In addition to students who commit offenses, other students may be victims of those offenses and still others may witness offenses. The friends and roommates of all of these studentsTraumatic Experiences223'