Student Conduct Process

The following is the general process for conduct related matters.

Hearings for major violations (violations where the outcome may be eviction, suspension, or expulsion) require due process.

  • A report of an alleged violation may be documented by students, staff, faculty, police officers or other members of the university community..
  • Documented reports may be submitted to a residential life staff member, the Residential Life Office, the Office of the Dean of Students, or the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Students Affairs.
  • The Associate Dean of Students, The Dean of Students, The Vice President for Student Affairs, The Director of Residential Life and/or hearing officer will determine whether or not an alleged violation will be pursued through the university conduct system. If a decision is made to not pursue the case through the student conduct process and the person who documented the incident thinks that it should be, he/she should report the concerns to the Office of the Dean of Students.
  • Depending on the violation the accused student may receive a letter addressing the violation, be required to meet with a hearing officer to discuss the situation, meet with a hearing officer for an informal hearing, or participate in a formal hearing with a conduct officer or conduct board.
  • If the student is found responsible for a policy violation sanctions may be imposed.
  • Students found responsible for a policy violation have the right to petition for an appeal.
  • The finding of responsibility and sanctions are entered into a student’s ‘conduct record’.