Student Conduct Process

 

Student Conduct Process

When staff or community members witness a potential violation of the University’s Community Standards, a report is filed and reviewed by the Dean of Students’ Office. The Dean of Students’ Office determines if there is enough information to bring forward allegations of violations or whether further investigation is needed. If there is enough information to allege a violation, the University will initiate the Student Conduct Process.

The purpose of any Student Conduct proceeding is for the hearing officer to decide the student’s responsibility for the alleged violations. The hearing officer discusses the allegations with the involved parties and evaluates all available information to accomplish this. To reach a finding, the Hearing Officer utilizes a preponderance of evidence standard. Those students found responsible will be assigned sanctions designed to balance accountability, learning, and repairing any harm caused by the alleged actions.

Below is detailed information regarding each part of the Student Conduct process.