Students' Frequently Asked Questions About Student Conduct
This means a report will be filed with the Office of Student Conduct alleging you have violated a policy or policies. You will then receive notification of the allegations from your conduct officer that will identify the policy or policies which you have allegedly violated and will provide the date, time and location of your conduct meeting.
Yes. Failure to attend the conduct meeting will only result in further disciplinary action and will not look favorable in your disciplinary file. The conduct meeting is your opportunity to share your account of the incident and to take personal accountability and responsibility or to provide clarification about your involvement or lack thereof in the situation.
No. The College process is used to determine whether College standards have been violated. It results in a College disciplinary record, which is maintained in the Office of Student Conduct. Students can be charged with a criminal law violation and a College conduct code violation at the same time. Being charged under one system does not preclude being charged under the other.
Under federal and state law, educational records, including conduct records, are confidential. The student is the custodian of the records and the College may only release information to parents if the student signs a consent to disclose form. However, the College may and will notify your parents/guardians after you are found responsible for violation of the College’s Alcohol and Drug Free Policies or if there is cause for concern about your health or well-being.
Being removed from the residence halls is a potential sanction for certain policy violations or patterns of behavior that are inconsistent with community expectations. However, removal typically happens as a result of multiple community violations or involvement in major policy violations. Students will be made aware if this is a potential outcome in their conduct meeting.