Information for students charged with an Honor Code violation
If you have been accused of violating the Radford University Honor Code, you will be asked to meet with the instructor for the course or a staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students. They will:
- Provide you with a charge form that will outline the charges and what they believe happened
- Talk with you about the incident and get your understanding of what occurred
If after this meeting, the instructor or Dean of Students representative still feels as if you have violated the Honor Code, they will ask that you:
- Accept responsibility or not accept responsibility for the charge
If you accept responsibility, you will receive sanctions that may include:
- A grade penalty that could result in receiving an "F" in the course
- A term of conduct probation
- Attendance of the Honor Code seminar
- An educational task
- Suspension or dismissal from the university
If you do not accept responsibility for the charge then a conduct hearing will convene to determine if a violation of the Honor Code occurred and, if so, what the sanctions should be. Remember that:
- You do not have to accept responsibility for the violation. If you do not feel that you have done anything wrong then it is encouraged that you do not accept responsibility.
- You can speak with a staff member in the Dean of Students office about the incident.
- You can speak with a student advisor about the incident.
For more information about conduct hearings, consult the Standards of Student Conduct.
Students who wish to appeal a conduct sanction or hearing have the opportunity to do so. Conduct appeal forms have been made available by the Dean of Students office.