Overview of Process

Guidelines for Students

If you have been charged with violating the Standards of Student Conduct, you will have a meeting scheduled with either a member of the Office of Student Standards and Conduct or the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

Generally, the meeting will follow the below outline:

  • Introductions and getting to know you.
  • Discussing the incident.
  • Discussing whether or not you violated any University Policy, and if so what might be appropriate sanctions to assign you.
  • Depending upon the nature of your incident you may have the option to accept responsibility and proposed sanctions, or decline responsibility and proposed sanctions in the meeting.
  • It may be determined that a hearing will be held to resolve the incident. This may be a Conduct Board hearing or an administrative hearing.

In incidents involving allegations of academic integrity, most often the initial meeting will be held with the instructor of the course. If you do not accept responsibility and proposed sanctions in your meeting with the instructor, the instructor will refer the case to our Office for adjudication with the Conduct Board.