Referring a Student

Students who are alleged to have violated one of the Community Rights & Responsibilities (see Section 3: Prohibited Conduct) may be formally referred by you (the Referring Party) to Community Standards for investigation, and if necessary, adjudication. To refer a student, you are required to provide a detailed written description of the incident and of the specific problematic behaviors. Our staff will work with you to identify which prohibited conduct codes were allegedly violated. Typically this can be determined by a phone call, email, or in-person meeting.

For more information on referring a student, see Section 4: Student Conduct Procedures.

For cases of Academic Integrity/Dishonesty: As per the University's Academic Integrity Policy, instructors cannot refer students directly to Community Standards for violations of the Standards of Academic Integrity policy. Referrals to Community Standards will be decided upon by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate or Undergraduate Education, respectively. The respective Vice Provost's office has discretion as to whether or not the student should be referred to Community Standards for a student's first reported violation. For a student's second reported violation, the respective Vice Provost's office is required to refer the student to Community Standards. For more information regarding this policy, see Academic Integrity Policy.