[-] What services do you provide?
The office administers the Student Code of Conduct which is called Community Rights and Responsibilities and ensures that students understand their responsibility to uphold the principles set forth in the code. The entire code is located on line at
. You can easily read or search the code or print sections or the entire content of the code.
If you are referred to our office because of breaches of the code, we will meet with you to resolve the situation so that you can understand the process involved and work to repair the breach. We also consult with students, parents, faculty and staff on a variety of issues pertaining to our process and how we may assist in resolving conflict. Our staff is available to provide trainings, workshops, and programs tailored to the needs of the audience.
[-] I am having a problem getting along with my roommate. What should I do?
The first thing you should do is talk to your roommate about the problem in a calm manner. State what you see the problem to be in neutral terms and ask for your roommate’s input. Communication is the key to resolving conflicts!
If you are still having problems, go to see your Resident Assistant or Resident Director who can help to mediate a solution that includes both of you. If you still feel that a problem exists and would like to have a formal mediation, we can help!
[-] If I am referred, how will my case be resolved?
Depending upon the situation, your case may be resolved by an Administrative Resolution. You would meet with a staff member to discuss and resolve your case.
Your unique situation may require a Student Conduct Hearing. Hearings give the referring or complainant and referred or respondent an opportunity to give their perspectives and support them with evidence such as witness testimony. Cases are heard by trained student boards and professional staff and faculty hearing officers.
The University Community Accountability Board offers an opportunity for a student to participate in a restorative justice process led by trained student, faculty and staff facilitators.
[-] What if I am found in-violation of a code? What could happen? Will a notation be placed on my transcript?
A student who is found in violation or admits that they violated a code would receive a sanction based on the severity of the behavior. Sanctions are meant to be educational in nature and range from warnings to probation to suspension or dismissal from the University. Often, the sanction will include community service, an educational program, and/or a reflection essay.
Only suspensions and dismissals are noted on the transcript. Disciplinary Suspensions and Disciplinary Dismissals are notated on a student’s transcript for 7 years from the last date of attendance.
[-] I have been placed on Disciplinary Probation through my graduation. Is there any way to have this probation reduced in length?
Yes you can. A student who has been on Disciplinary Probation for a period of at least three months without further incident may apply to end their probation.
The application process is designed to allow the student to demonstrate that they have become a positive member of the campus community.
Applications are available by visiting
or by going to Campus Center 361.