What happens next?
Respondent Advisors are available for all students to seek support from; however, the main goal of the Respondent Advisor Program is to help students navigate the Conduct/Academic Appeal Process and higher level conduct violations (those that may potentially result in suspension and/or expulsion).
All students are permitted a support person/advisor to attend any conduct meeting/hearing. Should you need to reschedule a conduct meeting in order to have your support person/advisor present, you should contact the Student Conduct Administrator as soon as possible. Accommodations will be made if possible. In general, Conduct Board Hearings are not able to be rescheduled to accommodate a support person/advisor. You are not required to have a support person/advisor, and conduct meetings/hearings will proceed with or without an advisor.
For more information about the role of a support person/advisor, or to contact a University trained advisor, see our Respondent Advisor Program.
Your hearing officer will determine whether or not you have violated the Student Code of Conduct. The outcome will be sent via email within 10 business days of your Administrative Conference. If you are found “Not Responsible”, the incident will be closed. If you receive a “Responsible” violation, your letter will outline educational sanctions which must be completed by the stated due dates. Types of sanctions vary depending on the severity of the violation and are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, Section 7.
For information about common sanctions for alcohol and drug violations, visit “Sanctioning“.
For information on how to complete your Community Service Hours, checkout our explanation page.
Can I Appeal the outcome?
Students found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct are able to appeal the violation and/or the sanction(s) within 10 business days of the outcome notice. In order to file an appeal, you must submit the Student Conduct Appeal form or Title IX Appeal form with a written statement explaining your reason(s) for appeal. Once the appeal is received by the Office of the Dean of Students, it will be reviewed by a Hearing Officer and a decision rendered within 10 business days of review. For incidents which have resulted in suspension or expulsion, appeals will be reviewed by an Appeal Board composed of 5 members including a combination of faculty, staff, and students.