- Referral – A report of an incident that may have violated the Student Code of Conduct.
- Notice – A letter emailed to the student stating the date, time, and location of the hearing. The alleged violation(s) of the Code are also indicated in this notice.
- Hearing – A proceeding before a decision-making body. The Administrative Hearing is conducted by a Hearing Officer—who is often a resident director. The Conduct Officer and Assistant Conduct Officer hear cases for off-campus students. The student is able to explain his or her perception of the incident at this hearing.
- Finding – Decision reached as the result of the hearing process. If the student is found responsible for the violation(s), sanctions will be discussed. If the student is found not responsible, the process ends.
- Sanctions – Penalty imposed upon students who are found responsible. Sanctions can range from a disciplinary reprimand to dismissal from the University. We strive to make the conduct process educational, so we aim to impose sanctions that promote learning and development.
- Appeals – A challenge to the decision(s) of the Hearing Officer and/or the sanctions imposed. Students should contact the Student Conduct Office for further instruction on how to proceed with an appeal.