Student Conduct and Integrity will not approach a case with any predetermination of a final disposition. Therefore, the receipt of materials should not be interpreted as a prejudgment of a student's involvement in a reported incident.
A conference is a meeting between a student and one member of the
Student Conduct and Integrity staff. The meeting is scheduled based on
a student's class schedule and availability of the staff member.
The incident report or misconduct complaint will be reviewed and the accused student provided an opportunity to present information from their perspective as it relates to the incident.
A dialogue between the accused student and staff member will seek to ensure the staff member has all necessary facts in order to make an informed decision based on clear and convincing evidence. A decision will be made after the conference has occurred. The staff member will work with the student to arrange a decision meeting.
During the decision meeting, the hearing officer reviews the
decision. The accused student will receive
information outlining the written decision and the rationale for the
decision will also be explained. The complainant may also be
notified of the decision.
At this time the student will be offered the opportunity to agree or not agree with the action taken. Should the student not agree with the action taken, the case will be referred to the All-University Court. The complainant is allowed this same option.
If the accused student does not appear for the conference, a decision
will be made based on the documented evidence available. A decision meeting will be scheduled with
the student based on his/her class schedule and notice sent.
If the accused student fails to attend the decision-giving meeting, an encumbrance (hold) will be placed on the student's future enrollment until that meeting takes place.