The Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards seeks to resolve situations involving student members of the university community when one or more of the individuals involved is alleged to have violated a university standard of conduct. Allegations made against recognized student organizations are also resolved through this office. We work to promote a campus community in which all members can live, work, and pursue academic goals successfully and without interference from others.
What to expect if you are alleged to have violated a Standard of Conduct:
Our office receives reports from University Housing, UTPD, KPD, other law enforcement agencies, as well as through other members of the University community (i.e. professors, instructors, and other students). After receiving a report, the office reviews the information, and may conduct additional fact finding, to determine whether one of the Standards of Conduct has been violated.
If a Standard of Conduct has been violated, our office will:
- Email the student(s) involved, requesting they schedule an appointment with a Student Conduct Assistant. We regret that, for privacy reasons, we cannot discuss the nature of the incident over the phone or by email.
- At the meeting with the Student Conduct Assistant the student is informed of their fundamental rights afforded them in the student conduct process.
- The student is then given a written notice of charges, account of alleged misconduct, and a list of witnesses.
- The student is then provided with an opportunity to add any additional information they wish to share, but they are not required to do so.
- The Student Conduct Assistant will then present the student with the university recommended sanction(s) and will explain the Courses of Action available to them:
- Administrative Hearing
- Student Disciplinary Board/Academic Review Board Hearing; or
- Administrative Procedures Act Hearing
- The student has seven days to determine which course of action he/she wishes to take.
- After the student has made their decision, the hearing will be scheduled (if necessary) and further action will be as proscribed by their choice.
- Administrative Hearing: The student signs paperwork accepting responsibility for the violation and the recommended sanction. The student would then schedule any sanctioned classes, appointments, etc.
- Student Disciplinary Board/Academic Review Board Hearing: The office would assign a Student Conduct Assistant to represent the student and another Student Conduct Assistant to represent the University. The student would be informed in writing of the scheduled hearing.
- Administrative Procedures Act (APA): The student’s file would be sent to the General Counsel office who them manages and directs the process for conducting the APA hearing.