Here are some Frequently Asked Questions. If you cannot find your answer below, please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the full details about any questions regarding the Student Code of Conduct or the Student Conduct Process, please refer to the Student Code of Conduct.
Does the University have a Medical Amnesty or Good Samaritan Policy for students seeking emergency medical assistance after the consumption of alcohol or other drugs?
If a student is charged criminally, then does the student also need to go through the student conduct process?
In order for SCCS to discuss or share a student’s disciplinary record, at the student’s request, with a parent or other third party, the student must sign and submit a separate FERPA release for each individual to whom the record can be shared. FERPA releases may be submitted to SCCS in person, by mail, or by email at email@example.com. A release is valid for one (1) year from the day it is submitted.
* In 2008, the State of Tennessee passed a law requiring public institutions of higher education to notify parents or guardians of students under the age of twenty-one if their student violated the institution’s drug or alcohol policy. Typically, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville fulfills the parent notification requirement by mailing written notification on letterhead to the parent/guardian address listed with the Office of the University Registrar. The University may also notify parents through other means when necessary or appropriate.
Can a third party request a background or disciplinary check concerning a current or former student?
For currently-enrolled students, SCCS will share disciplinary information to third parties where the student has granted permission to the third party to request their records (for example, to apply to graduate school or post-graduation employment) or where the third party is a University official with a legitimate educational interest in the information. SCCS only reports a student has a disciplinary history with the office to an outside third party if the student was previously suspended, expelled, or had their degree withheld or revoked. If a student received a disciplinary sanction other than suspension, expulsion, or the withholding or revocation of a degree, SCCS reports to the outside third party that the student has no reportable disciplinary history with the office.*
For students no longer enrolled at the University, SCCS only reports a student has a disciplinary history with the office to an outside third party if the student was previously suspended, expelled, or had their degree withheld or revoked. If a student received a disciplinary sanction other than suspension, expulsion, or the withholding or revocation of a degree, SCCS reports that the student has no reportable disciplinary history with the office.*
*Please note that there may be other limited instances where SCCS is required by State or Federal law to disclose student record information (for example, in response to a subpoena or other judicial order).
Does action by the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards affect a student's ability to receive financial aid (loans, scholarships, etc.)?
OneStop Student Services: 865-974-1111 or onestop.utk.edu/financial-aid