Student Conduct Process
A Perspective for Parents and Families
When any member of the campus community observes what he/she believes is a violation of the Student Conduct Codes, that person may file a report which will cause an investigation to occur, followed by a resolution of the situation through one of various actions of the student educational disciplinary system. Most actions will involve engagement of the student with one or more members of the professional staff as the circumstances of the event are reviewed and brought to closure. All allegations of violation of the Student Conduct Code are resolved with the professional staff or through a Judicial Review Meeting or through a Judicial Board Hearing. Regardless of the method of resolution, the process is educational in nature and is implemented in a consistent and fair manner which attempts to help students understand behavioral expectations and live within their limits.
If your student has questions related to this process, please make a referral to his or her Residence Hall Director, the Director of Judicial Affairs, or the Director of Residential Life. All of us are available to assist.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
FERPA is federal law which, very simply put, provides rights and protections related to educational records of students. Under most circumstances, family access to a student's educational records must be provided by the student via completion of a release. With respect to campus disciplinary records, the Release of Information Form is available online or at the Residential Life Office.