office of citizenship education

Process

  1. All conduct system activity commences with the filing of a written Incident Report/statement that will explain the circumstances relating to the alleged violation of the Code of Community Responsibility. Informal conversations regarding the conduct system and potential conduct system activity may occur without an Incident Report but no action will be taken until and unless an Incident Report is filed. Anyone (student, faculty, staff member) may file an Incident Report, though Incident Reports are most often filed by a Residential Education staff member or Campus Safety Officer.

  2. Incident reports can be filed with Campus Safety, the vice president for student development and dean of students, or Citizenship Education.

  3. Incident Reports/statements regarding alleged violations of the Code of Community Responsibility are reviewed by the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education or his/her designee, who examines the facts and identifies those that may be in conflict with the Code of Community Responsibility. Based on the level of the alleged violation and potential outcome, the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education or his/her designee may:

a. meet with the student and/or make a finding based on the information at hand;
b. refer the student to a hearing with an Area Coordinator, a hearing with a member of the Citizenship Education department or a Community Council hearing;
c. refer the case to the vice president and dean of students with the recommendation that an Administrative Hearing be scheduled; or
d. dismiss the case without formal action.

All conduct records are maintained by the associate dean of students and director of citizenship education. [See the Records section of the Guidelines/Procedures page for more information.]