Most conduct violations are addressed by one of three review processes:

  • Informal Administrative Hearing - Non-Academic Violation: The majority of conduct violations committed by students are non-academic in nature. Some of these might include, but are not limited to, violations involving alcohol, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, theft, trespassing, misuse of computer resources, or disruptive behavior. For first offenses, students are generally invited to resolve the situation by participating in an Informal Administrative Hearing.
  • Formal Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS) Committee Hearing: In more egregious cases where the Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards determines that the alleged violation may result in suspension or expulsion from the University, the case will be referred for a Student Conduct Committee Hearing.
  • Academic Integrity Review: Academic dishonesty violations not only incur academic penalties, but create a disciplinary record and must be resolved through the conduct process. A second violation may result in suspension from the University.