Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long after the incident will I receive a Notice of Violation and have my judicial meeting?

Once the university receives the official report, students will normally receive a Notice of Violation within 10 business days and a judicial meeting will be scheduled at that time.

Will this become a part of my academic record?

No. If you are found responsible for violating the Code of Conduct, it will become part of your disciplinary record at the University of St. Thomas.

Will my parents find out?

Data privacy laws allow the university to contact parents in situations where a student, who is under 21 years of age, has been found in violation of the university code of conduct involving the use of illegal drugs or alcohol. Parents of a student under the age of 21 will be notified when the student is placed on conduct probation. Parents may also be notified by Student Affairs staff or the Department of Public Safety in situations that involve a threat to the immediate health and safety of a student.

Who is my judicial officer?

Your judicial officer will be a representative from the Residence Life Office or the Dean of Students Office.

If I violate the Code of Conduct off campus, will I still have to meet with a judicial officer?

Yes. Student behavior reflects upon the university regardless of where that behavior takes place. Student behavior off campus that violates the university code of conduct falls under the jurisdiction of the university judicial process.

What happens if I fail to set up a disciplinary meeting after I have received a Notice of Violation?

If you fail to contact your judicial officer to set up a meeting within the outlined timeframe, a hold will be placed on your student account and your file will be forwarded to the Dean of Students Office for further review of the matter.

What should I do if I have also been charged criminally? Isn't this double jeopardy?

The University of St. Thomas judicial process is separate from the criminal court proceedings and is not "Double Jeopardy". If you have already been to court for the alleged incident, then you have fulfilled your obligation to any violation of Minnesota Law. You have not, however, met your obligation for University of St. Thomas policy.