Judicial Process

After you have been documented as having violated the Student Code of Conduct, a report will be created and sent to a judicial officer who will hear your case.

Upon receiving the report, the judicial officer will send you a Notice of Violation, requesting that you set up a meeting to review the incident.

At the meeting, you will review the evidence presented against you, review your Notice and Rights formand sign an Indication of Plea form. The plea form is where your specific code violations will be listed. You will be asked to indicate whether or not you take responsibility for the code violations that are listed on the plea form and to return the completed and signed plea form within three business days. Failure to complete and sign the plea form will usually result in a finding of responsibility.

After you have signed the Indication of Plea form, the judicial officer will issue a decision. If you are found responsible, the judicial officer will discuss the sanctions for the incident.

After your meeting, the judicial officer will send you a sanction letter, outlining the sanctions for the incident and indicating deadlines. This letter is usually sent via e-mail attachement. Once you have completed the sanctions, the case will be closed. Failure to complete sanctions will result in a hold being placed on your record and the possibility of having your registration for future classes cancelled.

University Hearing Boards

Hearing boards are generally reserved for more serious incidents or situations where students have been involved in multiple prior incidents while enrolled as a student at the University.