Students' disciplinary records are retained by the Office of Judicial Affairs in order to maintain a single institutional standard for the retention of records of Code of Conduct actions. Records are kept in order to hold students accountable for remedying violations of the Code of Conduct, and to hold administrators accountable for their disciplinary decisions.
Based on your recommendation, student records may be kept on an informal or formal basis. Typically, first-time infractions that have been resolved are kept informally, meaning that they are never entered into a student’s permanent disciplinary record. Students found responsible for egregious violations or multiple violations are entered as permanent records.