Students are expected to proactively work with Student Conduct for situations of general
misconduct (fighting, stealing, threats, disruptions) or the academic department for
academic misconduct (cheating, plagiarism), in order to resolve the situation.
The University’s resolution process is not a legal process. A student may be found
in violation of the Code of Conduct using the preponderance of evidence standard,
or whether it is more likely than not that misconduct occurred.
You have the right to be heard if an accusation is brought against you. Your side
of the story in your own words is important to the resolution process. You may be
asked to put your statement in writing.
If you are found responsible for a violation of the Code of Conduct, you may appeal
disciplinary action in writing within ten (10) school days of the date you were notified
of the outcome.
Appeals are typically considered on the following bases:
Demonstration of a significant procedural error
The availability of compelling new information or "evidence"
Demonstration of bias on the part of a member of the Campus Board of appeals involved
in the case
Misconduct on the part of a conduct officer or conduct advisor, or
Demonstration that any right of the accused student as outlined in the Code of Conduct
ahs be violated.
Summary of appeals process for Academic Misconduct
Attempt to resolve informally with your instructor.
A faculty's determination may be appealed to the relevant department chair
A department chair’s determination may be appealed to the relevant academic dean.
Summary of appeals process for General Misconduct
Appeal a determination made by the Director of Student Conduct to the Campus Board
Appeal the determination of the Campus Board of Appeals to the Dean of Students.
Student may also appeal a determination made by the director of Student Conduct directly
to the Dean of Students.
Appeals to the Dean may be submitted directly to the Dean of Students Office.
Appeals to the Campus Appeals Board must be submitted to Student Conduct.
See the Appeals and Due Process section of the Code of Conduct for more detailed information.
Contact the Ombuds for assistance navigating your due process rights.