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:
Summary of appeals process for Academic Misconduct
Summary of appeals process for General Misconduct
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.