Initiation of the Conduct Process

After receiving a report, the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or their designee will conduct an initial review of the report to determine if there are any alleged violations of the Student Integrity Code. As a result of the review, the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or their designee will determine if:

  1. there are no alleged violations of the Student Integrity Code and no further action from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will take place;
  2. there may be alleged violations of the Student Integrity Code, but more information is needed and an investigation will be initiated;
  3. the report needs to be forwarded to another office for review and/or investigation (i.e., the Title IX Coordinator); or
  4. there are alleged violations of the Student Integrity Code, and the conduct process will be initiated.

If the conduct process is initiated, the student, group, or organization will receive a hearing notification that will include the date, time, and location of the hearing, along with the name of the hearing officer or board type. The hearing notification also will include the date(s), time(s), and location(s) of the alleged incident(s) and the alleged violation(s) of the Student Integrity Code.

In the event of an investigation, the student, group, or organization will receive an investigation notice with the date, time, and location of the investigation interview, along with the name(s) of the investigator(s).

In the event that an incident involves more than one student, or if there are multiple incidents involving the same student, the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or their designee may determine, at their discretion, whether the conduct process will proceed for each incident or individual separately or jointly.

Please see below for more information about hearing officers, hearing boards, and investigations.