Parents and Families

The student will meet with a heariing officer in a one-on-one meeting. The hearing officer will review the report and alleged violation(s) of the Code of Student Responsibility. The student can present any additional information about the situation. The hearing officer will determine if the student is “responsible” or “not responsible” for any of the alleged violations. If a determination of responsibility is made, the conduct officer will offer a mutual resolution with appropriate educational outcome(s) assigned. The student may choose to accept this mutual resolution. Should they decline the resolution, the case will be referred to a formal hearing panel.

A majority of cases are resolved during the first meeting with the hearing officer using mutual resolution. The appointments are scheduled for one hour.

Students are permitted to have both an attorney/non-attorney advocate and an advisor. An attorney/non-attorney advocate would speak on behalf of the student and represent them throughout the Accountability Process. If your student would like you to represent them as their attorney/non-attorney advocate. You may also attend as an advisor, who does not participate in the process. For more information on the roles of advocates and advisors, please visit the Representatives & Advisors page.

Regardless of the role that a family member plays in the hearing, the student is required to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Student disciplinary cases and records are confidential records under, per the Family Records and Privacy Act (FERPA). University Policy 402, Student Records provides guidance as to the release of information regarding student records. For more information on FERPA and Student Accountability & Conflict Resolution, please visit the Student Records page.