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My Student has Been Charged - Now What?

If your student received a notice of charge letter, it does not mean that they “did something wrong” or that they are automatically in violation of anything. It does mean their name was on a report and they need to come and share what happened, if anything.

They will receive a letter from a University Conduct Officer requesting a meeting that the student should attend.

Failing to respond to the meeting request may result in a decision made without the participation of the student. A HOLD may also be placed on the student's Banner account which will prevent them from viewing grades, registering for classes, and graduating.

Meeting with the Office of Residential Living and Student Conduct

The student will:

  • Have the conduct process explained
  • Have their rights explained
  • Have the charges explained
  • Have the opportunity to share their side of the story
  • Be given the opportunity to plead “In Violation” or “Not in Violation” to the charges
    • If the student pleads “In Violation”, the Conduct Officer will discuss sanctions with the student.
    • If the student pleads “Not in Violation”, their charges may be withdrawn or a hearing in front of the Conduct Board may be scheduled.