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Student Conduct Procedures

Notification, Meeting & Options

Judicial Notification

Judicial notifications will be sent through the University’s official means of communication, which is UM email. In some situations, notification may be hand delivered and/or sent via US mail. Students involved in judicial situations are expected to monitor all communications and respond accordingly and in the timeframe specified. Cases will be investigated and may be determined in absentia based on information gathered and/or submitted when a student(s) and/or organization(s) does not respond to a notification letter.
ciplinary Meeting

Disciplinary Meeting

Once the student has been sent notification of the alleged violations, he or she should contact the judicial/student conduct officer and schedule a disciplinary meeting within five days. Meetings may be delayed during time periods in which the University is closed. The disciplinary meeting is an informal, non-adversarial meeting between a student and the judicial/student conduct officer or his/her designee. The purpose of the disciplinary meeting is to examine the complaint, listen to the student(s), discuss circumstances regarding the incident, and hear student concerns.

During the disciplinary meeting, the student and judicial/student conduct officer (SCO) will also discuss student options. The student can notify the SCO of his/her response during the meeting or may take no longer than 24 hours to notify the SCO of his/her selected response. Students involved in judicial situations are expected to respond accordingly and in a timely manner. Cases involving students and/or organization(s) who do not respond to the SCO with his/her response within 24 hours of the Disciplinary Meeting will be determined in absentia based on information gathered and/or submitted.

Student Options

Student options are as follows:

  1. The student will state he/she is in violation of the complaint. Sanctions will be developed and applied by the SCO. Student will be notified within five business days from the meeting of the sanctions applied.
  2. The student will state he/she is in violation of the complaint. The SCO will refer the situation to a Council hearing for sanctioning. Administrative Council hearings will be scheduled within 10 business days and Justice Council Hearing will be scheduled within 20 business days of the disciplinary meeting. The student will be notified of sanctions applied within five business days of the hearing.
  3. The student will state he/she is not in violation and forego a Council hearing. The SCO will hear the student’s case and, if the student is found to be in violation, develop and apply sanctions. The student will be notified of any applied sanctions within five business days of the meeting.
  4. The student will state he/she is not in violation and request a hearing to be determined and scheduled by the SCO. Administrative Council hearings will be scheduled within 10 business days and Justice Council Hearing will be scheduled within 20 business days of the disciplinary meeting. If the student is found to be in violation of the alleged complaint, he/she will be notified of sanctions applied within five business days of the hearing.

On many occasions, the student and judicial/student conduct officer can come to a consensus related to the alleged violations without the need for a more formal hearing. In other situations as noted above, the student may request a hearing or the judicial/student conduct officer may choose to initiate the hearing process. Most situations will be referred to an Administrative Council. Situations that may rise to the level of suspension or expulsion, with the exceptions of incidences of violence, threats of violence and sexual misconduct, may be referred to the Justice Council at the discretion of the SCO. Due to the explicit content involved in such complaints, all disciplinary cases involving violence, threats of violence and sexual misconduct will be heard by the SCO or an Administrative Council.

Students involved in judicial situations are expected to monitor all communications and respond accordingly and in a timely manner. Cases will be determined in absentia based on information gathered and/or submitted when a student(s) and/or organization(s) does not appear for a scheduled hearing and/or meeting with University officials.