Resolution Options

A student or student organization has the right to a resolution of any alleged violation of the Code through the Student Conduct Process unless waived as outlined below. The Student Conduct Process provides two resolution options. Cases involving allegations of sexual harassment, stalking, and violence will be resolved by a Formal Hearing conducted by the University Conduct Board, consistent with state and federal guidelines.

Resolution Agreement
(except in cases that could result in separation from the University)
Available when the charged student or student organization waives their right to a Formal Hearing and appeal, and requests that the Hearing Officer, conducting the Informational Meeting, determine the findings and applicable sanctions. The Hearing Officer reserves the right to collect additional relevant information to make an informed decision. The meeting will not be audio-recorded, and the written outcome will serve as the official record of the Resolution Agreement. The student or student organization will receive written notice of the Resolution Agreement within five (5) days, except in the case of extraordinary circumstances. Written notice of the Resolution Agreement will include the determination regarding responsibility for conduct violations and applicable sanctions.

Formal Hearing
Formal Hearings include two types of forums 1) Administrative Hearing and 2) University Conduct Board.

Administrative Hearing- Conducted by a single Hearing Officer who serves as the Hearing Body. If the charged student elects an Administrative Hearing, the charged student waives their right to the University Conduct Board.

University Conduct Board (UCB) – Conducted by a panel which serves as the Hearing Body. The UCB consists of two (2) students and one (1) faculty or staff member. A non-voting Hearing Officer will moderate the hearing and be excluded from deliberations. If the charged student elects a University Conduct Board, the charged student waives their right to an Administrative Hearing.The panel is selected from a pool of trained students, faculty, and staff who are members of the UCB. UCB members go through a formal recruitment, selection, and training process facilitated by SCED.