Rights and Responsibilities in the Student Conduct Process

You have the RIGHT to receive:

  • Written notice of University Policies in addition to alleged misconduct.
  • An explanation of the complaint against you.
  • A chance to share your side of the story and present witnesses, if desired.
  • The option of being accompanied by a support person who can advise you, but not participate directly.
  • Written notice of the decision.
  • A timeframe and instructions for appealing in accordance with applicable grounds, if you are found responsible for some or all of the allegations.

You have the RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • Be truthful. Information disclosed is voluntary. You are encouraged to share information to help the conduct officer fully understand your perspective. Providing false or misleading information is grounds for more severe disciplinary action.
  • Understand and follow the Statement of Student Responsibilities.
  • Read and ask questions about all correspondence from the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Fulfill sanctions in a timely manner.


Student disciplinary files are considered “education records” protected by federal and state data privacy laws. Education records cannot be released to a third party, including parents, without the student's signed release of information or a court issued subpoena. Exceptions under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) include University officials with a “need to know” as part of their job duties.