Student Rights & Responsibilities
Information and reporting around University Honor Code
SRR in your Dean of Students Office takes an educational approach to support students in understanding community values, their rights and responsibilities, and restorative practices to encourage self-awareness and social engagement, and to provide opportunities for reflection and meaning-making.
Student Rights and Responsibilities:
- Utilizes restorative justice practices to create an educational and restorative experience
- Provides educational outcomes to improve decision-making.
- Helps reinforce the expectations and accountability for our community.
- Collaborates with Campus Partners to provide a streamlined experience for the student.
- Works with DU to uphold our Academic Integrity policies.
Student Rights & Responsibilities
I have information about an incident on campus. How do I report this?
The Honor Code is the student code of conduct that outlines the expectations, rights, and responsibilities of every student at the University. This document provides information to support our students in developing and demonstrating integrity, respect, and individual and community responsibility. See the full-text Honor Code as it relates to students. Student Rights & Responsibilities addresses potential violations of the Honor Code and/or University policies by all University of Denver students, including undergraduate and graduate students.
I received communication from SRR. What happens now?
The Student Rights & Responsibilities process begins with a report, which is submitted to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities who will review the information and determine if there are any potential policy violations. If it is determined that a potential policy violation may have occurred, the following will occur:
- Notification of a Case Resolution Meeting
- Case Resolution Meeting is held
- Determination of Responsibility and any, if appropriate, Outcomes
- Appeal Process
- Case Completion
Who can be my support person?
- A Support Person can be any person chosen by the Student, including, but not limited to, a parent or legal guardian, family member, or an attorney.
- Individuals who are Involved Parties or Witnesses in the Case or a member of the Case Resolution Body shall not serve as Support Person.
- The University may not reschedule proceedings to accommodate the schedule of a Support Person.
- A Support Person may not speak on behalf of the Involved Party nor actively participate in the proceeding. A Support Person may not attend a Case Resolution Meeting without the Involved Party they are supporting being present.
- SRR will not consider or accept submissions or information from a Support Person. If a Support Person attempts to present information or submit documents on behalf of an Involved Party, SRR will notify the Involved Party and provide the Involved Party a reasonable amount of time to submit the information or documents directly, however, SRR will not extend procedural deadlines for this reason. If the Involved Party elects not to submit the information or documents, the information previously submitted by the Support Person will not be considered in the investigation or any resolution; including an appeal.
How does being on a “status” affect my campus involvement?
The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities will determine Outcomes for violations of Student Rights & Responsibilities policies utilizing criteria that can be reviewed on the SRR webpage. All Decisions will include a "Status" Outcome and may include at least one appropriate Educational Outcome.
Educational Letter: An Educational Letter is given to notify a Student that their behavior and conduct has been inconsistent with the expectations of the University. An Educational Letter has no immediate effect upon a Student’s status at the University. SRR would not routinely report an Educational Letter as part of a Student’s conduct history when asked for purposes of transferring schools or for admission to graduate school.
Written Warning: A written warning is given to notify a Student that their behavior and conduct has been inconsistent with the expectations of the University. A written warning has no immediate effect upon a Student’s status at the University.
Probation: Probation serves to notify a Student that they must avoid any further violations for a specified period of time to remain a Student at the University. Students on probation are not in good standing with the University. As a result, a Student may be prohibited from participating in certain co-curricular activities while on probation.
Elevated Probation: Elevated Probation serves to notify a Student that they must avoid any further violations of the Student Rights & Responsibilities Community Standards for a specific period of time in order to remain a Student at the University. When a student on Elevated Probation is alleged to be involved with any subsequent violations of the Student Rights & Responsibilities Community Standards, they may be issued an Interim Suspension until the University can determine their responsibility in the subsequent incident. Students on Elevated Probation are not in good standing with the University. As a result, a Student on Elevated Probation may be prohibited from participating in certain co-curricular activities. If the student on Elevated Probation is found responsible for any further violations of the Student Rights & Responsibilities Community Standards, the Student may be suspended or dismissed from the University.
Suspension: A Student who has been suspended from the University may not participate in any University activities, academic or otherwise, for a specific period of time, and will be restricted from all University Premises. A suspended Student 46 who wishes to re-enroll must apply for readmission to the University and must also apply to the Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities who will determine whether any and all requirements for readmission have been satisfactorily completed. The University does not accept courses that the Student may have completed at another institution while on suspension.
Dismissal: A Student who has been dismissed from the University is permanently prohibited from participating in any University activities, academic or otherwise, and will be permanently restricted from all University Premises.
How do I remove a conduct hold so I can register?
If a Student fails to complete any Educational Outcome by the specified deadline, the University will place a hold on a Student’s registration account with the University, and the Student may be subject to further action under the Honor Code. To have the hold removed a student must verify the completion of their educational outcome or contact the staff member who conducted their Case Resolution Meeting if they have concerns with the completion of the outcome.