The Student Rights & Responsibilities process is designed to create opportunities for holistic student living, learning, and growth which results in a safe campus community. Outcomes are intended to be educational and endeavor to encourage student development of self-awareness, social engagement, and a sense of purpose. Individuals found responsible for violating policies will be held accountable and assigned Outcomes which balance the developmental needs of the Respondent and the needs of the University to provide equitable process and promote a safe campus community.
All Decisions will include a "Status" Outcome and may include at least one appropriate Educational Outcome.
The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities will determine Outcomes for violations of Student Rights & Responsibilities policies utilizing criteria, including, but not limited to, the following:
- The nature and severity of the action/incident;
- The degree of physical violence (if any) associated with the incident;
- The impact of the conduct on Complainant(s), University Community, community members, University and community safety, and University environment;
- The number of Complainants and/or impacted individuals;
- The maintenance of a safe and respectful living, learning, and working environment;
- The Respondent’s level of demonstrated understanding regarding the impact their choices and actions had;
- The Respondent’s acceptance of responsibility;
- The influence of alcohol or other drugs;
- The circumstances and severity of the violation including behavior and conduct;
- The intent of the Respondent;
- A Student’s previous Student Rights & Responsibilities Record or relevant or related criminal convictions (if known); and
- Any other mitigating, aggravating, or compelling factors.
An Advisory Letter is given to notify a Student that their behavior and conduct has been inconsistent with the expectations of the University. An Advisory Letter has no immediate effect upon a Student’s status at the University. SRR would not routinely report an Advisory Letter as part of a Student’s conduct history when asked for purposes of transferring schools or admission to graduate school.
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 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 serves to notify a Student that they must avoid any further violations of the Student Rights & Responsibilities Policies 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 Policies, 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 Policies, the Student may be suspended or dismissed from the University.
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 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.
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.
These Outcomes are intended to facilitate the learning process and encourage Students to reflect on the impact of the decisions they have made and help Students develop the skills necessary to be successful at the University. 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. Types of Educational Outcomes include, but are not limited to:
The Student is required to, for example, write a reflection paper, maintain a journal, or write a review of a policy.
Programs & Activities
The Student is required to, for example, complete community service hours, attend a program, or design a poster board.
The Student is required to, for example, undergo a counseling consultation, assessment, complete a drug and/or alcohol evaluation, or attend a workshop.
The Student is restricted from certain locations or activities, for example, a single residence hall or a particular Student Organization.
The Student is referred to another process, such as mediation, for resolution.