Student Conduct Code - Section 7.1 Student Conduct Participants, Officers and Boards
A complainant is the person who files a complaint or incident report providing information about alleged misconduct or violation of the Student Conduct Code. Cases initiated by a University administrator or Public Safety do not always involve a complainant.
A respondent is the student who is alleged to have engaged in misconduct or to have violated the Student Conduct Code.
A witness is someone who can provide first-hand information about the reported incident. Individuals who do not have first-hand information about the reported incident or who present information that the conduct officer/board deems unnecessary for the deliberation process, or serve only to present information about the involved student’s character are not permitted.
Persons serving as witnesses have the following rights:
1. To be notified in writing at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting of the date, time, location, nature of the proceedings, and his/her role in the meeting process.
2. To be questioned directly only by the conduct officer/board. The conduct officer/board may limit or eliminate questions submitted by the responding student that the conduct officer/board deems unnecessary for the deliberation process.
University conduct officers are staff members or faculty members who have responsibility for reviewing conduct matters or are appointed by the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities.
Student Conduct Board
The Student Conduct Board (SCB) is composed of students who are appointed as conduct officers on an annual basis by the Director of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities. When a Student Conduct Board convenes to review student conduct, the Board includes three to five students selected from its pool of members.
University Conduct Board
The University Conduct Board (UCB) is composed of students, faculty, and staff who are appointed as conduct officers on an annual basis by the Director of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities. When the UCB convenes to review student conduct, the committee includes a student, a faculty member and a staff member selected from the pool of members. The UCB generally reviews incidents that could result in suspension or expulsion from the University.
University Appeal Officers
University Appeal Officers conduct appellate reviews for matters handled by the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities. Appeal officers are members of the University Conduct Board.