Office of Student Conduct
Forms & Resources
All University of Minnesota Duluth students are held to the Board of Regents Student Conduct Code.
Students accused of violating the Student Conduct Code have the right to:
This reflects the University's dedication to both substantive and procedural due process.
Complaintant: an individual bringing forth a complaint or reporting an incident.
A sanction is the outcome of a determination of responsibility. In most cases, two sanctions are issued. First, a status-based sanction is decided upon. This could include a warning, probation, suspension, or expulsion. Then, an educational sanction is imposed. Educational sanctions are unique to each case and attempt to best suit each individuals needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The court system has altered/dropped my case. Does that change my standing with the University?
No. The office operates a system apart from civil or criminal court. The court system enforces the criminal code. The Office of Student Conduct enforces the Student Conduct Code. Dismissal from one system does not necessitate dismissal from the other. In other words, UMD may hold you accountable for conduct inconsistent with our standars, regardless of an outcome in the court system.
How can the Office of Student Conduct hold students accountable for conduct that occurs off-campus?
The office enforces the Board of Regents Student Conduct Code. According to the jurisdiction outlined by that document, the office may apply the code to incidences both on and off-campus. This reflects the University's belief that our students represent UMD both on campus and in the larger Duluth community.
Why is there a hold on my account?
A hold may be placed on a student account to ensure compliance with meetings or sanctions as assigned. To check holds on your account, click here. To resolve a registration hold, please contact the Office of Student Conduct.
Who will be present at my administrative meeting?
A conduct meeting is a private discussion between a student and a hearing officer. One support person may accompany a student in a passive role. A support person may not participate in the hearing. The hearing officer reserves the discretion to include others in the meeting (e.g., for training purposes).
What sort of records are maintained regarding my case?
The office maintains conduct records for seven years after an incident.
When does the Office of Student Conduct release disciplinary records?
As a student, your educational records are protected. The office regularly releases information to families as well as other insitutions. To share information with parents or family members, the student involved must have a FERPA Information Release waiver on file. Graduate schools or other institutions may request conduct records prior to an admission decision. In this case, a student's signature is required in order to release information. Information may be released in other circumstances as applicable.
Will my parents find out?
Parents are important partners in the development process. The office does inform parents of students' violations, especially when the incident represents a health or safety concern.