Office of Student Conduct
Forms & Resources
Report an Incident
To report an incident, you must respond affirmatively to the following:
If you are able to respond affirmatively to all of the above, file an Incident Report.
Once an incident is reported, an investigation begins. An investigation gathers information in an attempt to determine the facts surrounding an incident, hear relevant information, and understand all sides. From there, responsibility and sanctions are decided upon.
Confidentiality [beef up]
The Office of Student Conduct respects the privacy of all parties involved in an incident. We continue to strive for a high level of confidentiality and information security. Information regarding incidents is shared on a need-to-know basis. In some cases, a person reporting an incident may remain anonymous.
Complaintant: an individual bringing forth a complaint or reporting an incident.
After an incident is reported...
Standard of Evidence
'Preponderance of the evidence' is the standard used by the Office of Student Conduct. Preponderance of the evidence is best defined as what is most likely to have occured or fifty percent plus a feather. The hearing officer or Student Hearing Panel determines the responsiblity of respondents based on this standard. This is different than the standard of evidence used in criminal court, which is 'beyond a reasonable doubt.'
Rescinding a Complaint
Once a complaint or incident has been recieved, it cannot be rescinded.