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Conduct Procedures

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The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (OSCCR) implements the Board of Regents Student Conduct Code and explains the Duluth campus's procedure for actions initiated against students and student groups by the University.

The purpose of these procedures is to provide a framework for resolving complaints about violations of Student Conduct Code, so that:

  • Informal resolution is encouraged. The conduct procedure encourages informal resolution of complaints where appropriate.
  • Student development is emphasized. The conduct procedure emphasizes an educational purpose, including helping students understand and accept responsibility for their own behavior.
  • Community interests are met. While the emphasis of the conduct process is on responsible student self-development, the nature of the offense may require additional considerations with respect to appropriate sanctions, including the safety and well-being of our students and the greater University community.
  • Students receive fair treatment. Most disciplinary matters are resolved informally, with the agreement of the respondent. When an informal resolution is not possible, however, Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code requires that students have the opportunity to receive a formal, prompt, fair, and impartial hearing and a campus-wide appeal, if needed.

Different disciplinary processes: Duluth campus

The University of Minnesota-Duluth has a campus-wide student conduct procedure, managed by the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution and the Student Hearing Panel (SHP), that handles most complaints under Student Conduct Code. In certain circumstances, cases follow another procedure:

Regardless of the procedure, OSCCR is a resource for units in handling student conduct matters. 

Ordinarily, reports concerning student behavior are made by faculty, staff, students, and police authorities. The standard of review used for decision-making is Preponderance of the Evidence.

Find more information on the procedures for the following categories of conduct violations: 

All Duluth campus procedures are congruent with the student rights identified through Board of Regents policy: Resolving Alleged Student Conduct Code Violations.