Student Conduct Code - Section 4. Communication

The University’s relationship is with the student and the conduct process is designed with the purpose of being an educational process that promotes the student assuming responsibility for the management of their own affairs. Having anyone else take on this role detracts from the learning opportunity for the student. University staff will only interact with the student and, in some cases, their parent/guardian to the degree that is appropriate and permissible under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Legal counsel cannot represent a student in a conduct matter at the University and are not eligible to be present for students’ conduct meetings.

The University’s primary form of communication will be through the official student assigned email account (Dons E-mail). At the University’s discretion, students may receive communication through the information provided in the student’s account (U.S. Mail, hand delivery, etc.). Students should assume responsibility for updating their account information regularly. Students should also assume responsibility and are held accountable for retrieving communication from the University. Failure to do so is not an acceptable excuse for delaying conduct processes.

For details of the student email policy, see the Electronic Communications Policy