Student Conduct Code - Section 7.2.5 Conduct Meetings
In situations that are not resolved at the informational meeting or in instances of serious or repeated alleged violations, a formal investigation into the case will occur and a conduct meeting will be scheduled with the respondent to determine the outcome of the alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code.
Group conduct meetings: When an incident involves Student Conduct Code charges against more than one student or a student organization, the resolution officer(s) shall have the option of meeting with all students at one time. Any accused student/student organization will have the right to have separate time during the conduct meeting to discuss their particular case with the resolution officer(s) without the other students being present.
The following procedures apply to conduct meetings:
A. Notice of Conduct Meeting
The respondent shall be provided notification via email at least three (3) business days prior to the conduct meeting and is required to attend. The notification will include the date, time and location for the meeting as well as the conduct code provisions alleged to have been violated. The resolution officer may reschedule the meeting when the respondent is able to demonstrate an appropriate cause for rescheduling. When a prompt review is necessary (including but not limited to end of the semester, graduation, or where there is substantial concern for the health, safety, or welfare of any person), the resolution officer(s) may require that the student attend a meeting sooner than the standard three (3) business day timeframe.
B. Privacy of Conduct Meetings
The conduct meeting is closed to the public and only the respondent and the resolution officer(s) shall be present.
Witnesses may be identified in the Incident Report or complaint, by the respondent or by other individuals involved in the investigation. Witnesses will be expected to participate in the investigation and shall provide information relevant to the incident in question. If a respondent or complainant identifies a witness(es), it is their responsibility to ensure the witness attends their meeting.
D. Incident Discussion
During the conduct meeting, the respondent will be asked to provide their summary of the incident and their reasons for not accepting responsibility of the alleged violation(s). The resolution officer(s) and respondent will then engage in a non-adversarial, candid, and developmental discussion of the incident based upon the respondent's statement and the details of the Incident Report or complaint filed. Information gathered from witnesses will also be used as part of the discussion.
The resolution officer(s) will consider pertinent reports, documents, images, copies electronic communications and written and/or verbal statements as information for consideration.