Student Conduct Code - Section 7.4 Informational Meetings and Informal Resolutions
The primary purpose of the Informational Meeting is to confirm that the student respondent understands all components of the conduct process. As such, the resolution staff member will:
- ensure the student has received and reviewed all necessary information (notification, student conduct code, student rights and responsibilities);
- explain the conduct process and resolution options;
- answer any questions or address any concerns the student may have.
If the student chooses to seek an informal resolution, the resolution staff member will:
- listen to the student's statement about the incident;
- engage in a non-adversarial, candid, and developmental conversation of the incident;
- review the Incident Report or complaint with the student to reaffirm areas of agreement or address discrepancies;
- come to agreement with the student regarding responsibility or non-responsibility for the alleged violation(s).
If the student acknowledges their behavior was in violation of the code, the staff member will provide the student with recommended outcome(s) that will a) hold the student accountable for their violation and b) promote learning and development to assist the student’s growth and understanding of personal responsibility within the community.
If the student and staff member cannot come to an agreement about responsibility, or if the student chooses not to seek an informal resolution, the incident will be assigned to another staff member, who will initiate a conduct meeting.
If a student does not attend the Informational Meeting after being provided with the notification and does not respond to a request to reschedule the meeting, the incident will be turned into a conduct meeting.