Policies and Procedures for Alleged Code of Conduct Violations

Any member of the University community may file a written complaint with the Office of Student Affairs.

During the period of time of any disciplinary action, except dismissal, the student may be directed to comply with specific requirements including counseling, auditing one or more courses, medical treatment, preparing scheduled reports, or other requirements intended to rehabilitate the student and/or to ensure that the student is able to continue with his or her education without further monitoring.

Records of dismissal or leave of absence (administrative or voluntary) and the date of each determination shall be placed in the student’s permanent records. The Professionalism Committee shall have non-exclusive authority to evaluate all alleged student violations of misconduct, whether academic, professional, or ethical. Exceptions to this authority include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nothing shall limit the right of the University or a University-affiliated institution to immediately remove a student who poses a threat, has been accused of a violent act or threat, appears impaired, or any act that constitutes a violation of state, local, or federal law.  A student who has been removed from the University shall not return until given permission to do so by the Provost;
  • Complaints of sexual misconduct or sexual discrimination must be handled by the University's Title IX Coordinator;
  • The Provost is authorized to take whatever action is deemed necessary, including removing a matter from the Professionalism Committee’s consideration, whenever in the judgment of the Provost such action may prevent harm to the health, safety, and welfare of any individual, to school property, or to the integrity of the educational process