Report a Violation

 

Sanctioning Completion

Students are expected to complete and comply with all assigned sanctions. If you have been assigned a sanction and are required to submit verification of completion, please utilize the submission form below.

 

Policies and Procedures

The following publications detail policies and procedures applicable to the Office of Student Conduct.

Applicable Publications

 

Transparency

 

Due Process

Based on the charges filed against a student (or a combination of various charges filed), if the student will likely lose the privilege to live on campus and/or face possibly suspension from the university, the student receives full due process, including the right to request a hearing before the Student Conduct Committee. If a policy violation is NOT likely to result in the student losing the privilege to live on campus and/or to attend the University the student is issued a letter stating the charges as well as the assigned sanctions, and will be required to meet with a conduct officer. If desired, the student will have the right to request a review and state their case to the conduct officer. If a mutual agreement cannot be reached, full due process is provided. (*Reference Resource Section for additional information and access to the due process forms.)

NOTE: The Student Code of Conduct is also applicable to student organizations.

 

Appeals

Decisions of the presiding conduct authority may be appealed by a student organization, an accused student or a complaint of sexual misconduct. Other than any interim measures imposed pre-hearing (as a general safety precaution), sanctions will remain on hold pending the appeal outcome. Appeals are limited to the following:

  1. Procedural Error(s): Procedural error that resulted in material harm or prejudice to the student (i.e., by preventing a fair, impartial, or proper hearing). Deviations from the designated procedures will not be a basis for sustaining an appeal unless material harm or prejudice results.
  2. Evidentiary Standard: To determine whether the decision reached regarding the accused student was based on a preponderance of the evidence. (To be found responsible, there must be a preponderance of the evidence. In other words, it is more likely a violation occurred than not.)
  3. New Evidence: To consider new information, sufficient to alter a decision or other relevant facts not brought out in the original hearing, because such information and/or facts were not known to the person appealing at the time of the original student conduct board hearing.

Submit an Online Appeal

 

Other Forms

 

Student Conduct Committee

When appropriate, the Student Conduct Committee will be chosen out of a qualified pool of individuals to hear each case. (Note: For sexual misconduct related incidents, the Sexual Misconduct Committee will serve as the hearing body - reference the Sexual Misconduct section.) Each participant is obligated to sign a confidentiality agreement and is required to observe the process before being afforded full voting rights. Additional qualifications include:

  1. A willingness to serve.
  2. A status of good standing;
  3. A demonstrated commitment to respect, professionalism and decorum. 
  4. The ability to be impartial and utilize sound judgment.
  5. Familiarity with conduct code policies and procedures.

The committee will be chaired by the student conduct administrator, who will be a nonvoting member. Additionally, five members will serve as voting representatives on the conduct board. These individuals will consist of at least two students and at least two faculty and/or staff members. The vice president for Student Affairs will not serve on the conduct board. *Those interested in serving on the Student Conduct Committee should contact Jalysa O’Conner in the office of Student Affairs (joconner@lander.edu).