Community Standards & Student Conduct

Investigation

The Student Conduct process starts with an investigation. CSSC receives information from students, faculty, staff, and police reports or incident reports.

We gather information and contact the individuals involved. In academic cases we may speak with a faculty member or TA to get more information or to clarify a report. When we receive an allegation from another student we meet with the student to take a statement. If you are reporting a violation of the Student Conduct Code, you will have an opportunity to review and update that statement as necessary.

You may be asked to sign a Release of Information, which would allow the CSSC team to share your report with the accused student and any other witnesses.

Reporting sexual misconduct

  • In cases involving an alleged sexual offense, which includes but is not limited to: sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence and relationship violence, you may bring a support person with you to any meeting with the CSSC team or to any disciplinary hearing.
  • You also have the right to make an anonymous report.
  • You have the right to know the outcome of all meetings with the accused student, regardless of whether you remain anonymous or not.
  • The CSSC team member will talk with you about putting measures in place to limit contact with the accused student.  This includes but is not limited to: changing living situations, class schedules, other other academic related activities in which you may come into contact with the accused student.