Student Conduct Code - Section 7.2.4 Informational Meetings
At the informational meeting, the resolution officer(s) will perform the following tasks:
- Ensure the student has received and reviewed all necessary information (notification, student conduct code, student rights and responsibilities)
- Explain the conduct process
- Answer any questions the student may have
- Listen to the student's statement about the incident, although the student shall not be required to discuss the incident.
- Allow the student the opportunity to respond to the allegations (i.e. "accept responsibility" or "do not accept responsibility") contained in the notification letter.
- Engage in a non-adversarial, candid, and developmental discussion of the incident if the student chooses to make a statement.
- Review the Incident Report or complaint with the student to reaffirm areas of agreement or address discrepancies.
- Determine if the alleged conduct violation(s) are to remain in place, are to be modified, or are to be dismissed after listening to the student's version of the incident. If the alleged violation(s) are to remain in place, the resolution officer(s) will provide the student a Case Resolution Form (CRF).
The CRF will contain a list of the alleged violation(s) and, if the student accepts responsibility or states no contest, recommended sanction(s). The CRF will also provide the following options for the respondent:
- Option I: I ACCEPT responsibility for violating the Student Conduct Code and ACCEPT the recommended sanction(s);
- Option II: I DO NOT ACCEPT responsibility for violating the Student Conduct Code and request a conduct meeting;
- Option III: I ACCEPT responsibility for violating the Student Conduct Code, but want to CHALLENGE the appropriateness of the recommended sanction(s);
- Option IV: I STATE NO CONTEST regarding responsibility and ACCEPT the recommended sanction(s). This option is only available for respondents who are facing concurrent criminal charge(s) at the time of the Information Meeting.
If the student selections Option I or Option IV on the CRF, they will sign the CRF, a copy of the signed CRF and an outcome notification letter will be emailed to the student, and the case shall be considered resolved once the sanction(s) are completed. A student who selects Option I or IV waives their right to request an appeal.
If the student selects Option II or Option III on the CRF, the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities will assign a resolution officer who will initiate the conduct meeting process. In certain cases, the same resolution officer may facilitate the informational meeting and the conduct meeting.
If a student does not attend the Informational Meeting after being provided with the notification, the case will automatically be forwarded to a resolution officer for a conduct meeting.