The University of San Francisco: Student Conduct, Rights & Responsibilities

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In any case of alleged misconduct, a student has the following rights:

  • to be notified of student rights and responsibilities in the University conduct process.
  • to be notified at least three (3) business days prior to the conduct meeting of the alleged violation(s) of the Student Conduct Code  and/or University standards, policies and procedures and to be notified of the date, time, and location of the meeting.
  • to discuss the incident and her/his alleged involvement.
  • to respond to the information presented in the Incident Reports filed.
  • to present pertinent information and witnesses on her/his behalf.
  • to identify witnesses on her/his own behalf and submit anticipated statements to the resolution officer in advance of the conduct meeting. It is the student’s responsibility to assure the witness takes part in the conduct process and attends required meetings.
  • to be notified in writing within five (5) business days* of the outcome of the conduct meeting. Notification will include the decision, sanctions.
  • to be informed of the appeal process and given the opportunity to file a request for appeal within five (5) business days of the date of the conduct meeting outcome letter.
    *All time limits imposed or recommended within these procedures may be changed for good cause or reason as determined by the Assistant Dean of Students or designee (where appropriate). - as printed in the Fogcutter Student Handbook.