It is in the best interest of the University and members of the University community for the University to function in regard to disciplinary matters as a self-contained community in an orderly environment. Assurance that fair sanctions will be promptly imposed on those found responsible for misconduct will help the University preserve order. The University Student Discipline Process is designed to help the University exercise proper control over its own disciplinary affairs while acknowledging the rights and competence of the civil authorities in such matters. Procedures have been established which are reasonably calculated to facilitate a reliable determination of the issues and to afford any student(s) accused or a student who files a complaint of certain basic procedural rights, as specified below.
It is the intent of this Student Conduct Code to set forth in a clear, concise manner the expectations and duties of all members of the University community and to set forth administrative and disciplinary procedures whereby those students who are accused of violating the rules may be afforded a hearing and, if appropriate, a fair and just sanction.