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Levels of the Conduct System

Levels of the Conduct System

 

Level I/II Boards

Level I violations are lower level violations of University Policy, as found in the Student Handbook. Quiet Hours and first time alcohol violations can be considered level I violations. Violators appear before Level I Administrative Hearing Officers. If the case is referred to a conduct board, students will appear before the Level I Board.

The Level I Board maintains reasonable order and harmony in the community by reinforcement of rules and standards through discussion and appropriate conduct action. It deals with community issues of localized concern. It consists of 4-6 student board members and an advisor.

The Administrative Hearing Officer or the Level I Board may impose educational sanctions, levy fines, and/or set limited restrictions upon the students. Appeals are made online, through the ADVOCATE student portal.

Level II violations are more serious violations of University Policy. Level II violations can be illegal parties, violations involving marijuana, and minor damage. Violators appear before Level II Administrative Hearing Officers. Cases referred to the conduct board appear before the Level II Board.

The Level II Board addresses more serious issues and maintains a firmer disciplinary position. It consists of 4-6 student board members and an advisor.

The Administrative Hearing Officer or Level II Board has the authority to sanction as in Level I, but also to: limit student access to particular buildings and freedom to participate in certain activities; place students on residential and/or disciplinary probation; and remove students from housing. Appeals are made online, through the ADVOCATE student portal

 

Level III

Level III cases are the most serious violations of University Policy. Cases of this nature are forwarded to the Level III Board. The Level III Board consists of two students, two faculty members, and is chaired by a faculty member.

Decisions rendered by the Level III Board are communicated to the student by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. The Vice President/Dean of Students will serve as the appeals officer for all level III conduct board decisions. The dean may also designate another staff member to act as the appeals officer in his stead. The Administrative Hearing Officer or the Level III Board has the authority to sanction as in Levels I and II as well as have the ability to suspend or expel a student. Appeals require a typed letter of appeal, uploaded through the ADVOCATE student portal and sent directly to the Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs.