Conduct Process Outcomes

If the Office of Community Standards or designee determines that a student is responsible for a violation of a University Standard of Conduct or regulation, the student shall be assigned one or more Conduct Process Outcomes. Factors that will be considered when determining an appropriate outcome may include, but are not limited to: the nature of the offense and the circumstances surrounding it; the student’s prior conduct violations (if any); the impact of the misconduct on the community as a whole, as well as on those directly involved in the incident; and past precedent (if any). Students must comply with Conduct Process Outcomes assigned by the Office of Community Standards staff and/or their designees. Failure to comply with an assigned outcome will be documented and may result in a referral to the University Conduct Process. Outcomes may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Formative Outcomes 

  • Workshops
  • Conversation with a University Partner
  • Educational Meeting with a University Administrator
  • Football Gameday Check-In Program
  • Written Assignment or Project
  • Apology
  • Restorative Practices
  • Restitution

Professional Referral Outcomes

  • Alcohol Assessment
  • Alcohol Education
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Random Drug Testing
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Notification Outcomes

  • Verbal Warning
  • Written Warning
  • On-Campus Housing Probation
  • Deferred Decision on Disciplinary Probation

Loss of Privilege Outcomes    

  • Loss of Parking and/or Campus Driving Privileges
  • Loss of Extra-Curricular Privileges
  • Loss of Specific Privileges within a Residence Hall
  • Loss of Opportunity to Live in Campus Housing 
  • Ban from an Area of Campus
  • No Contact Order

Disciplinary Status Outcomes

Disciplinary Probation

Defined as a specified period of observation and evaluation of a student’s conduct. Any violation of University or residence hall policy committed by a student on Disciplinary Probation is a serious violation and could result in dismissal from the University. A student placed on Disciplinary Probation may not participate in an international study abroad program or any other off-site University academic program (international or domestic) during the period of probation.  

Deferred Decision on Dismissal

Defined as a specific period of time in which the student must successfully complete conditions outlined in a decision letter from the Office of Community Standards. Deferred Decision on Dismissal (DDD) is utilized when a student’s conduct during an incident and/or pattern of behavior is sufficient grounds for dismissal from the University. However, the final decision on whether to separate the student from the University is deferred, pending the student’s successful completion of an assigned outcome package within a prescribed timeline. A student who successfully completes the conditions outlined in the outcomes package within the prescribed timeline ordinarily will not be dismissed and may be permitted  to remain enrolled at the University subject to any additional outcomes identified in their decision letter. Further violations of the University Standards of Conduct or failure to complete any assigned outcomes will result in the referral to the University Conduct Process for resolution.


Dismissal with the Opportunity to Apply for Readmission

A separation from the University which provides the student an opportunity to apply for readmission after a specified period of time and after meeting all conditions specified at the time of dismissal.  An application to the University is required to seek readmission and readmission is not guaranteed. The University reserves the right to consider in its sole discretion, as a part of a student’s application for readmission, any unresolved and/or additional reports of alleged misconduct.

Permanent Dismissal

A permanent separation from the University with no opportunity for readmission.