Records Retention

Disciplinary matters that result in suspension, exclusion, expulsion, or degree revocation are kept permanently and will be reported to external third parties (such as graduate schools, employers, or licensing agencies) as required or permitted by law and University policy. Disciplinary matters that do not result in suspension, exclusion, expulsion, or degree revocation are kept until a student’s graduation plus an additional seven years, but will not be reported to external third parties unless required by law. Disciplinary matters resolved by the Office of Student Conduct are not recorded on a student’s transcript.

The University may also report disciplinary matters that remain unresolved and pending at the time a student left or withdrew from the University, as required or permitted by law and University policy. Records of pending matters are kept indefinitely; once resolved, they are kept and maintained according to the policies stated above. Any response to a request for student disciplinary records will include a statement explaining the University’s policy regarding retention and reporting of disciplinary records.