Informal Resolution

Informal resolution involves action taken by the University in response to a situation or report of violation of University policy when formal resolution is not desired by the reporter or when there is not enough information to proceed with a formal resolution process. An informal resolution is similar to an interim action but serves as final resolution and is not put in place pending a hearing through UHAS. Informal resolution does not result in findings related to responsibility or in sanctions. Options for informal resolution include, but are not limited to:

  • A no contact directive placed between students or between a student and another member of the University community
  • Changes in academic, work, or living arrangements
  • An educational meeting with a student or community
  • A formal advisory letter and/or request that a student cease current behaviors
  • Deferred conduct action

Deferred Conduct Action

In appropriate situations, conduct cases may be deferred. When a case is deferred, the University refrains from taking any action on a case for a designated period of time (generally up to one year from the date of the incident), during which time a student may be given the opportunity to satisfy certain conditions or obligations as a means of avoiding further conduct action. Sanctions may also be deferred. Deferred conduct action is not taken in cases related to sexual misconduct.