Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Administrative Resolution

In matters resolved through the administrative resolution process, University officials (generally staff members of the Division of Student Affairs or other University officials) investigate reported incidents of misconduct. This generally involves reviewing reports of the incident, meeting with students to discuss the matter, gathering additional information from witnesses or other knowledgeable individuals, and otherwise exploring the circumstances of the event. At the conclusion of an investigation, University officials have the authority to determine whether violations of University rules, regulations, or policies occurred and, if so, to determine what sanctions or outcomes are appropriate under the circumstances. Students are then provided with written notification of the administrative resolution, including any violations, sanctions, or other actions required by the University.

University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS)

The University Hearing and Appeals System (UHAS) is the formal campus process used to adjudicate and resolve serious, non-academic conduct issues involving University students. Starting with a complaint being filed by a student or the university, the process seeks to maintain an equitable accountability process where members of the university community (students, faculty, and staff) may come together to resolve alleged violations of policy.

Sexual Assault Hearing and Appeals System (SAHAS)

The sexual assault hearing and appeals system (SAHAS) is the formal process used to address alleged incidents of sexual assault on campus. It is important to understand, however, that SAHAS is but one resource (among many) that victims/survivors of sexual assault can choose to utilize. Students who have survived sexual assaults are also encouraged to seek professional medical and psychological support, consider criminal and legal options, and are entitled to academic, housing and other accommodations from the University.

Dean’s Certifications

Students applying for Graduate/Professional School or jobs may request a Dean’s Certification be sent to their future school or employer.

Conflict Resolution

The Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution has been building resources to begin to provide conflict and dispute resolution services for the University community. Students, faculty and staff members are all welcome to bring concerns to our Office and we will work to identify appropriate services or resources, either on campus and off, to help resolve issues in a civil, peaceful, and productive manner. Additionally, we can aid in resolving disputes between students through a variety of means including conflict coaching, facilitated dialogue, and mediation/conciliation.

Community Values and Ethical Decision Making Workshop

The Community Values & Ethical Decision-Making workshop is a 90-minute, interactive session designed to explore individual and institutional values. The sessions utilize a variety of approaches, including personal activities, case studies, and group work, with the common theme of open and honest dialogue.