The Code of Student Conduct is a document stating policy and procedure.  In this document, there may be some terms not as familiar to the community.

ReporterPerson or party that completes an Incident Report giving information that could lead to potential or alleged violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

Respondent – Person(s) or Student Organization that has allegedly violated the Code of Student Conduct or been found to violate the Code.

Complainant – Person(s), party, or Student Organization officially filing the complaint of alleged violation(s) of the Code of Student Conduct.

Student Conduct Board – A group of Faculty and Staff members who assist the conduct process by serving on the Student Conduct Board for a two- year term.  Students are appointed to the Conduct Board and serve as student representatives for policy and programming but do not sit on hearing panels. These students shall be appointed by the Student Government Association President. If, however, the Student Government President fails to provide a list of students to serve, the Dean of Students or designee shall select impartial students to serve on the Student Conduct Board.

Conduct Review Meeting – A meeting between the respondent and a Conduct Reviewer to resolve potential or validated violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

Conduct Administrator – Person designated to conduct a Conduct Review Meeting(s) on behalf of the University.

Conduct Review Panel – For purposes of a formal Conduct Process each panel assembled to process a case is comprised of at least three (3) members, drawn from the Student Conduct Board, at least one faculty member and one staff member.  In cases of sexual misconduct, all proceedings will be conducted in compliance with the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Student Conduct Review Panel members will be chosen from a pool of trained faculty and staff. Board members may also serve as an advisor for the respondent.

Finding – A decision made by a Conduct Reviewer or Conduct Review Panel that designates responsibility. Findings include Responsible and Not Responsible.

Status – A classification of a student’s standing with the University in regards to discipline.

Action Plan – Educational or restorative measures and/or requirements placed on a respondent if he/she is determined responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct.

Adjudication – The act of a processing a student conduct case/review.