Holds

A conduct hold, or JA hold, is placed when the following occurs:

  • Imposed sanction(s) deadline was not met after the adjudication of a Code of Student Conduct violation.
  • A student withdrew from the University prior to the adjudication of an alleged Code of Student Conduct violation.

Holds are established to prevent a student from registering for a subsequent semester, change a current class schedule, or receive an official transcript. Students are able to drop and withdraw from a course(s) with a conduct hold on their account. However, they may need to contact the instructor about dropping the course if the online course-drop process is not accessible to them due to the conduct hold. The instructor shall drop the student from the course using their online course-drop process, and the student and instructor will be notified via email once the drop is processed by the registrar's office.

All imposed sanctions are listed, in writing, to a student upon final adjudication. Please use the box below as a guide to find the appropriate final adjudication. Students should download a copy of any communications received from the Office of Community Standards for future reference.

Non Suspendable Cases

Accused student options for responding to an alleged violation in non suspendable cases
Student: Final Adjudication Letter / Detailed List of Sanction(s) Instructions Communication
Accepts responsibility by not requesting a Hearing Notice of Alleged Violation First communication from the Office of Community Standards, notifying the student of the alleged misconduct. The sanctions are listed on the document.
Requests a Student Court Hearing or an Administrative Hearing Hearing Follow-up Letter To be sent shortly after the hearing, reiterating what the happened was determined at the hearing, including details on the sanctions.

Suspendable Cases

Accused student options for responding to an alleged violation in suspendable cases
Student: Final Adjudication Letter / Detailed List of Sanction(s) Instructions Communication
Accepts responsibility after the Procedural Review Meeting and there is NO appeal to the University Appeals Board Procedural Review Accepting Responsibility Letter To be sent shortly after the signed Procedural Review paperwork is turned into the Office of Community Standards.
Requests a hearing (Administrative, Disciplinary Board, or Administrative Hearing Panel) and there is NO appeal to the University Appeals Board Hearing Follow Up Letter To be sent shortly after the hearing, reiterating what the happened was determined at the hearing, including details on the sanctions.
Requests a hearing (Administrative, Disciplinary Board, or Administrative Hearing Panel) and there IS an appeal to the University Appeals Board but NO appeal to the Vice President of Student Life University Appeals Board Decision Letter To be sent after the University Appeal Board meets and decides on the submitted appeal (and any applicable appeal response(s)).
Requests a hearing (Administrative, Disciplinary Board, or Administrative Hearing Panel) and there IS an appeal to the University Appeals Board AND an appeal to the Vice President of Student Life Vice President of Student Life Decision Letter To be sent after the Vice President of Student Life decides on the submitted appeal (and any applicable appeal response(s)).

If an incomplete sanction(s) is causing the conduct hold on the account, proof of completion for that outstanding sanction sent to the Office of Community Standards will resolve the hold. Please follow all the instructions spelled out in the final adjudication communication for these details. Proof of sanction(s) completions can be scanned into the Community Standards email address, communitystandards@miamioh.edu, faxed 513-529-1907, or dropped off in person at 9 Warfield Hall. Please note it typically takes up to 72 business hours to process submitted information.

If a student has withdrawn from the University, and a hold is placed after a student registers for classes, the classes will be canceled at the time of notification of withdraw.

Academic credit earned elsewhere during a period of conduct hold will not be accepted in transfer.

Can Holds Affect Graduation?

All Miami University disciplinary reports against a student must be resolved and sanctions completed before a student is eligible to graduate.

For questions on how to resolve a conduct hold, please contact the Office of Community Standards.