Policies and Procedures

Director of Community Standards Ann James talking to two students at a presumed hearing

If you receive a Notice of Alleged Violation from the Office of Community Standards, we know that it can initially feel overwhelming or confusing. Additionally, if your RA or RD documented you in an incident report and you are anticipating communication from the office, it might be causing anxiety. We want to do all the we can to help you prepare for your meeting or hearing in order to lessen that anxiety and stress.

Here are some simple steps to follow to ensure that you move through the Office of Community Standards process seamlessly.

  1. Wait to receive your Notice of Alleged Violation from the Office of Community Standards. Notices can take anywhere from two days to two weeks to get to you after an incident occurs, but know that we will send it to you as soon as we are able.
  2. Follow the instructions on the notice you receive. The notice will say the date, time, location, and person you are meeting with for your hearing or procedural review.
  3. If your meeting is a procedural review, many of your questions about the process can be answered in that meeting.
  4. If your notice states that a hearing has been scheduled, please attend the hearing so that your responsibility in the incident can be determined. After your hearing, you will receive communication regarding any sanctions that have been assigned as well information about your appeal rights.
  5. Please complete any sanctions that you were assigned. If you do not complete your sanctions, a hold will be placed on your account that will prevent you from altering your class schedule or registering for class.

More information on Office of Community Standards policies and procedures can be found in the sub-links under this section. If you can’t find the answers you need on our website, please call us at 513-529-1417.