Authority and Responsibility for Student Discipline | Pepperdine University

Authority and Responsibility for Student Discipline

The vice president for student life and dean of student affairs is responsible for the overall coordination of rules and regulations regarding student discipline for misconduct and serves as the final appeal for student disciplinary decisions. The associate dean of student affairs for community standards is primarily responsible for the operational details of the disciplinary process. The associate dean will review reports of misconduct and may conduct an investigation. If the associate dean considers the report to indicate probable violation of the Code of Conduct, the incident will be heard through either an administrative hearing with a staff member or a hearing with the Student Disciplinary Committee.

When appropriate, some University policy violations may be addressed by other disciplinary bodies (e.g., Academic Integrity Committee, International Programs Disciplinary Committee, Non-Academic Grievance Officer).