Authority and Responsibility for Student Discipline
The University's dean of students 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 students for community standards (hereafter "associate dean") is primarily responsible for the operational details of the disciplinary process. The associate dean will review reports of misconduct and may conduct an investigation. The Department of Public Safety works in cooperation with the Office of Community Standards in the conducting of investigations. If the associate dean considers a report to indicate probable violation of the Student 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 including, but not limited to, the committees or boards that review academic misconduct.