(For All Student Organizations Except Social Fraternities and Sororities)
Generally speaking, student organization cases are handled in similar ways as individual cases are heard. When Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution believes an organization may have violated the Student Conduct Code, including event registration guidelines, the President or leader of the organization will be sent a charge letter. This letter will inform the organization of the sections of the Student Conduct Code that may have been violated as well as direct the leader of the organization to schedule an informational meeting with Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Staff. At the informational meeting, the staff will go over the report that is the basis for the allegations and describe the hearing process. Organizations have the ability to choose whether or not to accept responsibility for the charges and to choose a resolution option (administrative review if accepting responsibility or Student Conduct Committee hearing if not accepting responsibility).
If the organization is accepting responsibility and chooses an administrative review, the hearing officer will determine appropriate consequences. The chapter may appeal these consequences to the Dean of Students. The Dean’s decision constitutes final university action. There are no further appeals within the University.
If the organization chooses to not accept responsibility or chooses to have sanctions determined by the Student Conduct Committee, the recommendations of the Student Conduct Committee will be forwarded to the Dean of Students, who will make the decision. This decision can then be appealed (within 10 class days) to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. The Assistant Vice President’s decision constitutes final university action. There are no further appeals within the University.