FAQs – Parents

My son/daughter received a letter about a conduct code violation. Can I call the Office of Student Conduct and find out more about what happened?
What is my role in the university student conduct process? How can I help my student?
Do I need to hire an attorney?
Will my student be able to tell you his/her side of the story?
Can I attend the student conduct meeting and/or hearing with my student?
This incident happened off campus. Why is the university involved?
How are sanctions decided?
What does it mean for a student to be placed on disciplinary probation?
The student was charged criminally. Why go through Student Conduct too?
Isn't the student conduct process double jeopardy for someone also facing criminal charges?
What is the burden of proof in the student conduct process?
Why isn't my student being afforded the same protections that he or she would receive in the criminal process?
How long does a violation stay on my student’s record?
What is the judicial processing fee?