The Conduct Process

 

 

When the Office of Community Standards initiates a conduct process, students receive a letter to their Gonzaga University email account. The letter contains information about the incident, the type of process initiated, appointment/scheduling information, and the allegations of misconduct which provide the foundation of the meeting. The Student Code of Conduct outlines three different conduct processes:

Conduct Review

The purpose of the Conduct Review is to discuss your involvement in the incident, review the expectations of our community standards, determine responsibility for any violations, and assign any outcomes that may be appropriate if violations of the Student Code of Conduct are determined. With the exception of expulsion or suspension, any conduct outcomes may be assigned as the result of a Conduct Review.

Conduct Conference

The purpose of the Conduct Conference is to discuss your involvement in the incident, review the expectations of our community standards, determine responsibility for any violations, and assign any outcomes that may be appropriate if violations of the Student Code of Conduct are determined. Conduct Conferences are reserved for cases of a more serious nature and are ordinarily conducted by one or two staff members from the Office of Community Standards and/or their designee(s). With the exception of expulsion, any conduct outcomes may be assigned as the result of a Conduct Conference.

University Conduct Board

The purpose of the University Conduct Board is to review the information presented and determine whether students are responsible for any violations of the standards of conduct. If the board determines that a violation did occur, they are responsible for assigning appropriate conduct outcomes. The University Conduct Board is the most formal process in the University’s conduct system and is reserved for allegations of the most serious nature. Any conduct outcomes can be assigned as the result of a University Conduct Board, including suspension or expulsion.