Review of Complaints

Upon receipt of a complaint against a student, a student group, or a report of alleged misconduct, the Resolution Center may:

  1. Refer the complaint for further investigation, and/or
  2. Refer the complaint to another University department and/or
  3. Propose resolving allegations against a respondent through an Alternative Resolution Process or
  4. Bring a formal charge under the Student Code of Conduct or
  5. Determine that no further action is warranted.

A formal charge is warranted when the Resolution Center determines that the circumstances alleged in the complaint are sufficient to create a reasonable belief that a violation has occurred and that conduct action is appropriate. The Resolution Center will notify a student or student group who will be provided the opportunity to respond pursuant to a student conduct resolution process. If information presented during a student conduct resolution process indicates a violation has occurred other than that charged, the conduct officer(s) may find a student or student group responsible for that violation.

A student conduct resolution process shall be conducted within ninety (90) days of the receipt of a complaint or completed investigation report by the Resolution Center. The Resolution Center or a hearing board chairperson may modify or extend any time frames described in this code for good cause.

Student Groups and individual student group members may be formally charged collectively and/or individually when student group members act in the capacity of membership in the group, including member(s) knowing or having reasonable cause to know of such actions.

  1. Formal charges for individual student group member(s) are resolved through student conduct resolution processes as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.
  2. Formal charges for student groups are resolved through the Student Group Accountability Board (SGAB) as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. 


Last updated: 12/13/23