A. Advisor: The person selected by a student or student group to provide support as the student or student group represents themselves in conduct proceedings. An advisor does not actively participate in any part of a conduct process.

B. Appeal Officer: A University official trained to consider appeal requests that did not serve as a Conduct Officer in the original Student Conduct Resolution Process. 

C. Complainant: A person alleged to have been the subject of, or harmed by, student or student group misconduct.

D. Conduct Officer: A University official trained to adjudicate matters pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct.

E. Day: When used in this Code the term “day” or “days” refers to business days.

F. FERPA: The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

G. Misconduct: The violation of one or more University policies or the commission of an act of prohibited conduct contained in this Student Code of Conduct.

H. Navigator: A trained University employee available to provide general information about the complaint resolution process, such as procedures and timelines. Navigators will not advocate on behalf of any party or represent any party. 

I. Finding: A determination of responsible or not responsible for violation of the Student Code of Conduct. 

J. Outcome: Any sanction levied to a student or student group upon a finding of responsible for violation of the Student Code of Conduct. 

K. Reporting Party: A person submitting a report of alleged student or student group misconduct.

L. Resolution Center: The Resolution Center for Student Conduct and Conflict is the office designated by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs to administer the Student Code of Conduct. Any reference to the “Resolution Center” includes their designee.

M. Respondent: A student or student group alleged to have violated the Student Code of Conduct. 

N. Retaliation: Acts or attempts to seek retribution including, but not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal, harassment or intent to prevent participation in University proceedings under this policy. Retaliation may include continued abuse or violence, other harassment, and slander and libel.

O. Student: A person enrolled or taking course(s) at Gonzaga University whose primary relationship with the University is as a student and, therefore, defined through the Student Code of Conduct. This includes a person enrolled at the University for the immediately preceding term and/or a person eligible for continued enrollment.

P. Student Conduct Resolution Process: A process facilitated by the Resolution Center for the purpose of determining whether or not a policy has been violated, and what, if any, conduct outcome is appropriate.

Q. Student Group: Any number of students who have complied with University requirements for registration as an organization or are formally recognized by the University as a student club, group, team, or organization.

R. University: Gonzaga University.

S. University Policy: A written regulation or proscription of the University, including but not limited to those found in the Student Code of Conduct, Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy, Academic Policies, Student Group policies, and Residence Life regulations. All definitions included in any University Policy are incorporated here by reference.

Last updated: 12/13/23