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You will receive a letter from Student Conduct to your University email account requesting that you schedule a meeting.  You must respond to this letter within five (5) class days of the date on the letter by calling (405) 325-1540 to schedule an appointment.  You will have the opportunity to discuss your situation with a Conduct Officer at your scheduled appointment.  Failure to respond to the letter or attend your scheduled meeting will result in a hold on your enrollment and possible default sanctions.  

Yes, you will still have to resolve your violation with the University.  And no, double jeopardy only applies to the criminal court system.  When you become part of the University community you are responsible for understanding and abiding by the behavioral standards set forth in The Student Rights and Responsibilities Code.  Failure to do so results in consequences for your actions.  Proceedings under the Code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil, criminal or licensure proceedings, at the discretion of the University.

Your status as a student does not end when you leave campus property.  The University has discretion to take action for violations of law or University Policy under the Code regardless of a student’s location at the time of the incident.

It is in your best interest to reschedule the appointment as soon as possible.  A hold will be placed on your enrollment and will not be removed until you have attended a meeting with a Conduct Officer.  An enrollment hold prevents you from enrolling in future semesters.

If you fail to complete your sanctions by the assigned deadlines a hold will be placed on your enrollment and will not be removed until all outstanding sanctions are completed.  An enrollment hold prevents you from enrolling in future semesters.

A University may not generally disclose personally identifiable information from a FERPA protected education record, which includes discipline records, to a third party without written consent.  However, there are a number of exceptions to FERPA’s prohibition against non-consensual disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.  Under these exceptions, schools are permitted to disclose personally identifiable information from education records without consent.

Discipline records do not appear on academic transcripts.

The Student Rights and Responsibilities Code states that, “it is the responsibility of all students who are potential parties or witnesses to an alleged violation of the Code to participate in the conduct process.  Students have a duty to cooperate and discuss the incident with appropriate University officials, adhere to stated deadlines, attend scheduled meetings, provide documentation as requested and participate in all proceedings.”

Lying is not a behavior supported in the University community and can lead to additional Student Code charges and consequences for the offending student.

A “strike” is the University’s official recognition of a student’s or organization’s violation of the University’s Student Alcohol Policy.

The University has a “Three Strikes” policy.  Student’s receiving a third strike will be automatically suspended for at least one full academic semester.  

If you are under 21 and were involved in a drug or alcohol violation, your parents will receive a parental notification. 

Direct participation by you (the charged student) is essential to developing a sense of accountability and responsibility through this process.  For this reason, parent participation is limited.  Parents may remain in the waiting room if you feel you need consultation; however, they are not allowed in the meeting between you and Conduct Officer.  

The decision to hire an attorney/advisor is up to you.  Please keep in mind that you may consult with an attorney/advisor, but the attorney/advisor may not directly participate in any conduct proceedings, unless the meeting or proceeding is likely to result in expulsion.

Each violation has unique considerations.  The Conduct Officer may take the following into account when determining sanctions (this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of criteria): nature of the violation, the student’s role in the incident, the impact or potential impact of the violation on the University community, the student’s prior discipline record, educational impacts and any mitigating or aggravating factors. 

Please refer to our page on Resources.  This page provides on-campus and local community resources for mental health, victim assistance, substance abuse, academic issues and more.