Frequently Asked  Questions

I have been written up for an alleged infraction to the Code of Student Conduct, what happens next?

The Office of Student Conduct will review the alleged infraction and determine if this is a violation to the Code of Student Conduct. If it is determined there is a violation to the Code of Student Conduct, the Office of Student Conduct will notify the student(s) involved in the alleged infraction via their University email address on the date, location, and time of their hearing.

Do I have to be informed that I am being accused of a violation?

Most students are aware when their behavior does not meet with community standards and expectations.  While students may not be informed by the complainant, that they have been accused of a violation, all students will be notified by the Office of Student Conduct that a complaint has been made.

May I speak with the Hearing Officer/Administrator prior to my hearing?

Yes, once you received the letter of notification from the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) students are encouraged to speak with the  Hearing Officer prior to the start of their hearing.  The letter of notification that is sent to the student states, that they may contact the Office of Student Conduct prior to the start of their hearing.

What do I need to bring fro a conduct hearing?

A student should bring a UDC student identification or some photo identification, any evidence pertaining to the incident and any witnesses who were present at the time of the incident.

May I have someone present with me at a hearing?

The student may have someone present at the hearing serving as an advisor.  The advisor cannot actively participate during the hearing procedure.  The Hearing Officer will provide the guidelines and procedures at the beginning of the hearing and will explain the role of an advisor if there is one present.

Will my parents or guardians be notified?

If a student is 18 and above their parents and or guardians will not be notified.  If a student is under the age of 18 at the time of a  hearing, then the Office of Student Conduct will have to notify their parents or guardians.

Can my parents attend the hearing?

Yes, a parent can attend the hearing if they are acting in the capacity of the student’s advisor. An advisor cannot actively participate during the hearing procedure.  The advisor shall not be authorized to address the hearing officer or committee on behalf of the student.

 

How soon will I receive the results of my hearing?

The Hearing Officer will notify students of the hearing results within five (5) business days after adjournment.  The student will be notified of their results via their UDC email address.

If I am found in violation, will I have an opportunity to appeal?

Yes.  A student can appeal the decision of the hearing committee within five (5) business days of the date of the results letter.  There will be a paragraph in the results letter explaining the appeal process.

Where do I submit my appeal?

A student can submit their appeal to the Office of Student Conduct specifically to: (1) mstrothers@udc.edu, or (2) judicialaffairs@udc.edu

What are the grounds for appeal?

A student can appeal on the following: (1) Discovery of New Information, (2) Procedural Error, and or (3) Sanction Not Within Permissible Scope of Discipline.