Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A student can submit their appeal to the Office of Student Conduct specifically to: (1) firstname.lastname@example.org, or (2) email@example.com
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.
- Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all student conduct matters will be conducted virtually, either via ZOOM, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, or telephone via Facetime until further notice. If you have a conduct matter, please refer to communications sent to you from the Office of Student Conduct for details regarding virtual mediation or hearing dates, and login information.
- You may contact the Office of Student Conduct at (202) 277-4951 during business hours (M-F 8:30 AM-5PM) or at (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) at any time with questions.