Conduct Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction

University jurisdiction, and application of the student conduct procedure, extends to proscribed conduct on campus, as well as proscribed conduct occurring off campus that is determined by the Dean of Students or designee to affect the interest of the University or the campus community.

Where University policies are violated, a student may also be in violation of civil or criminal law. The University may, but shall not be obligated to delay its processes when criminal charges on the basis of the same proscribed conduct are being investigated. University action will not be altered or precluded because civil or criminal charges involving the same incident have been filed or that charges have been dismissed or reduced.

To the extent that any officer of a student organization was in a position to control or substantially influence or intervene in the conduct of the organization or any of its members so as to prevent or deter proscribed conduct occurring in the course of organizational activities and failed to do so, the officer may be charged with, and held individually responsible for, the proscribed conduct committed by the student organization or one or more of its members. Any sanctions imposed on individual student officers are in addition to any sanctions imposed on the student organization or its other members.

Note: Reports of discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct subject to the University’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy will be addressed pursuant to that policy, a copy of which can be found online. The procedures described below do not apply to such cases. Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy.