It is important to report all incidents of student misconduct. Past incidents involving the student may demonstrate a pattern of misconduct resulting in further disciplinary action.
1. Contact the student.
Share evidence of misconduct with the student, and explain how their conduct appears to violate the Student Conduct Code. Cite specific sections of the Code. Offer them the opportunity to respond to a suspected violation. If misconduct occurred, file an incident report with the Office of Student Services. Inform the student that the grade for the assignment or the course will not be reported until the conduct process is complete.
NOTE: No unfavorable action should be taken against a student for alleged misconduct until notified by the Office of Student Services that written notice of the hearing outcome has been provided to the student and the conduct process is complete.
For example, no grade should be issued in academic integrity cases and no conclusions should be reached/rendered while disciplinary action is pending.