The Student Conduct Process

The student conduct process is designed to be educational and developmental in nature. A student or student organization is presumed not responsible for any alleged violation of the Standard of Conduct until a determination regarding responsibility is made at the conclusion of the student conduct process. 

The process is designed to provide full procedural due process, including notice of allegations being made, an opportunity to provide a personal version of the incident, and a right to procedural due process. The process is outlined in Section 200.020 of the University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations and generally includes the following steps:

  1. An incident is referred to Student Support and Community Standards
  2. The student or student organization receives a meeting request outlining the alleged violation and scheduled meeting time. Note that students have a right to bring an advisor to the meeting with them as outlined by CRR 200.020E.1.c that may but is not required to be an attorney. 
  3. The student or student organization representatives meet with a student conduct officer to discuss the incident and any potential violations of the Standard of Conduct
    1. Other students or individuals who may have additional information or perspectives may also be asked to meet with the conduct officer.
    2. Any potential violations will be reviewed using the Preponderance of Evidence of Standard, or “more likely than not.”
  4. At the conclusion of the investigation, if a violation of the Standard of Conduct is determined, an informal disposition may be offered to bring an informal resolution to the matter. The informal disposition includes:
    1. A summary of the violation of the Standard of Conduct
    2. A summary of the facts discovered in the investigation.
    3. Proposed resolution to the matter
    4. An allotted timeframe to accept or reject the informal disposition.
  5. Should the informal disposition be accepted, all proposed requirements will go into effect. If rejected, the student or student organization is requesting a formal hearing. If the student or student organization representative does not reply to the informal disposition within the allotted timeframe, the informal disposition automatically goes into effect as well as the proposed sanctions.
  6. When requirements go into effect, it is the responsibility of the student or student organization to complete those requirements within the time frame outlined. If a student does not complete requirements within the time frame, a hold may be placed on their student account to prevent future course registration.