Informal Meetings with OCS

When a violation of the student conduct code is reported to the Office for Community Standards,  an accused student may receive an email directing them to schedule an informal meeting. Students should email [email protected]  to schedule an informal meeting. Send three dates and times that will work for you between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM M-F.

Outcomes and Follow Up

After an informal meeting, the student will receive a letter with a proposed outcome to the incident that was discussed. If the student disagrees with the outcome, they may request a formal hearing. A staff person may also be willing to have a follow up meeting via phone or on line to further discuss the proposed outcome.

Advocates and Lawyers

A student may choose to bring a support person such as an advocate or lawyer with them to a meeting with OCS. Students can obtain an advocate through Student Advocate Services. If a student plans to have an advocate or  lawyer attend the meeting with them, OCS should be notified before hand.

Informal Meeting Agenda

Informal meetings between a student and a staff member are designed to help informally resolve a reported incident. During this meeting, an OCS staff member will: 

  • Provide an overview of student rights, the disciplinary process, and the Student Conduct Code,
  • Review and discuss the report that was submitted,
  • Discuss resolution options, 
  • And, hear the student's account of what happened and answer any questions.