If students complete all components of the AIM Program, their record will be changed from disciplinary to non-disciplinary. A non-disciplinary record is an information-only file in the Office for Community Standards. The information would not be reported to someone conducting a disciplinary background check.
A common question that many students ask after completing the AIM program is how to answer questions regarding disciplinary records on graduate school or job applications. We encourage students to be transparent and honest in communicating about their incident. In many cases resolved through AIM, an appropriate response could be: "I had an incident that resulted in a non-disciplinary record.” You could go even further to say: "I had an incident that resulted in a non-disciplinary record. I participated in a restorative justice group, learned a lot from this experience and I have had no further incidents.”
The appropriate answer to any question on the application regarding disciplinary violations depends on how the question is asked. If you ever have any questions regarding this, please contact the Office for Community Standards.