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Respondent Frequently Asked Questions
What is an administrative meeting?
An administrative meeting is an opportunity for the student/respondent to discuss the incident with a hearing officer. Administrative meetings are educational, informal, and conversational. At the end of an administrative meeting, the student may choose to have his/her hearing officer decide responsibility and apply appropriate sanctions if applicable.
Who will be present at my administrative meeting?
An administrative meeting is a private discussion between a student and a hearing officer. One support person may accompany a student in a passive role. A support person may not participate in the hearing and will be invited to join after a brief private conversation between the hearing officer and the student. The hearing officer reserves the discretion to include others in the meeting (e.g., for training purposes).
Can my parents come to my administrative meeting?
At your discretion, your parents are welcome to accompany you in a supportive role. Please note that the primary conversation will take place between the student and the hearing officer. Parents will be invited to join after a brief private discussion between the student and the hearing officer.
What if I have class during my scheduled meeting time?
The office makes every effort to avoid scheduling a meeting during your classes. If you have a scheduling conflict, please contact the office in advance by phone at (218) 726-7255 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I do not agree with the decision made during my administrative meeting?
Respondents have the right to appeal decisions made by hearing officers and the Student Hearing Panel. Please submit an Appeal Petition to the office up to 5 days after the receipt of your outcome letter.
What if I decide to ignore the letter and skip my meeting?
If you decide to skip your meeting, a decision will be rendered in your absence based on available information. If sanctions are assigned to you, you will be held responsible for the completion of those sanctions. Failure to do so may result in a hold placed on your account.
The court system altered/dismissed my case. Does this impact my standing with UMD?
No. The office operates a system apart from civil or criminal court. The court system enforces the criminal code. The Office of Student Conduct enforces the Student Conduct Code. Dismissal from one system does not necessitate dismissal from the other. In other words, UMD may hold you accountable for conduct inconsistent with our standards, regardless of an outcome in the court system. (Exception: Social host tickets dismissed by the court will also be dismissed by OSC)
This is my second/third/fourth violation. Will my sanctions be worse?
A student's history is considered in the determination of sanctions and, in most cases, repeat violations are met with stiffer sanctions. Keep in mind that sanctions are applied on a case-by-case basis. Read more...
Someone I know had the same charge but recieved different sanctions. Why?
Incidents are resolved on a case-by-case basis. While the office cannot discuss the particulars of any case, know that sanctions are applied in an attempt to best meet the needs of each individual student, rather than through the use of a strict rubric or template.
Why is there a hold on my account?
A hold may be placed on a student account to ensure compliance with meetings or sanctions as assigned. To check holds on your account, click here. To resolve a registration hold, please contact the necessary office.
How can the Office of Student Conduct hold students accountable for conduct that occurs off-campus?
The office enforces the Board of Regents Student Conduct Code. According to the jurisdiction outlined by that document, the office may apply the code to incidents both on and off-campus. This reflects the University's belief that our students represent UMD both on campus and in the larger Duluth community.
Will my parents find out?
Parents are important partners in the development process. In some cases, the office does inform parents of students' violations, especially when the incident presents a health or safety concern.
Please contact the office if you have additional questions.