Any person may submit a concern or report regarding a student to the Office of Student Life. Students referred for behavioral concerns may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct to determine if their behavior has violated University policy, including the Code of Conduct, Honor Code, Bias policies, Title IX, or others outlined in the Guide to Campus Life. Being documented by Residence Life staff, HPU Campus Security, or others does not mean a student is responsible for a policy violation. The Student Conduct Process is an administrative process, not a legal one.
A student is presumed “Not Responsible” for policy violations until/unless there is a Preponderance of the Evidence to determine they are “Responsible” for a violation. Students involved in a civil/criminal process may also be charged for the same acts if those alleged behaviors would violate University policy as well. For more information, please refer to the Student Conduct FAQ page.
Students who are documented and referred to the Office of Student Conduct will be notified of a meeting via email and/or phone with information about the date/time/location/of their Administrative Conduct Conference with the Office of Student Conduct and the reason for the meeting.
An Administrative Conduct Conference is an opportunity for a student to meet with a Student Conduct Administrator and share their perspective on an incident, review reports, respond to charges, and/or resolve their conduct matter through an Administrative Agreement. Students who accept responsibility for their behavior will be assigned sanctions based on the Guide to Campus Life.
Students who deny responsibility or wish to challenge the sanctions issued may request a University Conduct Board (UCB) Hearing to resolve the matter.