Conduct Process: Goals
Student Housing Services expects residents to maintain standards of personal conduct that are in harmony with the University's educational goals, to observe national, state, and local laws, and to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others. We foster communities that value personal responsibility, respect, and civility. The housing conduct system exists to ensure education, consultation, and support to our communities regarding due process protections and responding to alleged violations of the University and/or Student Housing Services policies. With an emphasis on restorative justice, our system also ensures that our residents, communities, and staff are treated equitably, fairly, and efficiently.
Specific goals of the Student Housing Services conduct system include:
- Educate our residents on their rights and responsibilities
- As appropriate, consult with faculty, staff, and students on resident behavior concerns
- Conduct hearings for residents involved in incidents or charged with alleged violations of policy
- Participate in crisis consultation/intervention teams
- Ensure all staff charged with enforcement or case hearings are properly trained
- Make educational referrals for residents needing support related to substance abuse, psychological issues, anger management, ethical decision-making, domestic violence, and sex offenses
- Focus on the impact policy violations have on the community as a whole
- Advocate for fair process
- Serve as an information and referral service
- Provide facilitation and mediation
Student Housing Services relies on the Community Standards as a guide to help define acceptable behavior on issues related to university and resident property or resident behavior. Residents who violate policies may be held accountable for their behavior. Once an alleged violation of policy is reported, the resident (s) alleged to be involved is asked to meet with a Student Housing Services staff member to discuss the incident.