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Administrative Resolution Meeting

A student is expected to meet with a university adjudicator to attempt to resolve alleged violation(s) of university community standards. A successful administrative resolution meeting will include the following:

  1. The facts must be determined. The student must agree that essential facts related to the incident are undisputed.
  2. A violation of community standards must be determined. The student must agree that what occurred during the incident was a violation of the university's community standards.
  3. A proposed outcome or set of outcomes must be determined. The student and adjudicator must jointly agree about what outcome or set of outcomes will be proposed for resolution of the matter, taking into account where appropriate the concerns of the reporting party.

The aforementioned proposed outcome or set of outcomes will be reviewed by the Resolution Review Board. If approved, the student will receive notification in writing confirming the determined action, which then becomes final. If agreement on the appropriate action cannot be reached, the matter may be referred to the University Disciplinary Committee for review.

Should a student be non-responsive to notification of an alleged violation of the university's community standards, after a reasonable period of time and having made reasonable attempts to contact the Respondent, the university adjudicator may make a determination regarding responsibility and assign restorative outcomes and/or a period of disciplinary probation based on the information available. Consistent with Administrative Resolution procedures, this determination will be forwarded to the Resolution Review Board for approval. Violations that may result in disciplinary suspension and where the student is non-responsive will be referred to the University Disciplinary Committee for resolution.

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