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The Community Standards Process

Staff members in the Division of Student Affairs adjudicate alleged violations of community standards by students through the community standards process. The following forums exist for the formal resolution of alleged violations:

For incidents that pose immediate concerns for the safety and welfare of the campus community, during the pendency of university community standards proceedings, the university may conduct a review per the Safety Intervention Protocol to determine whether it is necessary to take summary action or implement interim measures that limit a student's ability to be present on campus, engage in coursework, and/or interact with specific members of the university community until resolution is reached.

Additionally, when circumstances warrant, the dean of students or designee may modify these procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of the campus community.

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