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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 formal resolution of alleged violations:

For incidents that pose immediate concerns for the safety and welfare of the campus community, during the tendency 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, the dean of students or designee may direct that a degree not be certified by the university registrar and therefore not awarded pending the resolution of university community standards proceedings, including completion of all outcomes.

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