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As part of the University’s Living, Well-Being, and Belonging initiative, Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (SARP) is committed to building connections, fostering empathy, and facilitating meaningful conversations grounded in restorative justice principles to promote accountability, learning, healing, and growth.

Restorative justice considers the importance of harms created or caused during a conflict or violation, the needs of those impacted by the conflict or violation, the obligations of the individual who created the harm, and engaging community members who might be directly or indirectly affected by the harm. By utilizing restorative practices, we hope to encourage and support students to take active accountability for their actions, address the harms created, and work within our campus community to repair and heal any harm created by misconduct.

Restorative Practices Processes can be requested by students, student organizations, or community members as one of the resolution options. This case can be the result of an actual student conduct violation as outlined in the handbook, or can be the result of a conflict or harm created that is not in direct violation of the student conduct code.

Meet the Team

Director

Amy Rousseau

Director Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

Staff

Travis Clevenger

Student Accountability Coordinator

Kay Amos

Student Accountability Manager

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FAQs

Policies and Information
The pre-hearing meeting involves the student charged with a Code of Conduct violation and the Student Accountability and Restorative Practice staff members. In the meeting, the accused student has an opportunity to understand the discipline process and address the alleged violations.
A disciplinary conference is usually held for those violations where the range of sanctions are less severe, such as a disciplinary reprimand, fine, restitution, or community service. The student is entitled to a disciplinary hearing if the range of sanctions includes the possibility of the loss of University housing, a University suspension, or expulsion. Student Accountability and Restorative Practice will make the determination of whether a disciplinary conference or disciplinary hearing will be held, based on the range of sanctions that may be issued for a particular violation. In addition, the disciplinary conference and disciplinary hearing procedures differ slightly. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more detailed information.
No. A great majority of cases are resolved through mediation or at a disciplinary conference.
You have the right to present your case, address the complainant and witnesses, bring witnesses to the hearing, and be accompanied by an advisor.
Students found responsible for violating the Code of Conduct may have one or more of the following sanctions imposed:
  • Disciplinary Reprimand
  • Rehabilitative Probation
  • Restitution
  • Fines or Loss of Housing Priority Points
  • Disciplinary Probation
  • Residence or University Suspension
  • Residence Hall Expulsion
  • University Expulsion
  • Other sanctions that may be determined by the hearing body.
Yes. You may appeal decisions made by the Student Conduct Board, Administrative Student Conduct Board or Coordinator of Student Conduct in writing within five days of the date of the decision. Appeals must state the specific grounds for the appeal with an explanation. The list of specific grounds in which one can appeal are listed in the Student Handbook.
Failure to complete or adhere to the sanctions will result in a charge of non-compliance of a University decision, and more severe sanctions may result. In some cases, an administrative freeze will be placed on your record that will prevent you from registering for classes or receiving your diploma.
You can the Student Accountability and Restorative Practice staff by contact form, call us, or stop by at the office in Ely Center 103. A complete description of the student conduct program as well as the disciplinary conference and hearing procedures can be found in the Student Handbook.
The Code of Conduct is a set of standards and regulations that describe the rights, privileges, and responsibilities each student and student organization has as a member of the University community. You, as a student, are citizens of several communities – national, state, local, university, and residence hall, Each of those communities have standards that hold you responsible for your actions. The Code of Conduct describes the University standards as well as your rights as a student. More detailed information about the Code of Conduct and your rights can be found in the Student Handbook.
Student Accountability and Restorative Practice receives and reviews individual complaints, along with the residence hall and Department of Safety and Security reports, to determine whether there is sufficient information to warrant disciplinary charges against a student. If there is sufficient information, a letter will be sent that states the specific violation of the Code of Conduct that the student is accused of committing. The accused student will be entitled to a disciplinary conference or disciplinary hearing, and he/she will need to make an appointment with the Coordinator of Student Conduct within 3 or 5 days for a pre-hearing meeting.
Common Questions
The Student Conduct Board consists of a group of student peers as well as a faculty or staff representative that are trained to adjudicate cases. Board members must maintain confidentiality at all times, and the decisions of the board are official university decisions. In the event of scheduling difficulties or special circumstances, the case may be heard and decided by an administrative board composing of administrative staff members.

Contact Us

Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (SARP)

Amy Rousseau

Monday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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