Shaping a Campus of Accountability

Welcome to Gallaudet’s Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (SARP), a space where accountability meets growth. 

The central role of SARP is to uphold and enforce the University’s policies to ensure we attain civility, fairness, integrity, learning, responsibility and equality amongst all.


Navigate Student Life with Confidence: Student Handbook

The office provides resources such as the Student Handbook to keep students informed about campus policies and procedures. This empowers students to navigate Gallaudet life with confidence, understanding the expectations of our Bison set forth by the university.

Read the Student Handbook

Restorative Justice: Nurturing Understanding and Healing

SARP is dedicated to the principles of restorative justice. Instead of solely focusing on punitive measures, we seek to understand the impact of conflicts and violations, identify the needs of those affected, and engage in processes that promote healing and resolution. Restorative practices processes empower students, student organizations, and community members in resolving conflicts.


Together, let’s create a campus culture that embraces understanding, healing, and personal development!


Make A Report

Students, use the buttons below to make a report.

 Bias, Harassment, and/or Discrimination

Title IX/Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct 

Meet the Team

Amy Rousseau

Director, Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

Travis Clevenger

Student Accountability Coordinator

Kay Amos

Student Accountability Manager

Larissa Baer

Student Accountability Coordinator



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.
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.
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.

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)

9:00 am-5:00 pm
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