Student Conduct

The LSU Department of Residential Life's mission for the student conduct process is:

  • To provide a disciplinary process that holds students accountable for unacceptable behaviors that occur within an on-campus residential community.
  • To protect the rights of all members of the university community.
  • To educate students regarding the responsibilities inherent in an on-campus residential community, including abiding by policies that are established for the safety and welfare of the community.
  • To provide students serving on the Residential Life Student Conduct Board with an opportunity for leadership and service to the on-campus residential community and university.

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that affords parents the right to have access to their children’s education records, the right to seek to have the records amended, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the education records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student (“eligible student”). The FERPA statute is found at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and the FERPA regulations are found at 34 CFR Part 99.

FERPA

FERPA FAQs

STUDENT FORMS AND REHEARINGS

After going through the conduct process, students have the right to appeal decisions. Before appealing, be sure to view all Residential Life and university policies. The entire student conduct process and appeal process is outlined in Residential Life’s Operating Policy (RLOP 69).

Authorization to Release Information / FERPA

STUDENT STATEMENT FORM

RLOP 69: RES LIFE Student conduct process

 

CONTACT US

Residential Life Student Conduct Office

11 Highland Hall

225-578-5387

EMAIL US

FAQs

 

When going through the conduct process, certain terms may be used. Here’s a helpful guide to those terms:

Incident Report – written documentation of alleged situation occurring within an on-campus community

Charge Letter – written correspondence sent to all students who may have been involved with an incident occurring within an on-campus community or involving an on-campus resident; provides information regarding alleged LSU Code of Student Conduct charges

Decision Letter – written correspondence sent to student after a hearing has been conducted

Responsible – accountability officer/body has found that a violation of the LSU Code of Student Conduct occurred and that the student was involved in the violation; appropriate educational sanctions will be assigned to students found responsible

Not Responsible – accountability officer/body has found that either a violation of the LSU Code of Student Conduct did not occur or that the student was not involved in the violation

Administrative Hearing – formal hearing conducted by an Accountability officer, in which information regarding the situation is shared by the student and the Accountability officer. A decision of responsible or not responsible will be rendered by the hearing officer within two working days of the conclusion of the hearing

Assistant Director of Residential Life Conduct, Advocacy and Policy  – full-time professional staff member who oversees the administration and implementation of student conduct processes for on-campus communities and residents; works in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office and Student Advocacy and Accountability

University Hearing Panel – hearing body consisting of 3-5 students who are residents of an on-campus community.

University Hearing Panel Hearing – formal hearing conducted by the University Hearing Panel, in which information regarding the situation is shared by the student and the hearing board. A decision of responsible or not responsible will be rendered by the hearing board at the hearing.

Student Conduct HOLD – if a student fails to do one of the following, a HOLD is placed on his/her records and registration until the completion of the student conduct process: (1) failure to schedule a meeting; (2) failure to attend a scheduled meeting; (3) failure to complete an assigned sanction.

Sanctions – educational consequences assigned to students who are found responsible for violating the LSU Code of Student Conduct. Examples of which include the following:

  • Warning – written warning that indicates that a Student has been found Responsible for violating the LSU Code of Student Conduct

  • Disciplinary Probation Without Restriction – Disciplinary Probation is a status for a specific period of time which any further violation of the Code or University policy jeopardizes the Student(s) status with the University; For more information, refer to in Section 11.2 of the LSU Code of Student Conduct

  • Disciplinary Probation With Restriction – Disciplinary Probation is a status for a specific period of time which any further violation of the Code or University policy jeopardizes the Student(s) status with the University; For more information, refer to in Section 11.2 of the LSU Code of Student Conduct

  • Written Sanction – typically an essay that relates to the policy violated; may or may not include research

  • Ethics & Decision Making Class – three-hour class that meets one time taught by Department of Residential Life staff members that discusses theories and practices regarding ethics and decision-making skills

  • Wellness & Health Promotion Referral – one on one meeting(s) with a Health Promotion Coordinator, during which personal behaviors regarding alcohol and/or other personal Wellness related topics are discussed

  • Mental Health Referral – one on one meeting(s) with a Mental Health staff member to discuss anger management, stress, substance abuse

  • Psychological Services Referral – one on one meetings(s) with a member of the Psychological Services staff to discuss a variety of topics, including alcohol, drugs, stress


Health Promotion Referral

Health Promotion Referrals are all conducted by a Health Promotion Coordinator.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at 225-578-5718 or email healthpromotion@lsu.edu.