Student Conduct Process 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; provides information regarding alleged LSU Code of Student Conduct charges.

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

Responsible

hearing 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

hearing 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 a hearing officer (Policy & Process Manager or a designee), in which information regarding the situation is shared by the student and the hearing 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.

Policy & Process Manager - full-time professional staff member who oversees the administration and implementation of student conduct processes within on-campus communities; works in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office.

Student Conduct Board - hearing body consisting of 3-7 students who are residents of an on-campus community.

Student Conduct Board Hearing - formal hearing conducted by the Student Conduct Board, 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:
 

Alcohol Sanctions

Tiger Education about Alcohol/Drug Matters (T.E.A.M. Class) - three hour class that meets one time taught by Health Promotion staff members that discusses all of the effects of alcohol and other drugs.
 

MyStudentBody.com Judicial Course - on-line alcohol education program that emphasizes University policies, state and federal laws in relation to alcohol; also provides personal feedback to the student in regards to their drinking behaviors.
 

Health Promotion Referral - one on one meeting with a Health Promotion Coordinator, during which personal behaviors regarding alcohol and/or other personal Wellness related topics are discussed.
 

Probation to the Dean of Students Office - official warning probation from the University that the student has been informed about LSU policies.
 
Written Warning - mainly utilized for lower level violations; warning letter outlining the policy that was violated.
 
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.
 
Sanction Service Hours - sometimes called community service hours; set number of hours assigned to student in order to give back to an on-campus community after violating a policy; ranges from 5-15 hours.
 
Department of Residential Life - Student Conduct Office
110 Highland Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225/578-5387
FAX: 225/334-5205

E-mail: rlstudentconduct@lsu.edu  
Internet 2 University Member
 

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