Question: Will my parents be notified?
Answer: Consistent with federal guidelines, the College may call the parents if a student is under the age of 21 and involved with an incident of alcohol and/or drugs. In addition, a parent may be contacted if a student is considered a danger to self or others.
Question: Are parents or attorneys permitted to attend the hearing?
Answer: Students may chose and advisor to support and guide them through the process of the Administrative Hearing or a Conduct Board Hearing. An advisor may be a member of the college community or an approved designee. Attorneys are allowed for the conduct hearing, however, they are not permitted to speak during the hearing on behalf of a student.
Question: I was put on Conduct Probation, what does that mean?
Answer: Conduct probation is a specific period of time in which a student has to complete sanctions and demonstrate the ability to be a responsible member of the community. Any violation of the Code of Student Conduct or the conditions of probation committed during the probationary period will result in further disciplinary action.
Question: What if I do not complete an assigned sanction?
Answer: Failure to complete assigned sanctions is considered a new violation. In addition, a judicial hold will be placed on your student account. Remember that sanctions are placed as a result of your violation of the Code of Student Conduct, and are designed to educate you about the expectations and norms of the campus community.
Question: Will disciplinary sanctions be recorded on my academic transcript?
Answer: The only sanctions that appear on transcripts are suspensions and dismissals. The suspension notation lasts for the duration of the suspension, while the dismissal notation is permanent. Disciplinary probation, educational sanctions and other outcomes do not appear. In some situations, a notation of pending disciplinary action may be placed on your transcript.
Question: I need a lawyer, where do I go?
Answer: The Brockport Student Government retains a lawyer who is available for consultation to all students. Go to the BSG office for additional information.
Question: My court case was thrown out, why am I still being referred?
Answer: Criminal proceedings are completely separate from the Student Conduct system. Cases are resolved with the College conduct system independent of the outcome of the criminal hearing.
Question: I was involved with an off campus incident, so why am I being referred?
Answer: The College promotes a sense of community not only on campus but off campus as well. The College at Brockport expects all students to represent themselves, the college and good judgment wherever they may live. Therefore, all incidents which become known to the college and occur off campus may be adjudicated through the student conduct system.
Question: I would like to refer someone and/or a situation to the student conduct system, what should I do?
Answer: The Student Conduct website has an Incident Report Form and you may complete the form online and submit to one of the Student Conduct Coordinators. You may also report an incident by coming directly to one of the Student Conduct offices located in Thompson Hall, Residential Life/Learning Communities Department. If you live on campus you may also report an incident to your Resident Assistant and/or Resident Director.
Question: I am having a problem with my roommate, what should I do?
Answer: The first thing you should do is discuss your concerns with your roommate. If you are still having difficulties and the situation is not resolved to mutual satisfaction, you can discuss the matter with your Resident Assistant and/or your Resident Director.
Question: How can I get involved?
Answer: We recruit students annually to be trained and to serve as a member of the Conduct Board. The role of a Conduct Board member is to adjudicate serious incidents and make a determination on a case through a Formal Conduct Board Hearing. We are also always looking for on and off campus community service sites so if you know of one, let us know and we will reach out!
Question: What violations are likely to result in a suspension or dismissal?