If you are visiting this site, you probably have learned that your student has been charged with violating the Code of Student Conduct, either through a conversation with your child or a letter from the Office of Student Conduct. When you sent your child off to college, you likely never imagined that you or your child would be interacting with our office, and you may have questions regarding his or her rights and responsibilities, the conduct process, and the consequences of these charges. Many of these questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions for Students, which we encourage you to review. There are certain additional questions that are unique to your role as a parent, and this page is designed to help answer some of these additional questions.
We want to assure you that the Office of Student Conduct recognizes that college students (like all of us) make mistakes. Guided by this understanding, the goal of the Student Conduct system is to educate students about appropriate behavior and decision-making while fostering a safe and healthy community in which academic success can occur. Through the conduct process, we hope to help students learn where they could have made different decisions and offer them strategies for making better choices in the future.
We recognize that the conduct process can feel overwhelming for our students and their families, and we hope that this guide addressed some of your concerns. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Conduct at (504) 865-5516 or firstname.lastname@example.org.