- What are my rights in the Student Conduct Process?
The rights of students at UNLV can be found in the UNLV Student Conduct Code. Rights of students alleged of conduct violations can be found in the Student Conduct Code.
- I received a letter from the Office of Student conduct with an appointment date and time. What is the purpose of this meeting?
Information gathering process: After speaking with the student/student organization, the Office of Student Conduct will determine if a violation of the Student Conduct Code has taken place, and if so, the student may resolve the charges through an Informal Resolution or a Formal Resolution.
- If I have criminal proceedings for the same incident, isn’t going through the Student Conduct process double-jeopardy?
The University student conduct process is an educational administrative process; therefore, double-jeopardy does not apply.
- Can I delay a student conduct case while resolving a criminal issue?
At the discretion of UNLV officials, conduct action at the university may be delayed. Some instances will require the UNLV to continue to move forward while civil and/or criminal proceedings are pending or in progress.
- Can the university take action if the alleged incident took place off-campus?
The University has the authority and jurisdiction to address off-campus conduct; including conduct arising out of a student’s membership with UNLV and, conduct that impacts the UNLV community and off-campus University-sponsored activities.
- What happens if I miss this initial appointment?
If you do not to attend the initial appointment, the Office of Student Conduct will continue the information gathering process, and may do any of the following:
- Dismiss the case.
- Place a registration hold and/or transcript hold until the case is resolved.
- Refer the case for a Formal Resolution.
- Place a “No Show/No Call” Administrative Fee.
In instances where you do not attend a hearing, a decision is reached without your input.
- May I have an advisor present? Does my advisor need to be an attorney?
As noted under Section Two of the Student Conduct Code, you may have an advisor present during any stage of the conduct process, but the advisor may not speak on your behalf or participate directly in the conduct process. If you choose to have an attorney as an advisor, it is a cost endured solely by you. The Office of Student Conduct must be notified at least five (5) college working days in advance of the hearing the name and address of your advisor and whether the advisor is an attorney.
- Is there a burden of proof in the student conduct process?
The Student Conduct process is an educational process where the determination of responsibility is based on a standard of whether it is more likely than not that the charged student/student organization violated the Student Conduct Code.
- What are the potential consequences of being found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code?
While there may be some standard responses to violations, each specific response will be determined on a case-by-case basis. We don’t predict the outcome of a case before all of the information has been considered. Get a list of potential sanctions.
- What if I disagree with the outcome of a hearing?
If you disagree with the decision made by a student conduct coordinator during an Informal Resolution, you may request a Formal Resolution. If you disagree with the outcome of a Formal Resolution, you may appeal that decision to the Vice President for Student Affairs or their designee.
- Will my parents be notified of the outcome?
If you are considered a minor (under the age of 18) your parents or legal guardians shall be notified if you are placed on suspension or expulsion from the university. Parent/guardian notification may occur if you are under 21 years old and found responsible for violating the alcohol or controlled substance policy. For more information please review the Alcohol Response Policy and Controlled Substance Policy.
- Will a Student Conduct Code violation affect my financial aid or scholarship?
Instances of misappropriating your financial aid, drug violations, or failure to make academic prograss may affect your eligibility for federal student loans. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Most Student Conduct Code violations will not affect scholarships, but a student should read the individual conditions of the scholarship.
- What happens if I do not complete my sanctions?
Failing to complete sanctions is a Student Conduct Code violation and additional sanctions may be assigned. A registration/enrollment hold may be placed on your account.