UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The UW-System and its schools expect that students demonstrate appropriate behavior and follow state and federal laws. UWS Administrative Conduct Code Chapter 17 & 18 are polices that all students are expected to follow while enrolled as a student of the UW-System. These policies apply to student's behavior both on and off campus; with each institution adjudicating student behavioral issues through the institution's university conduct process.
At the University of Wisconsin River Falls, the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for administering the University's conduct process. This process is outlined as follows:
1. The office of Student Conduct & Community Standards (SCCS) receives a report of possible non-academic misconduct. This report may be received from a number sources including but not limited to:
2. SCCS reviews the report and determines if possible policy violations under UWS Administrative Conduct Code Chapter 17 or 18 have occurred from the information available.
3. If it is determined that possible misconduct occurred SCCS will issue the student a formal letter to the student's UWRF e-mail account with notice of alleged policy violations; requesting the student schedule a meeting to discuss the incident with an investigative officer of SCCS.
4. The student meets with an investigative officer of SCCS to discuss the incident, provide their account of what was reported, and offer any relevant information they would like considered in making a determination regarding responsibility.
5. SCCS considers all information available to them, makes a decision about the student's responsibility in the case, and determines the appropriate sanction(s) if necessary.
1. If the investigating officer finds the student not responsible for policy violations:
2. If the Investigating Officer finds the student responsible for at least one policy violation under UWS Administrative Conduct Code Chapter 17 & 18 they are notified by formal adjudication letter delivered to their UWRF e-mail account outlining the following:
3. If no Administrative Hearing is requested the findings of the case are final.
If the student does not complete all sanctions by their deadlines, a hold is placed on their account and further charges may be filed under Ch. 17 and 18.
1. If the student requests an Administrative Hearing within 10 days of receiving the formal adjudication letter a hearing will be scheduled on the student's behalf to review the information from the case.
2. Once the Administrative hearing is scheduled the student is notified of the date and time should they choose to participate in providing information during the scheduled hearing.
3. After the Administrative hearing has concluded, the hearing board/examiner determines the student's responsibility for the policy violation(s). The student is notified of the decision within 14 days of the scheduled Administrative Hearing.
1. If the student is found not responsible for the policy violations:
2. If the student is found responsible for at least one policy violation UWS Administrative Conduct Code Chapter 17 & 18, they are notified via a formal letter delivered to the student's UWRF e-mail account outlining the following:
3. The student is expected to complete all assigned sanctions by the deadlines in the formal adjudication letter.
4. Once the sanctions are complete, the case is closed.