Conduct Process

Administration of the Standards of Conduct

The Conduct Process

Learn what happens during the student conduct process. The conduct process is based on the Student Conduct Procedures.

The Basics

If you’re referred for misconduct, you’ll receive an email and/or letter outlining the alleged violations.
You have an opportunity to meet with a staff member from SCAIP and/or a committee to respond to the allegations. Then, it will be determined whether you violated policy. 
If it’s determined that you violated policy, sanctions will be assigned, if appropriate. Sanctions are intended to be educational in nature. However, egregious behaviors may be grounds for suspension and/or dismissal. 
You have rights throughout the process, including the right to an advisor.

I have been accused of academic misconduct. What will happen?

• First, your instructor will notify you of the alleged misconduct (with evidence with supporting information), in person or in writing.
• Your instructor will report the alleged misconduct to us.
• If you accept responsibility, your instructor will assign a grade penalty. If you deny responsibility, your instructor will assign a “GD” (Grade Delay) placeholder.
• We will send you an email and/or letter, schedule a meeting with you, and check your disciplinary history.
• If this is a typical first-time violation, we will handle the case directly, and set up a review meeting to determine if you violated a policy.
• If it is a repeat, egregious, or complex violation, we will refer your case to the College Academic Integrity Committee (AIC) after an initial review meeting. We will contact you to schedule the AIC, which will review your case, make a determination, and assign sanctions. You can also come to a helpful Pre-Committee Conference meeting that explains what will take place during the AIC Review.
• Once the meetings are over and a determination has been made, you and your instructor will be notified (via email) of the decision and your assigned disciplinary sanctions disciplinary sanctions (if applicable). 
• If you were assigned a GD, your instructor will update it and assign a grade based on our decision.

I have been accused of social misconduct. What will happen?

• We will review the report and determine whether or not action is warranted.
• If action is warranted, we will send you a Notice to Appear for Administrative Review letter and email that includes:
   > A summary of the incident
   > The alleged policy violation
   > The deadline to schedule an administrative review
   > Where to find information about UCR policies and procedures
• If the alleged misconduct is especially disruptive or your presence on campus may be threatening to anyone, the vice chancellor for student affairs may impose an interim suspension.
You must call our office to schedule an administrative review of the incident. You will have the opportunity to respond to allegations at this review meeting.
• If you are found not responsible, decision letters will be sent to all parties and no further action will be taken.
• If you are found responsible, we will assign disciplinary sanctions that you must complete before a deadline.
• If the misconduct is serious or repetitive, it may result in suspension or dismissal. We refer egregious cases to the Student Conduct Committee for a formal review. We will set up meetings with you and assign sanctions, etc.
• Access the rights you have during the student conduct process.