|How to Report
Any student has the right to file a report of student misconduct, whether it is inside or outside
of the classroom. If you wish to report student behavior you believe violates university policy or is unsafe, here
are the steps to follow:
- Write a Report: Write your own personal description of the behaviors. This should be an objective statement that
creates a snapshot of what is happening based on facts such as place, time, specifics of what may have been said and
the actions of the student in question you personally observed. Types of information that should not be included in
the report would be rumors, personal opinions and suggestions for what the consequences should be for the student's
actions. Keep in mind this report must be signed by the author and the accused student will have an opportunity to
read the statement.
- Turn in Your Report: For academic misconduct, the report should be shared with the instructor of the class in question.
For non-academic misconduct we suggest you start with the Dean of Students office. Depending on the type of behavior a
referral may be made to other offices such as Residence Life, Counseling and Health Center or Public Safety. Plan on
talking with whomever you give the report to clarify details and to learn more about why you chose to bring this report
- Investigation: The university official will contact the student in question to discuss the report and give the student an
opportunity to respond to it in accordance with university procedures. Once all the necessary facts are gathered, a
determination will be made if there are any violations of university policies and if so, what the appropriate consequences
In most cases the university will be unable to share with the author of the
report the outcome of the review process because of confidentiality
requirements under federal law. Exceptions are made
when personal safety
security are considered to be at risk.