Our process begins when we receive a complaint. A conduct officer will review a complaint, and if they determine there is enough information to allege that a violation of the Code of Conduct may have occurred, then they will send a student a Notice to Appear. The Notice to Appear will list out any conduct regulations that a student is alleged to have violated and will explain to the student how to schedule a meeting with their conduct officer. Students have five (5) business days to schedule an apppointment; if they fail to schedule an appointment, a hold will be placed on their account.
During the meeting the conduct officer will review the alleged violations with the student or organization and ensure that the student or organization has been advised as outlined in the section above. Resolutions of the University’s conduct process neither establish nor are based upon precedent. Further, matters of local, state or federal law are independent of the conduct process. The conduct officer has discretion to dismiss any alleged violation following the meeting with the student or organization if the conduct officer determines that the reported conduct would not be a violation of the University’s conduct regulations. Once the conduct officer has determined the alleged violations to be resolved through the conduct process, there are two available options from which the student or organization can choose: (1) informal resolution, or (2) formal resolution (investigation and hearing).
If the student or organization agrees that the violation(s) of the conduct regulations cited occurred, they may decide to have the case resolved through the informal process. A student or organization always has the right to refuse the informal process and proceed with a formal hearing. Final resolution of the informal process must meet the following criteria: (1) the conduct officer handling the case and the student or organization agree that informal resolution is a reasonable option given the circumstances; (2) the student or organization must accept responsibility for the violation(s) of the specified conduct regulation(s); (3) the student or organization must agree with the sanctions resulting from the violation(s); (4) if applicable, the victim should agree with the sanctions issued for the violation(s) and may propose sanctions that are reasonable and in accordance with the Code of Conduct. Cases that do not meet all four criteria for the informal resolution will be referred to formal resolution (investigation and hearing).
If the student or organization disputes that a violation of conduct regulations has taken place, rejects the informal resolution, or does not agree with the sanctions resulting from the informal resolution, the case shall be resolved through the formal resolution procedures. University Judiciary, a registered student organization, facilitates the formal hearing process. For more detailed information about the formal resolution process, including information about investigations and hearings, please refer to page 9 of the Code of Conduct.
247 Memorial Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3115
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Office of Student Conduct is located on the 2nd floor of Memorial Hall. It is the white building located next to Sanford Stadium. When visiting our office, check in at room 247 located in the hallway between the Hooper Street and Reed Alley entrances to Memorial Hall.
Report a Potential Conduct Violation
Individuals interested in submitting a report of potential Code of Conduct regulation violations should do so in writing. Reports not submitted in writing will be independently verified prior to beginning a conduct investigation. Reports should be submitted as soon as possible after the alleged violation. For individuals filing a report, a meeting can be arranged with a staff member in the Office of Student Conduct to discuss the conduct process. Reports should be submitted to Rebecca Scarbro, Associate Director for Student Conduct, by calling 706-542-1131 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.