Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services

Authority

The Vice President for Student Affairs, acting on behalf of the President of Colorado State University, will designate appropriate individuals or entities to administer the University student disciplinary system. The responsibilities of these individuals or entities are briefly defined as follows:

  1. The Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services is designated by the Vice President for Student Affairs and represents the University in student disciplinary matters. As the senior discipline officer, he/she coordinates the entire University student discipline system and reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services serves as a Hearing Officer. Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services monitors student compliance with all discipline conditions and sanctions and maintains all official student disciplinary records.
  2. Hearing Officers are appointed by the Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services and are responsible to the Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services and ultimately the Vice President for Student Affairs. The responsibilities of Hearing Officers include preparing notices of violation, collecting information, conducting administrative discipline hearings, making decisions related to disciplinary outcomes, and performing other functions as required in the discipline process.
  3. University Discipline Panel hears appeals of disciplinary decisions rendered by University Hearing Officers. The appeal can be initiated by the Respondent(s) or the Complainant(s). The Panel consists of ten (10) faculty members and ten (10) students and is chaired by a faculty member, jointly appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Provost and approved by the Faculty Council. The University Discipline Panel will serve as a pool of members of the campus community that can be used to create an Appeal Committee who will consider individual cases of student disciplinary appeals if the Faculty Chairperson grants an appeal. The Appeals Committee shall consist of the Faculty Chair, two (2) additional faculty members and two (2) students, all selected from the University Discipline Panel. The Appeal Committee is chaired by the Faculty Chair or his/her faculty designee from the University Discipline Panel.
  4. Student Conduct Boards may be designated by the Director of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct Services to hear cases involving student organizations or those in which self-governance is appropriate. Examples include, but are not limited to, the Professional Veterinary Medicine Honor Board and the All University Hearing Board.

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