Frequently Asked Questions
If I am being charged
with a violation, what will happen next?
You will receive a letter from a staff member asking you to
make an appointment or assigning you a time to meet with the Hearing
Officer. The letter will also
describe any charges. It is
important to make an appointment and attend it. Ignoring the situation will not make the matter go away. For more information about the conduct process, please check out this resource.
I received a letter
from my hall director about my hearing.
What should I do now?
If you receive a letter, contact the staff member back and
schedule an appointment by the deadline stated in the letter.
What do I need to do
to prepare for my hearing?
Review The Citizen and your rights during a hearing.
What will happen
during my hearing?
During the meeting, the hearing officer will review The
Citizen, discuss the conduct process including how we receive reports and
resolution options, and provide an opportunity to share additional information
regarding the incident. At the
conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer will make a decision.
What if I decide not to show up for my meeting with my hearing officer?
A new case will be opened for the charge of non-compliance and higher
sanctions will most likely occur.
What if I was not
aware of a rule and didn't know I was breaking it?
Lack of knowledge or awareness of a policy is not an excuse for misconduct.
Every student is responsible for knowing the policies and regulations of St.
organizations expected to comply with The Citizen?
Yes, all students enrolled at the college are expected to adhere to the policies written in The Citizen.
sanctions appear on my academic transcript?
No, disciplinary sanctions will not appear on your academic transcript.
Where is the Office
of Prevention Education and Student Judicial Affairs located?
The Office is located on the first floor of Todd Wehr Hall
next to Financial Aid and the Registrar.
Will anyone ever
request to see my conduct record?
The Office processes Dean’s Certification requests which are
required of some professional schools (law, medicine, pharmacy, etc), graduate
schools, undergraduate schools for transferring students, and/or other academic
programs such as study abroad. Dean's Certification provides information that
verifies a student’s conduct record (or lack thereof) and/or academic record at
St. Norbert College.
Where can I get a FERPA release form so my parents can talk about my case with you?
The FERPA Authorization Form is located on the Office's website on the home screen. You can also get a copy of the form from your hall director or REH Main Office located in Todd Wehr Hall 111. This form is only valid for six months and a new one will need to be completed if the date of your signature has expired.