Overview of the Process

The following process outlines the general steps a student can expect when involved in the Student Rights and Responsibilities System. Please refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities Procedures for details that may pertain to your individual case.

Student Behavior Concerns

  1. Incident Report submitted to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
  2. The Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities reviews IR, investigates if needed, and determines type of review
    1. Types of Review:
      a. Educational Conversation
      b. Pre-Conduct Meeting
      c. Review Meeting

      1. Written Notification of Review sent electronically to student with all documents pertaining to the incident (Incident Report, witness statements, etc.)
      2. Review Meeting
      3. Written Decision sent electronically to student (includes decision, rationale for decision, sanctions if applicable, and opportunity to request appeal)
      4. Sanctions Completed by student (if sanction is not completed by due date a “hold” will be placed on your student account preventing you from adding or dropping courses or viewing grades)

Academic Dishonesty Concerns

The following process outlines the general steps a student can expect when involved in an Academic Integrity case. Please refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities Procedures for details that may pertain to your individual case.

  1. When an instructor suspects academic dishonesty, they may either: a) meet informally with the student to discuss the incident and resolve the matter, b) meet with the student in the presence of a witness to discuss the incident and resolve the matter, c) refer the incident to the Campus Life Committee to be heard by an Academic Dishonesty Hearing Panel (ADHP) for resolution. An ADHP will be used when there is a prior academic dishonesty violation on the student’s record or when the suspected academic dishonesty includes flagrant behavior.
  2. If the instructor chooses options a. or b. above and the student disagrees with the resolution made by the instructor, the student may request a formal hearing by an ADHP.
  3. If an ADHP is called, the student will receive written notification electronically of the ADHP meeting with all documents pertaining to the incident.
  4. Review Meeting
  5. Written Decision sent electronically to student (includes decision, rationale for decision, sanctions if applicable, and opportunity to request appeal).

Student Rights and Responsibilities and Disability Support Services will work in partnership to provide reasonable accommodations during any SRR processes. If you require assistance or accommodations during this process, please contact the SRR office at srr@plu.edu.

If there are any questions on the process, please contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at srr@plu.edu, or 253-535-7462.

Last Modified: October 31, 2016 at 9:50 pm