Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

VIII. Decisions

A Conduct Body weighs information against the standard of “more likely than not” and may come to one of the following decisions for each alleged violation:

RESPONSIBLE: The student, more likely than not, violated university policy.

NOT RESPONSIBLE: The student, more likely than not, did not violate university policy.

INCONCLUSIVE: There is not sufficient information to reach a decision.  If additional information becomes available while the student is enrolled at PLU, then the case may be referred for reconsideration to a Conduct Body.  The Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities determines whether the original Conduct Body is reconvened, or if the case is referred to a new Conduct Body.

Conduct Body decisions generally are made through a review of Incident Reports, individual statements (written and oral), and additional review documents, if applicable.  A student’s previous conduct history also may be reviewed, where in PLU’s discretion it is deemed relevant.

Both Complainants and Respondents will be advised concurrently of the outcome of any review meeting where violation of the Sexual Misconduct policy is alleged.  The notification will state whether or not the Respondent is Responsible for violation of the policy, Complainants will be notified of any sanction imposed that “relates directly” to the Complainant, such as no-contact orders, etc.

Last Modified: July 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM