Rights and Responsibilities

Student Code of Conduct 

All student complainants and respondents are provided the following rights and responsibilities throughout the University student conduct process:

  1. The right to receive written notification of any alleged violation via official forms of University communication (i.e., VCU email).
  2. The right to know the source of any allegation.
  3. The right to know the specific alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  4. The right to know any sanctions that may be imposed by the University if found responsible for specific violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
  5. The right to present their own information.
  6. The right to be accompanied by an adviser of their choice and at their own expense during the University student conduct process for advisory purposes only. Advisers are not permitted to speak or to participate directly in the University student conduct process unless authorized by the Student Conduct Administrator. When selecting an adviser, students should be cognizant of any scheduled meetings or hearings. Delays in the University student conduct process will not be allowed due to the scheduling conflicts of an adviser.
  7. The right to have the opportunity to respond to any allegation and provide witnesses and/or pertinent additional information.
  8. The right to refrain from making any statement concerning alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
  9. The right to know that any statements made by the Complainant and/or respondent can be used during the University student conduct process.

 

 

 

 

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