The Student Conduct process is designed to:
- assist in the development and education of students
- promote mutual respect within the University community
- contribute to maintaining a safe campus environment
- provide a process for tracking repeated incidents of student code violation
The vast majority of issues can be resolved at an informal level. Informal resolution of grievances is strongly encouraged. If satisfactory resolution is not achieved through informal means a more formal process may be pursued. Informal or formal resolution may be sought through the academic department or college, the Dean of Students Office, or the Due Process Officer.
Students should be aware that if they are interviewed regarding allegations that they have violated the student code, they are allowed to bring an advisor, who may be an attorney, with them. The advisor may not actively participate unless a formal hearing is held, but may consult with the student throughout the process. The University wants to make sure all parties are treated fairly and abides by Board of Regents R256 in student disciplinary processes.
To efficiently address the wide variety of issues arising on a university campus, Student Conduct is divided into two areas of focus:
Student Behavioral Issues
Contact: Dean of Students
Dr. Jeffrey J. Hurst
Examples: Behavioral issues, harassment, disruption of teaching, alcohol violations.
Contact: WSU Due Process Officer
Dr. Hal Crimmel
Examples: Cheating, plagiarism, course requirement, and grade disputes.
Partnering for Student Success
The Office of the Dean of Students is eager to assist students, faculty, and staff with any questions or concerns regarding Student Judicial Affairs.