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The Student Conduct Process

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Old Dominion University is committed to fostering an environment that is: safe and secure; inclusive; and conducive to academic inquiry, student engagement and student success.

A community exists on the basis of shared values and principles. At Old Dominion University, student members of the community are expected to uphold and abide by standards of conduct that form the basis of the Code of Student Conduct ("the Code"). These standards are embodied within a set of core values that include integrity, fairness, respect, community, and responsibility.When student members of the community fail to exemplify these values, student conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Code.

All students are expected to assume responsibility for their conduct, and to assume reasonable responsibility for the behavior of others. The student conduct process exists to protect the interests of the community, and to educate and respond to those students whose behavior is not in accordance with our standards.


Student Conduct Process

  1. Information is reported to OSCAI
    1. Incident Reports
    2. Police Reports
    3. Incidents of Concern
  2. OSCAI Director Reviews the Reports (3 Options)
    1. Insufficient Information: Not enough information that is a code violation may have occurred. Report may be retained but is not part of the conduct record.
    2. Hearing (Evaluation for Suspension/Dismissal)
      1. Responsible: Conduct Officer determines the student is responsible. Outcome letter sent to student via ODU email.
      2. Not Responsible: Conduct Officer determines the student is not responsible. Outcome letter sent to student via ODU email.
    3. Conduct Conference
      1. Responsible: Conduct Officer determines the student is responsible. Outcome letter sent to student via ODU email.
      2. Not Responsible: Conduct Officer determines the student is not responsible. Outcome letter sent to student via ODU email.

Student Conduct Resources

Information for Respondents

A respondent is any student or student organization accused of violating the Code of Student Conduct.

Information for Witnesses

If you have been identified as someone with knowledge of a specific incident, you will be asked to attend the hearing.

Conduct Advisors

Conduct advisors are trained members of the ODU community who can assist and support a student through the student conduct process.


Sanctions

Sanctions are developmental tools that enable conduct officers to respond to student's documented misconduct in developmentally appropriate ways.

Appeals

Following a hearing, respondents may appeal the decision in some circumstances. Conduct conferences do not have an appeal process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions from students and visitors regarding student conduct and academic integrity.



Report a Violation

If you need to report an emergency, do not use these forms. Instead, call the Old Dominion University Police at (757) 683-4000, or dial 911. To report a crime anonymously, please visit the ODU Police Report a Crime Webpage .

Report a Student Conduct Violation 

Any person may use this form to report a suspected violation of the Code of Student Conduct. The reporting party must provide their name and incident details.

Report a Housing/Residence Life Incident 

Students or staff of Housing & Residence Life may use this form to report violations of the Code of Student Conduct that occur in housing.

Report an Academic Integrity Violation 

Faculty members who suspect a student may have engaged in an Academic Integrity violation are strongly encouraged to consult with OSCAI staff.