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CONDUCT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS


The Student Disciplinary Policy is the University’s process in handling allegations of misconduct by UIC students, which addresses both academic and behavioral misconduct. The main purpose of the conduct process is to insure that students receive due process - which means that every student should have a fair opportunity to express their side of the story before any decisions are made about their disciplinary case. The conduct process is designed to be educational in nature.

Accused Students

If you have received notification of a conduct case with the Office of the Dean of Students, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns. Please familiarize yourself with the information below so that you can be as informed and prepared as possible for your hearing or meeting. If you have any questions or concerns after reviewing these materials, please contact us.


Click below to view our complete Student Disciplinary Policy:

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Or, go to the section you need with our Quick Links: .

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As a student going through the conduct process, you have the right to:

  • Be treated with dignity and respect at all times
  • Know the identity of the complainant(s)
  • Receive a copy of the full complaint submitted against you; a letter stating the alleged violations with which you are being charged and the date and time of your hearing or appointment; and a copy of the Student Disciplinary Policy
  • Understand the proceedings and your role within the process
  • Have your hearing or meeting scheduled around your class schedule
  • Receive adequate notice of your hearing or appointment
  • Prompt notification of the outcome in your case
  • Confidentiality of your records
  • View your conduct file in our office
  • Have your conduct file destroyed after five years unless your sanctions include removal from campus

Students whose cases are being processed through a hearing have the following additional right to:

  • Bring legal counsel or an advisor to your hearing (though he or she may not address the hearing panel)
  • Bring any witnesses on your behalf to your hearing
  • Have previous conduct history undisclosed to hearing panel until they reach a decision on the student’s responsibility for the current changes
  • File an appeal to a decision made by a hearing panel
  • Request a copy of the recording of your hearing

Have a question? Not sure what to expect? Check out our FAQ section.

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Student Complainants

As a UIC student, you have the right to file a disciplinary complaint against another student. You also may serve as a witness for a complainant, or for an accused student. Please familiarize yourself with the information below so that you can be as informed and prepared as possible about the conduct process. If you have any questions or concerns, or to file a complaint, please contact us.

Click below to view our complete Student Disciplinary Policy:

OVCSA
Or, go to the section you need with our Quick Links: .

QUICK LINKS

Have a question? Not sure what to expect? Check out our FAQ section.

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Academic Misconduct

When a faculty member wishes to file a complaint of alleged academic dishonesty with the Office of the Dean of Students, there are generally two options available for adjudication:

Academic Liaison Process
For cases involving academic misconduct, the complainant may choose to submit the case to the Academic Liaison process. This process is structured where the student is called in to discuss the case, and they are presented with the complainant's suggested sanction. The student will then choose to accept or decline the sanction. If the student declines, the complainant can withdraw their complaint or resubmit the case to the formal conduct process for a possible hearing. If the student accepts, the matter is resolved without a hearing and all elements of the formal process (i.e. conduct record) still apply.

This option is only available for students who do not have a prior conduct record. Additionally, this process does not address cases where sanctions beyond probation are or may be warranted. Please contact our office for more information.

Formal Academic Process
The complainant may also elect to pursue the formal academic process, in which a Referral Committee will conduct a preliminary review of the incident report and all supporting documents. . Neither the complainant nor the student are present for the review, but the student is given an opportunity to submit a written statement.

The Referral Committee will determine whether the evidence warrants forwarding the matter as a formal conduct case. If the matter is forwarded to a hearing, both the complainant and the student participate by presenting their case, and answering questions from, members of the hearing panel. Hearing panels are comprised of faculty, staff, and student representatives. Additionally, hearing panels are responsible for determining if the student is responsible for the charge(s) and when a student is found responsible, the panel will determine the appropriate sanctions.

Students found responsible for misconduct will have an opportunity to appeal. Once the appeals process has been exhausted, the outcome of the student conduct case becomes final.

To submit a complaint, please complete an Incident Report Form

Guidelines for Academic Integrity
FAQ on Avoiding Plagiarism

Have questions? Contact Us.

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Behavioral Misconduct

When a behavioral complaint is filed against a student, the Office of the Dean of Students will review the information and determine if the evidence warrants one of the following two options:

Administrative Action
Administrative Action will only be considered for minor violations of the Student Disciplinary Policy. This process requires both the complainant and the student to present their case in a meeting with the Dean of Students (or an appropriate designee). The outcome of the meeting will be a determination of responsibility and if appropriate, sanctioning.

Formal Hearing
If a case is sent to a formal hearing, both the complainant and the student will be expected to present their case to a hearing panel. Hearing panels will include faculty, staff and/or student representatives. The outcome of a hearing will be a determination of responsibility and if appropriate, sanctioning. Students have the right to appeal their hearing outcome if they are found responsible. Once the appeals process has been exhausted, hearing panel decisions are considered final.

To submit a complaint, please complete an Incident Report Form

Have questions? Contact Us.

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