1. Will parents be notified if their son or daughter
violates university policy?
The University sends written notification to
the parents or guardians of students who are under 21 years old at the time of the decision, when they
have been found responsible for violating the University’s Alcohol
and Other Drug policy. The letter does not include information
from prior incidents or any details about the incident. In order for detailed information
about student conduct incidents to be shared with any third party, a signed Waiver of Confidentiality
from the student is required.
The University does not send written notification to parents or guardians of
students found responsible for violating The Code of Academic Integrity. In order
for detailed information about Academic Integrity incidents to be shared with any
third party, a signed Waiver of Confidentiality from the student is required.
A student conduct hearing is the opportunity for students with student conduct charges
to respond to the written allegations against them and to present evidence
in support of their case.
Student conduct hearings are scheduled with
Hearing Officer(s). Hearing Officers are professional staff at the university. In addition, Student Conduct Associates (graduate and undergraduate students trained by The Center for Student Ethics and Standards) may participate in the hearing.
3. What is in an Academic Integrity Pre-Hearing Meeting?
An Academic Integrity Pre-Hearing Meeting is a meeting between the student and the Coordinator for Academic
Integrity. In these meetings students are asked about the alleged violation and have the opportunity to review
the referral and all supporting documentation submitted to CSES. The Code of Academic Integrity is reviewed
and students are given information about the AI process and options they have to help them decide how they
want to proceed. For more information about the Code of Academic Integrity and the AI process, please see
The Code of Academic Integrity
4. What will it mean if my son or daughter is
suspended or dismissed from the university? Suspension from the University: Suspension is a
separation from the University of Vermont for a specified period of time.
Such a separation prohibits attendance of any classes, social events or
other functions, or visiting University grounds or buildings unless by
written permission from the University.
Dismissal from the University: Dismissal is
a permanent separation from the University of Vermont. Such a separation
prohibits attendance of any classes, social events or other functions,
or visiting University grounds or buildings unless by written permission
from the University.
No, parents cannot be present at hearings or Academic Integrity Pre-Hearing Meetings. Students coming to a student conduct
hearing have the right to bring an advisor with them to the hearing to
provide moral support. An advisor is a member of the University community chosen by a student to provide personal support through the student conduct process. An advisor must have no other role in the hearing, such as a witness, and may not speak or otherwise represent their advisees. Advisors may not be lawyers, although CSES may permit a lawyer as an advisor when related criminal charges are filed and pending.