Thank you for taking the time to use this reporting tool. So that you understand what happens with the information you provide below you will find an outline of the process.
Please note: All administrative offices will be closed between December 21 until January 4, 2021. Any form submissions during this time will be addressed in the order in which they were received starting on January 4th.
How the Process Works:
Formal Conduct Process
For incident reports to formally be addressed through the UVM Student Conduct process or the Student Organization Misconduct process they must have the following criteria:
- Name and contact information of the person filling out the form
- The address where the incident took place
- The names of the individuals and/or organization involved, if known
- The description of the COVID-19 local and state regulations violations, if present
- The description of the quality-of life violations, if present
The Burlington Police Department sends UVM a weekly list of City COVID-19 and quality-of-life violations where a ticket has been issued. UVM identifies any UVM students involved. Those students automatically go through a Student Conduct process relative to the issued ticket.
Any reports received that do not have sufficient information (as noted above), will be reviewed by the UVM Office of Student and Community Relations:
- For non-egregious and first-time violations: the tenants of the concerning address will receive a letter outlining the concerns and the possible repercussions if the behavior continues
- For egregious violations and repeated violations: the tenants will receive the above-mentioned letter and the property owners of the concerning address will be contacted.
Student Organization Misconduct (Not involving Fraternity and Sorority Life)
For incident reports concerning recognized and unrecognized student organizations, reports will be shared with The Department of Student Life for an appropriate response:
- For non-egregious and first-time violations: Student Life staff will reach out to the organization/team president to share the concerns, and cc the faculty/staff Advisor and appropriate coaches, if applicable to address any inappropriate behavior and outline future expectations.
- For egregious violations and repeated violations: Student Life staff will reach out to the organization/team president, advisor, and coaches, if applicable. Student Life will initiate the Student Organization Misconduct process where clubs and organizations will be investigated and sanctioned if found responsible.
- Student Life will share a summary of reports with the Student Government Association (SGA) Club Affairs Committee for those organizations under their purview to determine if SGA wishes to take more formal action to address the behavior.
- Student Life will share a summary of reports to the Dean of Students for those groups known but not currently recognized.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Organization Misconduct
For incident reports concerning recognized and unrecognized student organizations involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life:
- For non-egregious and first-time violations: Student Life staff will reach out to chapter president to share the concerns and cc Advisor and appropriate Council (IFC or CPH)
- For egregious violations and repeated violations: Student Life staff will reach out to the chapter president, advisor, HQ staff, and Council. Student Life staff will initiate the Student Organization Misconduct process where chapters will be investigated and sanctioned if found responsible.
- Student Life staff will share a summary of reports to each Council periodically.
Where did the incident you are reporting happen?
This includes in residence halls, on university grounds (e.g. - university greens like Redstone, WDW, and other outdoor spaces on campus), or in any of the academic or administrative buildings on campus.