Our process is analogous to a criminal process only in that it affords respondents due process. Otherwise, our process is designed to be as educational as possible and is completely separate from any legal proceedings that may take place off campus. A student who is found responsible through our conduct process may be placed on a community status (probation, etc.) with the University and will likely be assigned one or more educational accompanying terms. The outcome of any hearing will be part of your student’s educational record, but it will not become part of any criminal record unless they are found guilty in a court proceeding. A court proceeding and the University conduct process may happen around the same time, but the two processes are completely separate from each other.