After the period of suspension is up, you may petition the Dean of Students for re-enrollment by completing this form.
It is possible that the alleged Code of Student Conduct violation is also a potential criminal or civil offense. Therefore, it is possible that you may go through two different resolution systems. The resolution to the alleged Code violation will not take the result of any legal proceedings into account. The two processes are completely independent of each other.
A sanction of Suspension or Expulsion will result in a permanent transcript notation. A transcript remark may also accompany a sanction of Probation with Restrictions. Following a Probation with Restrictions, a student may apply to have the transcript remark removed after one full semester.
The investigator’s role is to gather as much relevant information as possible and write a comprehensive report to be reviewed by the Dean of Students. The investigator will ask you questions about your participation in or knowledge about the incident(s) under review and may solicit any documents or supporting evidence you may have. This could include text messages, bank statements, Facebook postings, or other relevant documents.
Information about your hearing/meeting and its result is only shared with other University personnel who need to know. This may include representatives from Residential Life, the Dean of Students, or other parties that may be involved in or impacted by the outcome. We do not share any information with other students (except complainants under certain circumstances).
You may not bring anyone with you to an Administrative Review Meeting. If you are being assisted by an advisor or supported by a friend, they must wait outside the meeting room. If you are a complainant or respondent in an upper-level hearing, you may be assisted by your advisor during the hearing. Any additional support people must wait outside the hearing room.
You do not have to appear at the hearing/review meeting. If you do not appear, a decision about your responsibility and an appropriate community status/accompanying terms will be determined in your absence. The hearing officer/administrative reviewer will make this decision based on the evidence available to them.
If you appear at the hearing/review meeting, you have the right to refrain from providing information that is self-incriminating. However, hearing officers/administrative reviewers are allowed to consider this in their decision-making process.
For Administrative Review Meetings, you may make an appointment with OSCCS to review redacted evidence before your review meeting. You may take handwritten notes but will not be allowed to photograph or photocopy the documents. Please call 401-863-3145 to schedule an appointment to review your review meeting documents.
If you are found responsible for a Code violation, our office will report it if asked. Internal to Brown University, we will share any violations and their resulting outcomes. For external constituents, we only report incidents that resulted in a community status outcome of Probation or above. We will not report any charges for which you were found not responsible, any warning letters, or any No Contact Orders.