Phone: (239) 590-1700
Fax: (239) 590-1702
Residential Conduct Council (RCC)
The Residential Conduct Council is a panel of students who are chosen to be a formal hearing body for students going through the conduct process. The RCC hears cases that occur within the residence hals and host programs for students living in the campus community. Students who serve on the Council receive community service hours and gain leadership experience. The council meets every Monday and Thursday. The RCC is currently recruiting members. A position description for RCC members is available here.
Residential Student Conduct
The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to creating a campus community that is safe and conducive to a student’s academic success and expects all residents who reside and visit the residence halls to abide by the policies set forth in the Student Code of Conduct and the Community Guidebook. All students who have an alleged violation of a University and/or Housing policy are afforded due process rights and have an opportunity for their case to be heard by a University administrator or a student panel. If you have questions about the conduct process, contact Heather Kloeker, Coordinator of Residential Student Conduct at 239-590-7414.
For students who have been found responsible and need to complete sanctions, all sanction resources are listed below: Please refer to your outcome letter to determine which resources are appropriate.
1. Community Standards Workshop
The Community Standards Workshop is a two-hour workshop hosted by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. You are required to read the article Characteristics of a Community of Learning before attending the Workshop. The article can be found here. You will need to attend and actively participate in all sections of the workshop, as well as complete the post-workshop reflection paper and assessment. The sanction will not be considered complete until both the paper and assessment have been completed.
You will need to sign-up in advance for a workshop by following the below steps. Workshops fill up quickly so do not wait to register.
Contact Heather Kloeker at 239-590-7414 if none of the available sessions work with your class schedule.
2. Counseling Assessment
a. Information and Attendance Policy for Mandated Assessment
b. Mandatory Assessment Cashier Form (Alcohol, Marijuana or both)
c. Consent for Referral for Mandated Assessment
3. My Student Body
4. Restorative Service Hours
For students who wish to appeal their outcome(s) and/or sanction(s) of their conduct hearing, the Office of Housing and Residence Life provides an appeal process. The Coordinator of Residential Student Conduct must receive all appeals within three (3) class days from the date on the outcome letter. In order for an appeal to be considered, the reasoning for the appeal must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Due process errors including the University’s failure to provide the student with notice or an opportunity to be heard;
2. The sanction(s) is (are) extraordinarily severe in relation to the offense committed; or
3. New information can be provided that was not available at the time of the original proceeding.
To submit an appeal, please fill out the appeal form and submit it to Heather Kloeker, Coordinator of Residential Student Conduct via email at email@example.com or submit a hard copy to the Office of Housing and Residence Life located on the 1st floor of the Commons.
Third Party Release
For students who wish to have the information in their conduct file shared with a third party, a release waiver must be signed. According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a student’s educational record becomes their own upon reaching the age of 18, or when a student enters an institute of higher education. In order for conduct information to be shared with any third parties, the student must complete a release waiver and designate the specific parties who the student wishes the information to be shared with. Upon signing a release waiver, the student has the right to rescind the release waiver at any time.