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Residential Student Conduct


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.

Process Flow Chart
Conduct Advisor Form
Third Party Release Form
Appeal Form

Sanction Resources
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.

  • Go to 
  • Click on "find a sign up" in the top bar
  • Search by the sign up creator's e-mail (
  • Enter the captcha phrase and click "search"
  • You will be prompted for an access code (7414)
  • Select the Community Standards Workshop
  • Choose which Workshop date you would like to attend
  • Click "submit and sign up"
  • Enter your name and e-mail address and click "sign up now"
  • You should see a confirmation message

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. All appeals must be submitted 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 online appeal form. Once your appeal has been received and processed you will receive communication from the Office regarding the status of your appeal.

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.

Release to Third Party for Conduct

Residential Conduct Committee (RCC)

The Residential Conduct Committee 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 halls and host programs for students living in the campus community. Students who serve on the Committee receive community service hours and gain leadership experience.

Incident Reporting

To report a conduct incident to the University complete the Conduct Incident Reporting Form. All submissions will be reviewed and processed according to the Student Code of Conduct. If you have any questions regarding filing an incident report, please contact The Office of Student Conduct at (239) 590-7900.