Student Conduct

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University Conduct System

The University Conduct System at the University of Rhode Island is designed to hold students accountable for maintaining the standards of conduct of the URI community. For more detailed information about specific conduct policies and procedures, please refer to the URI Student Handbook or call the Dean of Students Office.

    • Students have the right to freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom of inquiry and peaceful assembly.
    • Students have the right to respect and human dignity, and to a learning environment free of disruption and intimidation.
    • Students have the right to freedom from harassment, hazing, and any form of illegal discrimination.
    • Students have the right to respect for their property.
    • Students have the right to redress through a grievance procedure.
    • Students have the right to personal privacy and protection against improper disclosure.
    • Students have the right to be represented in university decision-making and policy-forming bodies and the right to be duly informed of proposed changes to student responsibilities and academic policies.
    • Students have the right to know grading criteria and to know graduation rates.
    • Students have the right to know statistics concerning crime on and around campus.
    • Students have the right to consult with the attorney hired by the Student Senate to provide legal advice but who will not serve as legal representation in student conduct cases.
    • A charge student has the right to have complaints brought against them within 60 days of the incident. Time extensions may be made by the Dean of Students.
    • A charged student has the right to procedural due process as outlined in the Student Handbook.
    • A charged student has the right to have the hearing process explained by a conduct administrator.
    • A charged student may have a Conduct Advisor during all phases of the University Student Conduct System. The Conduct Advisor’s role is passive, there to provide guidance and support but does not actively participate in the University Student Conduct System.
    • A charged student has the right to request mediation however, mediation may not be available in all cases.
    • A charged student has the right to be notified in writing of all charges.
    • A charged student has the right to accept or deny responsibility.
    • A charged student has the right to request a hearing option according to the Student Handbook procedures.
    • A charged student has the right to present witnesses as described in the relevant Student Handbook provisions.
    • A charged student has the right to submit oral or written statements on their behalf.
    • A charged student has the right to question and challenge information presented against them.
    • A charged student has the responsibility to present a list of witnesses for a hearing at least 2 days before the hearing, (1 day for character witnesses).
    • A charged student has the responsibility to be cooperative, respectful, and truthful in all interactions with the hearing officer or the hearing panel.
    • A charged student has the right to appeal the decision of the hearing panel or hearing officer as explained in the student handbook.
    • A charged student has the right to be informed of the outcome of the hearing
    • An individual from the University community with a complaint against another student should bring the issue to a conduct administrator within 30 days of the incident. In extenuating and serious circumstances, time extensions may be made by the Dean of Students.
    • A student with a complaint has the right to request mediation however, mediation may not be available in all cases.
    • A student with a complaint, who indicates that a crime of violence has occurred, has the right to know the outcome of the case.
    • A student with a complaint or a witness has the right to have the hearing process explained by a conduct administrator.
    • A student with a complaint may have a Conduct Advisor during all phases of the University Student Conduct System. The Conduct Advisor’s role is passive, there to provide guidance and support but does not actively participate in the University Student Conduct System.
    • A student with a complaint has the right to submit a victim impact statement, verbally or in writing, to the hearing panel or hearing officer determining the sanction.
    • A student with a complaint has the right to have their past, unrelated behavior excluded from the hearing on the facts of the case.
    • A student with a complaint has the right to request a change of on-campus residence, if needed.
    • A student with a complaint has the right to present witnesses to the hearing panel or hearing officer.
    • A student with a complaint has the responsibility to be cooperative, respectful, and truthful in all interactions with hearing panel or hearing officer.
    • A student with a complaint has the responsibility to provide the hearing officer or board advisor with the names of witnesses and any documentation necessary to the case.
    • A student with a complaint has the right to request to participate in a hearing through alternative video conferencing.
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