Below is a basic overview and definitions related to the process applied when a student is documented in an Incident Report.
The Student Conduct Process
- Complaint filed (for example an incident report or police report).
- Notification letter sent via email to maine.edu gmail account to the accused student detailing the charges and the date, time, and location of their conduct meetings or administrative hearing.
- Individual hearings or meetings take place between the student and an administrator along with any advisor the student wishes to bring to the meetings.
- Outcomes of any hearings, mediations, or informal resolutions emailed to a student’s maine.edu (gmail) account.
- If suspended or dismissed the student will have 7 calendar days to request a Right of Review Hearing.
Administrators Involved in the Conduct Process:
The Conduct Officers hears cases that could have been heard by any of the people below and all remaining alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code.
Resident Directors (RDs):
RDs adjudicate many of the violations that occur inside the residence halls. In order to resolve a violation with a charged student, the student must voluntarily admit violating policy and voluntarily accept an agreed upon sanction(s). If the charged student and the RD cannot come to an agreement on what happened and the appropriate resolution, the case will be adjudicated by a Conduct Officer.
Many cases can be resolved by resolved via informal resolution which requires that the accused student accept responsibility and voluntarily agree to the sanctions. If a case can not be resolved informally then the case will be sent through the Administrative Conduct Process.