Frequently Asked Questions

Reporting a Concern

How do I refer a student of concern?

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If you are concerned for a student and would like the Dean of Students Office to offer our assistance, please complete this online form.

If I wish to report a suspected ethics and/or compliance violation, how should I proceed?

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For concerns about perceived ethics and compliance violations, a report may be made anonymously to a non-University party by contacting The University of Arizona Ethics and Compliance Hotline at 1-866-364-1908

The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to report perceived illicit or undesirable activities such as:

  • Fraud
  • Waste
  • Abuse
  • Hate crime/bias-related incidents
  • Non-compliance with regulatory requirements

How do I report a suspected incident of hazing?

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To make a complaint about hazing, students can contact the Dean of Students Office, UAPD, or the Hazing Hotline. Violations of this policy by students or student organizations can be reported by filing a Student Code of Conduct complaint with the Dean of Students Office.  A Hazing Hotline has been set up for anyone to anonymously report an incident.  The Hazing Hotline number is (520) 626-HAZE
UA Hazing Policy
Online Student Code of Conduct Complaint Form

How do I report a suspected incident of sexual harassment?

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For all incidents of sexual harassment EXCEPT those in which both parties are students, contact the Office of Institutional Equity for information on resolution of sexual harassment concerns, including complaint options and procedures.

If both the alleged harasser and victim of sexual harassment are students, contact the:
Dean of Students Office
Nugent Building, 1st floor
Phone: (520) 621-7057

How do I report a suspected incident of discrimination and/or harassment?

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Except for incidents where both parties to a claim of alleged discrimination or harassment are students, the Office of Institutional Equity will investigate allegations of violations of this policy and make appropriate recommendations in accordance with its established procedures.

If both the accused and the victim are students, this policy is enforced by the Dean of Students Office.
Contact them at:
Dean of Students Office
Nugent Building, 1st floor
Phone: (520) 621-7057

 

Frequently Asked Question - Parents & Family

How can my student get involved on campus?

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The University of Arizona provides many opportunities for involvement:

What services do you provide for resolving disputes involving UA students

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  • Student Assistance and Accountability provides mediation services in which a neutral mediator facilitates a dialogue between those in conflict. It is ultimately up to the parties involved to reach a mutually agreeable solution. Student Assistance can be reach at the Dean of Students Office, (520) 621-7057

Student Code of Conduct - Parents & Family FAQs

What happens if my son or daughter is charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct?

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The hearing officer in the Dean of Students Office who receives the complaint determines whether to dismiss the complaint or charge the student based on the information provided in the complaint. The hearing officer may gather additional information to make the determination. If a student is charged the following process is observed: Student Code of Conduct Process Flowchart

What can parents do?

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If your student is requesting your assistance with their case, it is important that you refer them to our website and the process so that they know what to expect.   

The student who is charged with the misconduct may be assisted throughout the proceeding by an advisor.

"Advisor" means an individual selected by the student to advise him/her. The advisor may be a faculty or staff member, student, attorney, or other representative of the student.

Please learn more about advisors in the conduct process here.

Please note that if your student choses to include an advisor in the process, the student will need to sign a release of information regarding the case with the Dean of Students Office because all the information involved in the case is considered a part of the students educational record and are protected by FERPA.

Should my student hire an attorney?

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Students charged with misconduct may be assisted throughout the proceeding by an advisor. “Advisor” means an individual selected by the student and may be a faculty or staff member, student, attorney or other representative of the student. If an attorney represents the student, an attorney may also represent the University Representative.

Can my student appeal a disciplinary decision?

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The Student may request a review if the sanctions do not include suspension or expulsion. Requests for Review are only granted if the Dean of Students determines that at least one of the following true:

  1. There is new information which was unavailable at the time of the hearing
  2. Procedures were not followed
  3. The student was deprived of fair process.

If the sanction imposed includes either expulsion, suspension, or degree revocation, the student will be informed of his/her right to request a hearing before a University Hearing Board by filing a written request with the Dean of Students no later than 20 days following the date on the notice.

Student Code of Conduct Process Flowchart

Does the outcome go on my student's record?

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Student Conduct records are kept until the student has graduated or for five (5) years from the semester the violation occurred, whichever comes first.

Student Conduct records relating to Title IX are kept for seven (7) years from the semester the violations occurred

Suspensions and expulsions may be permanently noted on a student’s transcript and these file will be kept permanently by the Dean of Students Office.

This incident happened off campus. Why is the university involved?

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Sanctions may be imposed for acts of misconduct that occur on university property or at any university-sponsored activity. As further prescribed in these rules, off-campus conduct may also be subject to discipline.

I have specific questions about my student's case, who can I talk to?

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If you have talked with your student regarding the case and still have questions you can call the Dean of Students Office at (520) 621-7057 and ask to speak to the conduct officer assigned to your student’s case. Please note that unless your student has signed a release of information specific to the case, our staff will only be able to discuss the process with you and not the specifics of the case. Because we understand that the conduct process may not be familiar to the student we have created this flow chart to illustrate the process:

Student Code of Conduct Process Flowchart