The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities strives to treat students and student organizations in a consistent and fair manner while respecting their rights and responsibilities as members of the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus community. We are committed to balancing the interest of the individual student or student organization with the needs of the community at large. Our goal is to protect the integrity of Arizona State University and to uphold our institutional values.
Student Rights & Responsibilities staff is responsible for administering the campus conduct process and upholding community standards as set forth by Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) in The Student Code of Conduct. The Code is designed to balance the rights and needs of the individual with the responsibility of the individual to meet the needs of the community. Staff reviews allegations of student misconduct and determines whether a potential violation might have occurred. To view the Student Code of Conduct go to:http://www.abor.asu.edu/1_the_regents/policymanual/chap5/chapter_v.htm#C.%20CODE%20OF%20CONDUCT
If it is determined that a student organization may have violated the Student Code of Conduct or other applicable ASU policies our staff will initiate the conduct process as defined in Student Disciplinary Procedures. If upon completion of the process, a student or student organization is found responsible for a violation appropriate sanctions will be imposed.
Our office accepts information and/or reports from students, faculty, staff, or other persons who believe that the behavior of an ASU Downtown Phoenix campus student or a student organization is not aligned with community standards.
Reports may be filed by completing a Campus Community Incident Report and submitting via email firstname.lastname@example.org or completed form may be dropped off during office hours. The Campus Community Incident Report is available at campus.asu.edu/files/incident-report.pdf In addition, individuals may contact us via telephone at 602-496-4111 to schedule an appointment. Student Rights & Responsibilities reserves the right to determine that police reports, applicable newspaper articles, or other forms of documentation can constitute an incident report for purposes of initiating review under the
ABOR Student Code of Conduct.
The ASU Student Code of Conduct “…sets forth the standards of conduct expected of students who choose to join the university community.” It is expected that all ASU students engage in reasonable/responsible behavior while on campus. Residence hall students who violate the Student Code of Conduct within the residence halls will be subject to behavior education sanctions will be referred to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities. Please note that within The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, “…disciplinary records of students found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct shall be retained for seven years from the semester of the determination or until graduation records are posted, whichever occurs first. However, disciplinary records may be retained for a longer period, or permanently, if so specified in the sanctions applied.”
Residence hall students are encouraged to report violations to Community Assistants and/or Taylor Place Coordinators. Non-resident students are encouraged to report complaints to the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities. Please contact Student Rights & Responsibilities with questions at email@example.com or stop by the Post Office Suite 247.
Goals of the Student Conduct Process
Administrative Meeting Process for Alleged Violations of University Housing Policies
Students will be contacted by one of the Taylor Place Coordinators via letter regarding the alleged violations. Students will be provided the opportunity to meet with the Coordinator to explain his/her account of the incident in question. The Coordinator will review the student’s rights in the process and review the policies and allegations of misconduct.
At the close of the meeting, the Coordinator will make a decision as to the resident’s involvement in the incident. If the student is found responsible for University Housing policy violation(s) the Coordinator may impose educational sanctions. The student will be notified in writing regarding the outcome of this meeting once the Coordinator has had the opportunity to meet with all individuals involved in the incident. If the Coordinator is unable to render a decision about the allegation(s), a second meeting will be arranged.
Refusal by a student to meet with the Coordinator and/or Office of Rights and Responsibilities may result in more serious consequences.
Administrative Meeting Process for Incidents that Involve Alleged Violations of the Student Code of Conduct, University Housing Policies and/or other University Policies
Students will be contacted by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities via letter regarding the alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct and/or University Housing Policies. Students will be provided the opportunity to meet with a staff member to explain his/her account of the incident in question. The staff member will review the student’s rights in the process, explain the Code of Conduct process, and review the allegations of misconduct. At the close of the meeting, the Rights & Responsibilities staff member(s) will make a decision as to the student’s involvement in the incident. If the student is found responsible for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or other ASU Policies educational sanctions may be imposed. If the Student Rights & Responsibilities staff member is unable to render a decision about the allegation(s), a second meeting may be arranged.
A “sanction” is a formal consequence for an inappropriate behavior. Sanctions may vary depending on mitigating circumstances and the resident’s conduct history. Sanctions for violations of Code of Conduct, University Housing or other university policies may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: educational assignments and or projects; community service; financial restitution; probation; relocation (with loss of visitation privileges in the hall where the violation(s) occurred); referral by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities; removal from residential housing facilities; and denial of future Residential Living License Agreements on any ASU campus. If placed on probation, additional policy violations may result in termination of the license agreement (without refund) and removal from Taylor Place. Sanctions assigned for a violation of the Student Code of Conduct are identified in the Student Code of Conduct.