Guide to the Student Conduct Process

This guide has been provided to you because you have been documented for an alleged violation of the University Housing policy and/or the Towson University Code of Student Conduct. Please read this document carefully, as it will describe our conduct process for policy violations.

  1. Your Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) or Assistant Coordinator (AC) will typically send you an email within two (2) business days of receiving the incident report, requesting your presence to discuss the matter further.

  2. During the student conduct meeting (SCM) you will have an opportunity to discuss the facts surrounding the incident, the circumstances involved, the alleged policy violation(s), and if found responsible, the range of possible sanction(s). You will be asked if you accept or do not accept responsibility for the alleged policy violation(s) and to provide a written statement responding to the allegation(s) against you.

  3. Typically within three (3) business days after your meeting a sanction letter will be sent documenting the details of this meeting and letting you know the final outcome. Appeal information will be included in your letter.

  4. Upon receipt of your letter, it becomes your responsibility to complete all sanctions in a satisfactory manner by the designated deadline stated. If you are found not responsible, a letter will also be sent and no further action will be needed.

The following are possible sanctions (though not inclusive) that are assigned for violations of University Housing policy:

  1. Written Warning Letter serves as a notice that you have been informed about University policies.

  2. Educational Sanctions can include activities such as a paper, programming effort, or a bulletin board.

  3. Community Service requires you to perform a certain number of hours of service to be verified by your RLC/AC.

  4. Residence Life Probation you are placed on notice that future violations of Housing Policies may result in more significant disciplinary action.

  5. Relocation requires you to move to a different floor or building.

  6. Recommended Removal from Housing.

  7. Housing Ineligible List you will not be allowed to return to housing the following academic or calendar year.

  8. Student Conduct Referral your incident will be forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education as a result of a violation of the University Code of Conduct and you will be subject to additional sanction(s) issued by that office.
All students have a right under specific circumstances to appeal. In order to appeal a decision, one of the following must have occurred: (a) a flaw in the student's right of due process; (b) evident bias in the decision of the individual conducting an informal investigation; (c) inconsistent or overly severe sanction imposed; or (d) insufficient consideration of all aspects of the situation. All appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Housing & Residence Life West Village Commons) within seven business days of the date of your sanction letter. Address appeal letter to: Ron Butler, Director - Residence Life /Housing & Residence Life / 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252.

Please note that if you accepted responsibility or are found responsible for a violation of a policy that falls under the Towson University Code of Student Conduct, the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education will contact you via email regarding any additional action. . The Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education will either require a meeting with you, or assign additional sanctions (as appropriate).

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact your RLC. You can also contact the Housing & Residence Life Office at (410) 704-2516 or the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education at (410) 704-2057.

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