As a reminder, for either academic or behavioral conduct transcript notations, if a student is granted a removal of the transcript notation, the student may still need to disclose information regarding their conduct record to a third party, including but not limited to, a potential employer, a professional governing body (ex. a Bar or Medical Board), or another university through an admissions process.
The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities may place a hold on student’s university record while conduct proceedings are under investigation, pending, or sanctions are incomplete, or in accordance with other university policies. A conduct hold may prevents a student from registering, withdrawing, graduating, or obtaining a transcript.
Behavioral conduct action
A notation of behavioral conduct action will be made on an academic transcript whenever a student is expelled or suspended, or in accordance with university policies or applicable laws.
Students may petition for removal of the notation of suspension no sooner than three years from the finding of fact for the case. Such petitions may be granted at the discretion of the Director of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities or designee. Factors to be considered in reviewing petitions for notation removal include the current demeanor of the student, the student’s conduct subsequent to the violation, and the nature of the violation, including the damage, injury, or harm.
Academic conduct action
A notation of academic conduct action will be made on an academic transcript whenever the sanction includes failure of the course, is independently sanctioned, or results in suspension or expulsion. Students may petition for the removal of an academic integrity transcript notation for a case that resulted in a “Failure of the Course” after a minimum period of two years. Students may petition for the removal of an academic integrity transcript notation of suspension or expulsion after a minimum of three years. Such petitions should be submitted to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and addressed to Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
A petition to remove an academic integrity transcript notation is discretionary and is not automatically granted; a student submitting a request should provide a thorough explanation of the reasons they believe that removal of the notation is warranted.
Please note that if the removal of an academic integrity transcript notation is granted, Student Rights and Responsibilities may permanently retain the record in accordance with university policy.
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