Conduct Holds & Transcript Notations

Conduct Holds


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 prevent a student from registering, withdrawing, graduating, or obtaining a transcript.

 

Transcript Notations

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.

Outcomes that resulted in an expulsion transcript notation are considered permanent and the transcript notation cannot be removed.

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 the student graduates. Students may petition for the removal of an academic integrity transcript notation of suspension after a minimum of seven years.

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. 

Outcomes that resulted in an expulsion transcript notation are considered permanent and the transcript notation cannot be removed.

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.