Student Conduct Process

Our Conduct Process

Step 1: Report ReceivedStep 2: Meeting with UsStep 3: Decision MadeStep 4: Post-Decision Actions

The Office of Student Accountability & Support receives reports from multiple offices, including the University of Missouri Police Department and the Department of Residential Life. Members of the community may also submit reports of misconduct through the incident report form.

If it is alleged that you have violated university policy we will send you a notice letter, detailing how to schedule a meeting with our office to discuss the allegation. Failure to resolve the matter with our office after we send the notice letter, could result in a registration hold preventing enrollment

Schedule a meeting with us via MU Connect.

  • Click on “My Success Network,” type “Accountability” in the search bar, click on “Office of Student Accountability & Support.”
  • Scroll down to find members to make an appointment.
  • Click schedule appointment links to view calendars and schedule a date and time for your meeting.
  • Once you schedule your meeting, you will receive a confirmation email.

Attend your meeting with us.

  • This meeting will allow you the opportunity to present information regarding this incident and will allow us to assess your compliance with the university’s Code of Conduct.  
  • You may bring a person with you to advise you through the process. Your advisor cannot speak for you but can whisper or write notes to you.

If you don’t schedule a meeting within five business days of receiving your letter, we will make a decision without your input. This may include sanctions, which may range from a warning to expulsion from the university. In addition, a hold may be placed on your student account preventing all registration functions.

Student Accountability & Support will make a decision and send you a letter via email. Please follow the instructions in the letter.

If you are found responsible for violations of the Standard of Conduct …

… You may accept the finding.

  • Reply to Student Accountability & Support within five business days.
  • Pay your judicial fee within two weeks or it will be assessed on your student account.
  • Complete your sanctions and submit them to us by the date in your decision letter. Overdue sanctions are subject to further charges.
  • We will review and approve your sanctions, send you a confirmation email, and lift the judicial hold on your account.

… You may reject the finding.

  • Reply to Student Accountability & Support within five business days.
  • We will schedule a do-not-accept meeting with you to explain the formal hearing process.
  • We will schedule a hearing with the Chancellor’s Committee on Student Conduct.
  • You will receive a notice of disciplinary charges and hearing letter via email and certified mail at your active address listed in MyZou. This step may take place before we schedule your hearing.
  • The hearing panel will follow the procedures described in the Collected Rules and Regulations 200.020 (3).
  • The hearing panel will make a decision and send a decision letter to you via email and certified mail.
  • You will be charged a $125 judicial fee, which helps to offset costs associated with the handling of student conduct cases without penalizing students who do not come into contact with Student Accountability & Support. This charge can be paid with cash or check; checks should be made out to University of Missouri. If you do not pay within two weeks of the date of the notice of disciplinary charges and hearing, your student account will be charged.

If you accept the decision …

  • Reply to Student Accountability & Support within five business days.
  • Pay your judicial fee within two weeks or it will be assessed on your student account.
  • Complete your sanctions and submit them to us by the date in your decision letter. Overdue sanctions are subject to further charges.
  • We will review and approve your sanctions, send you a confirmation email, and lift the judicial hold on your account.

If you appeal the decision …

  • You have the right to appeal or petition for review per the Collected Rules and Regulations 200.020.
  • To appeal or petition for review, follow the instructions in the decision letter and detail your reason in writing to the Dean of Students within the allotted time.
  • The Dean of Students’ office will send you a letter regarding the final decision of your appeal.
  • Once the submitted sanctions have been reviewed and approved, you will receive a confirmation email and the judicial hold on your account will be removed.

Questions About the Process?