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It is important that the information be as clear and detailed as possible. Report on the behaviors you observed or were involved in rather than opinions or assumptions about why a behavior may have occurred. If possible, include the following:
Typically, staff in the Dean of Students Office will:
That depends on the nature of the allegations. In some cases, you may be able to stop the process. In some others, if there is an issue of safety for you or members of the MSU Denver community, the University may have to take action, even if you do not want it to. For more information that may help you decide on what steps you want to take regarding sexual misconduct related to Title IX, visit the Office of Equal Opportunity’s website.
There are two types of resolutions that are determined. The first is called a status resolution, which can range from a warning or probation to suspension or expulsion.
The second type of resolution are educational. These resolutions are designed to help the student move forward successfully by getting connected to resources, addressing the impacts of the incident on others, reflecting or building skills. Educational resolutions may include referrals to the Tutoring Center, Writing Center or Student Care Center; reflection papers or exercises; meeting with Student Conflict Resolution Services for conflict coaching or other supports; or writing a letter of amends.
FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law that provides for the confidentiality of student education records. Education institutions may not disclose information about students nor permit inspection of their records without the student’s permission unless such action is covered by certain exceptions as stipulated in the Act. For more information on FERPA, visit the Registrar’s Office FERPA website. If a third party reached out to the Dean of Students office for a student conduct record, they must go through a record’s request with the Registrar’s Office.
In most cases, conduct violations, resolutions and other outcomes do not appear on academic transcripts.