The Student Code of Conduct applies to behavior off campus if it adversely affects the university community, poses a threat to safety of persons or property, or damages the institution's reputation or relationship with the greater community.
The court process and the student conduct process are entirely independent of one another. The court process determines what criminal statutes were violated as well as any penalties. The student conduct process addresses university behavioral expectations, within various areas, for students.
As parents, you have a great opportunity to impact your student's success at this institution and your involvement can be of tremendous influence. You can help to guide your student through the process and be supportive while holding the student accountable to the university's expectations as well as your own. Allow and expect the student to set appointments, attend meetings and fulfill sanctions. It is usually not helpful to the educational development of any student, or resolution of the matter, for you to take over the process from your student.
Parents are notified if you are under 21 and involved in an alcohol and/or drug violation. We notify parents/guardians because they are an important partner in your learning and growth and help you to be a successful student at CU Denver.
A hold will be placed on your student account preventing you from registering until you have completed all sanctions.
For any student receiving a sanction less than suspension or expulsion, notations are not placed on the academic transcripts. If a student is suspended from the university, a notation will be placed in the student's academic transcript for the period of the suspension. If the student is expelled, a notation will remain on the transcript permanently.
According to FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), only the student has access to the conduct record unless there is an immediate threat or danger or there is a legitimate "educational need-to-know". A student must sign a release of information waver to allow anyone else, including parents, to receive information on the conduct record.
A disciplinary record does not automatically exclude a student from further study, jobs, etc. That decision lies with the entity requesting conduct records and usually depends on the type of severity of misconduct in which a student is involved. A disciplinary record may lead an admissions office to more closely scrutinize the student's application. We will only release information about a student's disciplinary record to another school or potential employer as allowed by the records policy, or with the permission of the student.