Skip to main content

Programs

Diversion Programs

There are two types of diversion programs offered to students who choose to participate. These programs are offered as a courtesy students and are intended to provide certain types of offenses with an educational intervention without the student incurring a conduct record reflecting a violation. The student must be invited to participate in one of these programs. Invitations to diversion programs are offered in cases where the content of the original report meets the criteria for the program, and the hearing officer feels that if the behavior occurred, it could be best remediated with education on the expectations of living in a university community.

Students whose cases meet the criteria to participate in one of the two programs are offered the opportunity to have the adjudication of the case withheld as long as they complete the program as specified. The offer comes with an expiration date, and the same program is not offered a second time during the student’s tenure at the University. Students who do not attend/participate as directed after choosing to attend a diversion program will be forwarded through the Student Conduct System and will not be given a second opportunity to attend the program. The University is not obligated to offer diversion to any particular case and has the right to determine if a situation meets the criteria of a diversion program.

The Opt-In Program is an alternative to the Student Conduct System for first-time incidents of a minor nature. The two-and-a-half-hour program has limited seating, so the student should plan to arrive on time. The program covers the Student Conduct System, the Code of Conduct, and alcohol education, regardless of the reported behavior.

To receive an invitation to participate in the Opt-In Program, the original report must meet the following criteria:
a. It must be the first time the student has been reported for a possible violation of the Code of Conduct.
b. The report cannot include direct possession of alcohol or any descriptors that indicate underage alcohol consumption (e.g., slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, strong smell of alcohol on or about the person, vomiting, erratic behavior or difficulty following or keeping up with conversations).
c. Accused violations must be of a minor nature and cannot involve a complainant, a victim or behavior that the University has determined to be egregious.

Requirements: Students who are invited and choose to attend the program must:
a. Respond to their notification of possible violation by indicating they would like to choose to participate in the program rather than have the case resolved in the Student Conduct System.
b. Follow the instructions for signing up and attending the program dates offered.
c. Arrive on time and stay for the duration of the program.
d. Show their student ID, sign in and complete all associated paperwork upon arrival.
e. Fully participate while in attendance

The invitation to attend the Opt-In Program expires, as indicated in the student’s notification or invitation. Failure to attend (even with good reason) will push the
case back to the Student Conduct System.


The Blueprint Program is another alternative to the Student Conduct System for cases the Director of CS&C determines to have a higher educational impact through mediation, community restoration initiatives, behavioral counseling services, or restorative justice programs. This program comes as an invitation in cases where the original report to CS&C met the criteria for participation and was approved by the Director of CS&C.

In order to be invited to participate in the Blueprint Program, the original report must meet the following criteria and be approved by the Director of CS&C:
a. It must be the first report for a like circumstance for the student invited.
b. The report cannot include accusations of harm to another person(s), arson, hazing, possession of firearms or acts of sexual violence.
c. The report/case must include at least one of the following elements:
i. Relationship dispute (nonviolent, non-abusive).
ii. Disorderly behavior involving self-harm or threat to self.
iii. Solicitation/commercial activity.
iv. Unauthorized access.
v. Bias-related comments.
vi. Unforeseeable health-related issue.
vii. Contract-related compliance.
viii. Postponed or delayed action.
ix. University Process Abuse.
x. Sexual harassment or discrimination when approved by the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator/Equity Compliance Officer.
xi. General acts of incivility that are outside the expectations of living in community at UD.
xii. Directive from the Dean of Students where confidentiality applies.

Requirements 
Students who are invited and choose to participate in the Blueprint Program must:
a. Respond to the notice of possible violation or invitation by indicating they would like to attend an intake Blueprint meeting to discuss the parameters of the program within the time allotted. This invitation may come via email, in writing or in person.
b. Agree to the terms set forth in the intake Blueprint meeting to participate in the program, rather than have the case resolved in the Student Conduct System.
c. Follow instructions for the action steps in the program. These steps can range from restitution to ongoing follow-up meetings, depending on the specific case.
d. Complete all expectations set forth in the original intake agreement.
The invitation to attend the Blueprint Program expires as indicated in the student’s invitation or notice of possible violation. Failure to attend or complete requirements (even with good reason) will push the case back to the Student Conduct System.


Restoration Programs

CS&C hosts several Restoration Programs designed to allow students to participate in a program that will mitigate some of the lasting effects of a Code of Conduct violation. For information about Restoration Programs, contact CSC by email at csc@udayton.edu or by phone at 937-229-4627. The office is located in Gosiger Hall, Room 227.

This program is designed to help students mitigate the length of a yearlong University disciplinary probation. Participation in Stamp is a choice, not a requirement. Students will return to good disciplinary standing with UD upon completion of all requirements of the program, which must be reviewed and approved. In order to participate in the Stamp Program, the student must have completed no less than six months of the probationary period. For students who have been placed on an extended probation, the criteria time is also extended. Students are not eligible to participate in Stamp in cases that involve acts of violence (physical abuse) or violations of the Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy managed by the Equity and Compliance Office. Additionally, the UHB, the Associate Dean of Students, or the Director of CS&C have the authority to disallow participation in the program. Interested students should email csc@udayton.edu to learn more.

This program allows a student to have their student conduct record become non-reportable. This means that the University will maintain the record as required by law or other compliance requirements, but it will be kept for internal purposes only. When requested to provide a student conduct record to outside parties (e.g., graduate schools, employers), the CS&C response would be No Reportable Record. The record in question cannot contain any cases that ended in Suspension or Expulsion. The record cannot include any case where a victim was notified of the outcome (physical abuse, Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment cases) and the student making the request must complete all portions of the Shield Program to the approval of the Director of CS&C. Any student who has a violation following the approval of the Shield Program will nullify participation, and the record will return to a Reportable status. The Shield Program is not repeatable; therefore, a student cannot participate again if there is a violation and the process was nullified. Interested students should email csc@udayton.edu to learn more.

When the Dean of Students office becomes aware of behavior that is not reflective of the University’s standards, the concern will be addressed with a Civility Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss with the student what happened and to share concern over any behavior that is not reflective of
our Catholic and Marianist values or academic mission. The behavior in question may or may not be a direct violation of the Code of Conduct. The Associate Dean of Students or his/her designee determines the cases and scenarios that are to be resolved by a Civility Meeting. These meetings are documented as having occurred along with a summary of the conversation. This documentation is not a reportable part of the student’s record or history, but it can be used internally to track a pattern of behavior.

Through storytelling and open ended questions, students, faculty and staff share their understanding and their beliefs concerning the UD community. This circle discussion is an exploration into how different people within the community view the celebrations and concerns within our daily interactions on campus. The circle includes topics such as how we support one another, how alcohol impacts our lives, the culture of the campus community, the student neighborhoods and more. Interested students should email csc@udayton.edu to learn more.

A program built specifically for our students returning from suspension in order to reintegrate into the larger community at UD upon their return. This focuses on repairing harm and providing support to the returning student.

CONTACT

Community Standards and Civility

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0964
937-229-4627
Email