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Please contact our office should you not find the following resources meet your needs. Additional information can be found on our Commonly Asked Questions page.

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The University encourages students to seek medical attention for themselves and others when needed and recognizes that the potential for disciplinary action may be a barrier to seeking medical assistance for issues involving the use of alcohol or drugs. It is for this reason that CS&C offers medical amnesty through participation in a diversion program (known as the Blueprint Program.)

Students who gain access to medical attention due to peer intervention will qualify for medical amnesty. Additionally, the caller will not be documented for simple alcohol/drug violations that become known to authorities as a result of the call for assistance. In cases where the student calls for themselves, they will be documented and remain qualified for the amnesty program. Provided the student requiring medical attention agrees to participate in the Blueprint Program, medical amnesty will shield the incident from disciplinary action. Additionally, in these circumstances, students who are on, or have been on, university disciplinary probation for alcohol- or drug-related issues will be protected from the consequences of suspension or expulsion within reason. 

It should be noted that a history of alcohol- or drug-related medical transports remains of concern to the University. Any student who becomes a danger to themselves with regard to the use and abuse of these substances may require ongoing medical attention and could disqualify themselves from amnesty for habitual medical transport. Lastly, medical amnesty was created with the safety and security of the student community in mind. Any case where the drug in use or the behaviors surrounding the incident cause heightened safety concerns may be referred by the Director of CS&C to the Dean of Student’s Office in addition to the processes indicated in student standards of behavior and code of conduct.  


Students are assigned a conduct adviser as part of their Behavioral Resolution Meeting when the case is sent to an Accountability Hearing or the student is appealing a Suspension/Expulsion issued in a Behavioral Resolution Meeting. Conduct  advisers are volunteers who assist students in preparing for their hearing. Students are not required to utilize a conduct adviser. If you would like to request a conduct adviser other than the one assigned to you contact the Office of Community Standards & Civility at 937-229-4627.


The Office of Community Standards and Civility reaches out to parents in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

It is the practice of Community Standards and Civility to reach out to parents in cases where their son or daughter has been placed on University Disciplinary Probation as a response to a violation of the Alcohol or Drug code(s).  This contact is permitted by FERPA and is intended as a means to partner with parents.  This outreach comes in the form of a letter that is mailed to the parental/guardian address provided in the University's student information system.

Outside of this outreach, the office does not pursue parent/guardian contact concerning disciplinary matters. However, every student who attends a Behavioral Resolution Meeting is asked if they would like to have the information released to their parents should their parents inquire. Parents who would like to discuss their student's record can call the office.  The staff will review the file to ensure the record has been released and will address concerns accordingly.  Regardless of a release the staff can speak in general terms concerning the student conduct system and standard procedures.

Students can complete the FERPA form by following this link: https://porches.udayton.edu/group/fss/ferpa-release


Programs

The Opt-In Program is an alternative to the Student Conduct System for first-time incidents of a minor nature. 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 be the first time the student has been reported for a possible violation of the Code of Conduct, the report cannot include direct possession of alcohol or any descriptors that indicate underage alcohol consumption, and the aaccused violations must be of a minor nature (cannot involve a complainant, a victim, or behavior that the University has determined to be egregious).

 


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, or behavioral counseling services. 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. 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.


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. For more information, contact csc@udayton.edu.

This program allows a student to have their student conduct record become non-reportable prior to graduation. 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. 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.

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Community Standards and Civility

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