Incident Report – written documentation of alleged situation occurring within an on-campus community
Charge Letter – written correspondence sent to all students who may have been involved with an incident occurring within an on-campus community; provides information regarding alleged LSU Code of Student Conduct charges.
Decision Letter – written correspondence sent to student after a hearing has been conducted.
- hearing officer/body has found that a violation of the LSU Code of Student Conduct occurred and that the student was involved in the violation; appropriate educational sanctions will be assigned to students found responsible.
- Not Responsible
- hearing officer/body has found that either a violation of the LSU Code of Student Conduct did not occur or that the student was not involved in the violation.
Administrative Hearing - formal hearing conducted by a hearing officer (Policy & Process Manager or a designee), in which information regarding the situation is shared by the student and the hearing officer. A decision of responsible or not responsible will be rendered by the hearing officer within two working days of the conclusion of the hearing.
Policy & Process Manager – full-time professional staff member who oversees the administration and implementation of student conduct processes within on-campus communities; works in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office.
Student Conduct Board – hearing body consisting of 3-7 students who are residents of an on-campus community.
Student Conduct Board Hearing – formal hearing conducted by the Student Conduct Board, in which information regarding the situation is shared by the student and the hearing board. A decision of responsible or not responsible will be rendered by the hearing board at the hearing.
Student Conduct HOLD – if a student fails to do one of the following, a HOLD is placed on his/her records and registration until the completion of the Student Conduct Process: (1) failure to schedule a meeting; (2) failure to attend a scheduled meeting; (3) failure to complete an assigned sanction.
Sanctions - educational consequences assigned to students who are found responsible for violating the LSU Code of Student Conduct. Examples of which include the following:
- Alcohol Sanctions
- Tiger Education about Alcohol/Drug Matters (T.E.A.M. Class) – three hour class that meets one time taught by Health Promotion staff members that discusses all of the effects of alcohol and other drugs.
- Health Promotion Referral - one on one meeting with a Health Promotion Coordinator, during which personal behaviors regarding alcohol and/or other personal Wellness related topics are discussed.
- Probation to the Dean of Students Office – official warning probation from the University that the student has been informed about LSU policies.
- Written Warning – mainly utilized for lower level violations; warning letter outlining the policy that was violated.
- Written Sanction – typically an essay that relates to the policy violated; may or may not include research.
- Ethics & Decision Making Class – three-hour class that meets one time taught by Department of Residential Life staff members that discusses theories and practices regarding ethics and decision-making skills.
- Sanction Service Hours – sometimes called community service hours; set number of hours assigned to student in order to give back to an on-campus community after violating a policy; ranges from 5-15 hours.