Dean of Students Office, Judicial Affairs Procedures
A. Student Discipline System
The Trustees of the California State University are authorized by the Education Code to establish student disciplinary procedures. The President of California State University, Fullerton has designated the Associate Dean of Students, Judicial Affairs, as the university’s Student Conduct Administrator. The Student Conduct Administrator is responsible for administering the student discipline system and implementing the following procedures as mandated in Executive Order No. 970, Student Conduct Procedures and CSU Fullerton President’s Directive No. 9 Regarding the Use of Attorneys in Student Disciplinary Proceedings.
1. The Student Conduct Administrator receives from University Police, a faculty member or other member of the university community a written report regarding an alleged violation of the University Discipline Code.
2. The Student Conduct Administrator begins an investigation.
3. The Student Conduct Administrator notifies the student in writing of the allegations against him/her.
4. The student has an opportunity to meet with the Student Conduct Administrator.
a. The student may accept a voluntary administrative review by not disputing the allegation, waiving the right to a hearing and accepting the sanctions accessed. If a resolution is reached, the agreement is put in writing and signed by the student and the Student Conduct Administrator, or
b. The student may deny the allegation and request a hearing.
5. The Student Conduct Administrator sends the student a Notice of Hearing.
a. The student may accept the recommended sanction(s) stated in the Notice of Hearing. If a resolution is reached, the agreement is put in writing and signed by the student and the Student Conduct Administrator.
b. The student may not accept the recommended sanctions(s) and request a hearing.
6. The hearing is held.
7. The Hearing Officer submits a recommendation to the President.
8. After reviewing the Hearing Officer’s recommendation, the President makes the final decision regarding disciplinary action.
9. The President notifies the student of the decision.
Sanctions which may be assessed include but are not limited to: disciplinary probation, restitution, loss of financial aid, admission/readmission, educational seminars, suspension or expulsion.
D. Disciplinary Records
When a student has been found responsible for a violation of university standards through the Dean of Students Office, Judicial Affairs, a disciplinary record (separate from the student’s academic record) will be maintained in a confidential file in the Dean of Students Office, Judicial Affairs for a minimum of seven (7) years. If a student is expelled from the university, the file is kept permanently. Probation and suspension are noted on the student’s academic record during the term of the probation or suspension. A permanent notation will be made on the student’s academic record if he or she is expelled from the university or is suspended for longer than one academic year.
E. Notification to Victims of Crimes of Violence and Sex Offenses
In cases involving a "crime of violence" the university may notify the alleged victim(s) of the final results of a hearing whether or not the charges are sustained. (34 C.F.R. § 99.31 et seq.)1 Where the charge relates to a sexual assault the university must notify the alleged victim of the outcome of the proceeding against the student charged (20 U.S.C. § 1092). The information is only given to the victim(s) and includes only the name of the accused student, any violation alleged committed, and any sanction(s) imposed on that student (20 U.S.C. § 1232g).
1A “crime of violence” includes: arson, assault offenses, burglary, criminal homicide (manslaughter by negligence), criminal homicide (murder and non-negligent manslaughter), destruction/damage/vandalism of property, kidnapping/abduction, robbery, and forcible and non-forcible sex offenses. 99 C.F.R. § 99.39.
F. Policies Related to Student Conduct
Copies of the following university policies are available in the Dean of Students Office, Judicial Affairs, Titan Student Union 235.
♦ California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Article 2, Sections 41301-41304 Executive Order No. 970: Student Conduct Procedures
♦ Academic Dishonesty, University Policy Statement 300.021
♦ Academic Appeals Policy, University Policy Statement 300.030
♦ California State University, Fullerton, Presidential Directive No. 9