Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services (SCCR) Frequently Asked Student Questions
If I am being referred to SCCR (Formerly Judicial Affairs), what will happen?
You will receive a letter from us asking you to make an appointment to meet with the Judicial Officer. The letter will also describe any charges and will include a copy of the complaint or report. It is important to make an appointment and keep it. Ignoring the situation will not make it go away. If you don't respond, a decision can be made in the case without your input or a hold could be placed on your account. This decision could affect your status as a student.
If I am being charged in court, why do I also have to deal with Metro State? Isn't this double jeopardy?
It is not double jeopardy which only applies to the criminal court system. As a student, the College holds you responsible for your behavior under the Student Code of Conduct, rather than criminal statutes.
What if I don't show up for my meeting with the hearing officer?
The hearing officer will make a decision in the case without the benefit of your involvement and perspective.
What if I was not aware of a rule and didn't know I was breaking it?
Lack of knowledge of a rule is not an excuse for misconduct. Every student is responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of Metro State's Student Code of Conduct. It is important for you to read your Student Handbook containing the Code of Conduct. If you are unsure about any policies, ask for clarification.
Can't I just lie about the situation and get away with it?
Maybe, but it is not a good idea. If it should be found that you lied, there can be additional disciplinary charges or consequences.
Will disciplinary sanctions appear on my academic transcript?
What if I do not complete an assigned sanction?
Additional sanctions may be added. In some cases, failure to complete sanctions may result in suspension or expulsion from the College. In addition, a hold will be placed on your registration and records. Remember that sanctions are placed as a result of your violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and are designed to educate you about the expectations and norms of the University community.
Will potential employers have access to my judicial record?
Your judicial record will only be accessible to them if you provide written permission allowing it.