Syracuse UniversityOffice of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Conduct Process

The Syracuse University Conduct process is an educational process designed to assist students in their decision making. This is done through a variety of means.

Informal Resolution

Informal Resolution occurs between a student and a case manager from either the Ofice of Residence Life or the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. More information about Informal Resolution can be found here.

Formal Resolution

As a result of an unsuccessful Informal Resolution, a case will be forwarded to the Formal Resolution process, where it is heard by the University Conduct Board. More information about the Formal process can be found here.

Appeal Process

Should either party not accept the outcome from the University Conduct Board, they may appeal that decision to the University Appeals Board. The outcome from the University Appeals Board is final. More information on the appeal process can be found by reviewing the conduct process and by reviewing the appeal form.


Request for Review By Director

Once an informal resolution is reached, the decision is final and will only be revisited based on one or more of the following:

a. new information not reasonably available at the time of the informal resolution, the absence of which can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the informal resolution;

b. procedural error that can be shown to have had a detrimental impact on the outcome of the informal resolution;

c. errors in the interpretation of University policy so substantial as to deny fair informal resolution;

d. grossly inappropriate sanction having no reasonable relationship to the charges

In such a case, the student or student organization may submit a written petition for reconsideration of the case to the Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities within three (3) business days of the informal resolution meeting. Requests for review must be written and signed by the student. The decision of the Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities upon reconsideration is final.