When the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities receives a complaint that a student has allegedly violated the Code of Student Conduct, the office will contact the accused student(s) and request that they attend an informal resolution meeting with a case manager to discuss the allegations. If an accused student does not attend the meeting without prior notice to OSRR, a decision may be rendered in the student's absence.
There are three (3) possible outcomes from an informal resolution meeting:
The student is found to have no responsibility and/or that there is insufficient basis to proceed against the student. If that occurs, the case does not proceed to a hearing;
The student accepts responsibility and appropriate sanction(s) are agreed upon. If that occurs, the case is considered informally resolved
The student does not accept responsibility and the case manager determines that the complaint warrants a hearings. If that occurs, the case proceeds to a hearing.
More information about the informal resolution process can be found in the Syracuse University Student Conduct System Handbook.