I've been involved in an incident, now what?
A report will be submitted to OSRR for review.
A case manager will be assigned. Usually this is one of the Assistant Directors of Community Living.
Your case manager will notify you via your Etown email of any further directives.
The email will ask you to login using your Etown credentials.
You could be asked to meet as a witness or as someone alleged to have been involved in a policy violation, or you may not be asked to meet at all.
I've been given a formal warning, what does that mean?
That means that based on all the information available, the case manager has found that it is more likely than not you did violate a College policy. However, your behavior was not significantly disruptive enough to warrant a full hearing. Instead, the case manager has opted for a simple resolution, where you are issued a formal warning and asked to review the policies in the Student Handbook. This is not a reportable violation, rather a warning to not engage in that type of behavior again. Often this is for things like noise violations, minors with alcohol containers, or candles. Continued behaviors of a similar fashion will escalate to a formal hearing process.
I've been alleged to have been involved in a policy violation, now what?
Your letter will outline how to schedule your meeting with your case manager. Make sure you schedule it before the deadline and utilize all of the rights afforded to you!
Your case manager will go over the report(s) with you and ask for your recollection and perspective on what happened.
The case manager will review all the pertinent information from the report(s) and conversations with those involved to determine whether it is more likely than not a policy was violated and by whom
I've been found "not responsible" what does that mean?
That means that based on all the information available, the case manager has found that it is more likely than not you did not violate a College policy. Your case is closed and there is nothing left for you to do.
I've been found "responsible" what does that mean?
That means that based on all the information available, the case manager has found that it is more likely than not you did violate a College policy. Your case manager will discuss with you any sanctions that are required as a part of the incident.
Will my family find out?
That is up to you. Typically, we will not contact your family unless there is a signficant concern like an emergency situation.If you find yourself suspended or dismissed, we will notify family with you present. However, if you would like our suppport while you talk to your family regarding any other situation, we can do that for you Just ask.
Who else will know?
If you are found responsible we may notify certain campus colleagues with a legitimate, educational need to know . If you are on academic standing, contract, or probation we will notify your academic advisor. If you are a student athlete, we will notify the Athletic Director, who will loop in your coach. If you are planning to study abroad, they will ask our office if you are in good standing before accepting you into the program. If you are applying to be an RA/CA, admissions ambassador or overnight host, they will ask before offering you a role. If you decide to transfer, apply to government jobs, or go on to graduate school, you will likely have a Dean's Recommendation form for us to complete. Before you complete those kinds of forms, we highly encourage you to contact us so we can walk you through what, if anything, will be reported.