Outlined below are common terms or phrases used through the Integrity Formation process. Definitions can also be found in Appendix A in the Code of Student Conduct.
|Academic Term||Refers to quarters, semesters, or sessions based on the University academic program|
|Advisor||A member of the Seattle University community who provides support to the Respondent or Complainant during the Integrity Formation process. See Section 3.2 for additional information.|
|Appeal Officer||The administrator designated by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee to review any case for which a written appeal is submitted by a student in accordance with the appeal procedures described in Section 3.3.|
|Complainant||Any member of the University community who files a complaint or incident report that involves an alleged violation of the Code by a student or student organization. Cases initiated by a University official including Public Safety do not always involve a Complainant.|
|Conduct Administrator||Conduct Administrators are University officials appointed by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee to administer conduct hearings.|
|Conduct Record||A record of all incidents where a student was alleged to have violated the Code. Conduct records are maintained by the Office of the Dean of Students as described in Section 4.|
|Conduct Review Board (CRB)||The highest-ranking hearing board in the conduct process. CRB members are University officials who are appointed by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee. The Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee will serve as Chair of the CRB. When the CRB convenes to hear a case, the Chair will empanel at least two members from the membership the board and the Chair.|
|Day||Refers to a business day which is a day of regular University operation when offices are open (generally Monday through Friday, including academic breaks but excluding designated University holidays).|
An individual who is not a Seattle University student, faculty member, staff member, administrator, board member, or otherwise affiliated with the University in a formal capacity. A guest in the residence hall, however, is someone who is not currently assigned to live in a particular residence hall, but may be a commuting student or a student who resides somewhere else on-campus.
An incident report (IR) or a written complaint is used to notify the University of an alleged violation of the Code. Anyone can submit an incident report online here: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?SeattleUniv
The office charged with maintaining the Code of Student Conduct and the Integrity Formation process. Sometimes referred to as the “Student Conduct” office. See Section 3.2 for additional information.
Actions taken to the promote the safety and well-being of parties, including but not limited to, changes to living spaces, on-campus employment, transportation, financial aid, academic coursework.
|Organizations Review Board (ORB)||
The Organizations Review Board (“ORB”) is one of highest-ranking hearing boards in the conduct process. ORB members are University officials who are appointed by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee. The Associate Vice President/Dean of Students or their designee will serve as Chair of the ORB. When the ORB convenes to hear a case for a club/organization, the Chair will empanel at least two members from the membership the board and the Chair.
Means any individual who notifies the University of an incident of alleged misconduct via one of the University reporting options, whether electronically, written, or in-person. Sometimes referred to as the “Complainant”.
|Respondent||The student and/or organization who allegedly violated the Code. See Section 3.2.|
Review Boards are the highest-ranking hearing boards in the conduct process. There two types of Review Boards are the Conduct Review Board and the Organizations Review Board.
An educational, development, restorative, or deterrent measure assigned to a Respondent because the Respondent has been found responsible for a violation of the Code. Sanctions are mandatory and failure to complete an assigned sanction as assigned may result in additional disciplinary action. See section 3.4 for additional information.
All individuals who are registered for at least one course at Seattle University, studying abroad or engaged in service activities, or, although not officially enrolled for a particular term, have clearly manifested intent to attend, remain in attendance, or return to the University. Examples include, but are not limited to, students who are enrolled, but not taking classes because of an academic break, or medical or other personal leave; students who demonstrate the intent to enroll by attending summer/fall orientation; and/or students participating in other institutions’ study abroad programs.
Clubs and organizations registered through the Center for Student Involvement, Seattle University Athletics teams, and sport clubs registered through University Recreation, or any other group of two or more students engaged in activities related to a common interest.
Seattle University students, faculty, staff, officials, alumni and advisory board members.
A University official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position; a contractor, consultant, or other outside service provider retained to provide various institutional services and functions under contract; or a person serving on the Board of Trustees.
All land, buildings, facilities, or other property that is in the possession of or owned, used, leased, managed, or controlled by the University. Examples of University premises include classrooms, residence halls, and publicly accessible spaces on campus property.
Individuals who have first-hand knowledge about a reported incident. See Section 3.2 for additional information.