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How will my involvement in this conduct matter affect my applications for graduate/professional school or future employment?
Employers or graduate schools may request information on your disciplinary status. It is the student’s right to deny access. Only when a release signed by the student is presented to the Office of Student Conduct will any information be made available. The information made available to employers or graduate schools depends on whether a student has graduated and whether he or she was ever suspended or dismissed from the University.
Your discipline record is part of your educational record. Without an educational need to know, no one has access to your record. Access to your disciplinary records requires your written permission. Please remember when you sign a release (for internships, government jobs, law school, medical school, etc.), you are giving the Office of Student Conduct permission to release information regarding your disciplinary history at the University. For more information on The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (F.E.R.P.A), please consult the University Bulletin.
See Student Records for more information about what is contained in a disciplinary record, who has access to disciplinary records, how long records are maintained, and how to request your record.
Yes, it can. Please review the Office of Global Education’s Conditions of Participation to understand how pending student conduct cases or sanctions of Disciplinary Probation or Housing Probation may affect your eligibility to study abroad.
How will my involvement in this conduct-related matter affect my ability to participate as part of my athletic team?
According to the Athletics Department Statement on Student-Athletes’ Conduct:
“All Georgetown University students are expected to comply with all of the rules and regulations of the University. Student-athletes are subject to the same disciplinary policies and procedures contained in the Code of Conduct that applies to any undergraduate or graduate student. Moreover, any student-athlete who is adjudicated through the campus judicial system as a result of his or her actions is also subject to additional sanctions in regard to participation on an intercollegiate athletics team. . . It is in the purview of the Athletic Director and coach to consider the implications and results of official University judicial action and take any additional measures which are in the best interest of the intercollegiate program.”
Failure to complete your sanction by the deadline date will result in any unpaid fines and incomplete work sanction hours being doubled. If your original sanction included Disciplinary Probation, you will remain on Disciplinary Probation status beyond the original date indicated, until the date you provide documentation to the Office of Student Conduct that all assigned sanctions have been completed.
As indicated in the Code of Student Conduct, Failure to meet deadlines of any disciplinary sanction is a Code violation. Should you be found responsible for another Code violation prior to completing all outstanding sanctions, your sanctions will include Disciplinary Probation, and possibly more severe sanctions.
Graduating seniors with incomplete sanctions will be unable to participate in Senior Week.
You have outstanding sanctions. If you are a graduating senior and want to participate in Senior Week activities, you must have completed all outstanding sanctions, regardless of how old the sanctions are it is your responsibility to find out if you have any outstanding sanctions. You may email our office with any questions. Please be reminded that some sanctions may not be able to be completed during Senior Week.
It depends on the sanctions. The Office of Student Conduct notifies parents by copy of the Administrative Action letter if a student is being placed on Housing Probation, Disciplinary Probation, Disciplinary Suspension and/or Disciplinary Dismissal.
After a case has been adjudicated and the student has been found responsible to the point that the sanctions include, but are not limited to: Disciplinary Probation, Suspension, Dismissal from the University.
All students who are found responsible for violation(s) of the Code of Student Conduct through a conduct process have the right to appeal the decision based on three defined grounds for appeal. Appeals must be submitted within 7 calendar days of the date on the decision letter/email. Please see Appeals for more information about the appeal process.
Yes. As stated in the Code, “When alleged violations of University regulations or local laws take place off campus and come to the University’s attention, the University reserves the right to take appropriate action when, in the judgment of University officials, the alleged conduct has a negative impact on the University community or the pursuit of its mission or the broader community in which we live.”
You will only be notified by the Office of Student Conduct if your child is a dependent and is found responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct that results in a sanction of Housing Probation or higher. Due to privacy laws, we will generally only share information about a pending case if we have the written permission of the student.