We're committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment that fosters student success, and our review of non-academic conduct is one component. Applicants who answer "Yes" to one or more of the conduct questions below receive confidential review outside of the admission decision process. Past non-academic conduct incidents do not automatically disqualify an applicant from full consideration for admission and scholarships, and applicants have the right to appeal a decision made based on any information required to be disclosed here.
Are there any pending criminal charges against you?
Do you have any prior convictions* OR prior disciplinary history at another academic institution (including pending disciplinary proceedings) for stalking, sexual assault and/or domestic violence?
Have you had any convictions* within the past five years for assault, kidnapping , voluntary manslaughter or murder?
* This means a conviction by a jury verdict or by entry of a verdict or acceptance of a guilty plea or a plea of nolo contendere by a court. It does not include a plea to a deferred judgement and sentence until the deferred judgement and sentence is revoked. You are not required to disclose any information contained in sealed records.
If an applicant checks yes to one or more of these questions, they will be asked to provide a concise explanation that details what happened, who was involved, what charges or sanctions (if any) were brought upon you as a resolute, what penalty/remedy was assessed (if applicable) and how the situation has resolved. It is also important to address what was learned from the experience and what changes, if any, have resulted. The response will be reviewed by Student Conduct Services at the Student Resolution Center. And additional information may be requested by Student Conduct Services as needed.
For applicants who have pending criminal charges, have been convicted of a crime, are presently incarcerated or on probation, or have been suspended or expelled from another institution for acts of violence, threatened violence, sexual misconduct or related behaviors the procedures outlined below will be followed:
A copy of the application for admission will be forwarded to the SRC by the Office of Admissions. SRC will have a hearing officer from Student Conduct Services review the criminal history and subsequent documentation. If the staff person determines that the criminal history does not rise to a safety concern for the institution, the hearing officer will approve of discipline clearance for the applicant.
If the hearing officer reviews the documentation provided by the applicant and believed this individual may pose a risk to campus safety, they will forward the materials to the Pre-Admission Applicant Review Committee.