Judicial Affairs Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who may file a complaint or report alleged misconduct?
Any member of the university community may file a complaint against a student or student organization for alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct. This could be any employee, faculty member, administrator, secretary, another student. A complaint should be made in writing and submitted to the Director of Judicial Affairs. The form is available in the forms section.
2. A staff member said I would not get in any trouble. Why is WCSU pursuing the incident?
Often students allege that staff members have assured them that they will not get in trouble. The fact is that only the Office of Judicial Affairs has the authority to determine whether or not a violation of the Student Code of Conduct exits and how this incident will be pursued.
3. What happens if a student fails to attend a disciplinary meeting or hearing?
It is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct not to show for a disciplinary meeting or hearing. In addition to the alleged violation for the reason for the meeting, a student will also face additional charges for not showing.
4. I've been told that I've had a hold placed on my account by Judicial Affairs: What does this mean? How do I get it removed?
The Office of Judicial Affairs places holds on a student's account, when that student has failed to complete a required judicial sanction by the mandated deadline. Both the sanction and its deadline are clearly listed in the meeting outcome/hearing outcome. This hold can only be removed with the completion of the sanction. Please contact the Office of Judicial Affairs if you have questions regarding the hold on your student account.
5. My Judicial Outcome Letter says that I will be removed from the residence halls. Can I still attend class? What are my options?
- Unless the meeting/hearing outcome later states otherwise, a student who has been removed from the residence halls, regardless of the duration of that sanction, is not only allowed to attend classes, but strongly encouraged to do so.
- For short-term residence hall separations, it is recommended that students commute, arrange temporary lodging with a close friend/family member, or take advantage of the local hotels in Danbury.
- For long-term residence hall separations, it is recommended that students explore their options and consider finding alternative lodging in the Greater Danbury area.
6. I've been suspended/expelled from the university? What does this mean? What are my options?
- Suspension - A student who has received suspension as a judicial sanction has been temporarily separated from all universities with the Connecticut State University System. The hearing outcome notice will always prescribe the date and conditions upon which the student may petition for readmission to the CSU system. A suspended student is restricted from taking online and normal university classes, and must contact either the Director of Judicial Affairs or the Dean of Students to receive permission for coming on campus for any reason whatsoever.
- Expulsion - A student who has received expulsion as a judicial sanction has been permanently separated from all universities within the Connecticut State University System. An expelled student is restricted from taking online and normal university classes, and must contact either the Director of Judicial Affairs or the Dean of Students to receive permission for coming on campus for any reason whatsoever.
7. I've received a sanction requiring me to complete Judicial Educators. How do I complete them?
To complete your required Judicial Educator, complete the follow
1. Use Internet Explorer (Other Internet Browsers may not function correctly, causing you to have to
start the whole process over again from the start)
2. Log on to www.reslife.net
3. Click on the link below the four pictures that says, "The Judicial Educator"
4. Enter the following username and password information into the login area:
a. Username: WCSU
b. Password: judicial
5. Find the correct module(s), listed in your meeting/hearing outcome letter.
6. Read the directions, then begin the training module.
7. After you have successfully completed the module, an e-mail notification form will appear. Place the
following e-mail address into the notification form, and the Office of Judicial Affairs will be notified that
you have fulfilled your module obligation: email@example.com
8. I've committed a violation and am concerned about my Judicial Record. How long does it exist? Can anyone view my record? Can my judicial records be shared?
Your Judicial Record will exist for five years after the date of your last incident.
- Only you, those you've given permission to (Student Consent Form), and university staff with an "educational interest" may view your judicial record
- Judicial Records cannot be shared with outside agencies without your permission