What is the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office (SRRO)?
What is Student Code of Conduct?
Students are expected to report personal knowledge of any alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct. If you have a reason to believe that a student may have violated college rules, you may contact the SRRO 972-860-5295.
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Who do I talk to if I have questions regarding the Student Code of Conduct?
If you have general questions regarding the Code of Conduct, potential violations, the conduct process, or student’s rights and responsibilities, please contact the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office office by phone at 972-860-5295 or by email at
What should I do if I suspect someone has allegedly violated the Code of Conduct?
Students are expected to report personal knowledge of any alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct. If you have a reason to believe that a student may have violated the College’s rules, you may contact the SRRO 972-860-5295.
You can also file a report through our online Reporting database, Advocate.
Can problems in the classroom result in a student being referred to SRRO?
Students can be reported to the SRRO for in class behavior that is viewed as disruptive or disorderly according to the Code of Conduct. Students are also reported to the SRRO for academic misconduct, which includes cheating and plagiarism.
I received a notice to appear email. What should I do?
If a student receives a Notice to Appear letter from the SRRO it means that an alleged violation(s) occurred with the Student Conduct rules. This letter states which rules may have been violated and includes a brief description of how the rule was allegedly violated. This letter also indicates the time, date, and location of the student conduct meeting with the SRRO. It is imperative that the student attend their scheduled conduct meeting. If two or more students were involved in the same incident, then separate conduct meetings will be held for each student.
What if I was not aware of a rule and I didn’t know I was breaking it?
Lack of knowledge of a rule is not an excuse for misconduct. Every student is responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of the college, so it is important for you to read the Student Handbook. If you are unsure about any policies, ask the SRRO for further clarification.
How long is a conduct meeting for a conduct violation?
The length of a conduct meeting may depend on the severity and/or complexity of the alleged violation(s). A conduct meeting usually takes 30-60 minutes, but any student can be brought in again if an investigation finds additional information or finds another conduct violation allegedly occurred.
What happens if I am not able to attend a conduct meeting?
If a student does not notify the SRRO within 24 hours of the meeting through a call or email that they could not attend the conduct meeting due to substantiated reasons, then a decision will be made in the student’s absence based on the contents of the conduct file. Typically, The SRRO will place a hold on future registration and mandate that the student attend the conduct meeting before being allowed to register for future semesters.
I require certain accommodations. What should I do?
Please notify the SRRO prior to the scheduled conduct meeting regarding the accommodations you would require.
What are my rights as a student in the conduct process?
Student rights during the conduct process can be found in the Student Handbook under Student Code of Conduct.. An attachment of the Student Rights in the Conduct Process will be sent with the Conduct Notice to Appear Email to the student’s email address. Students are advised to read over the rights as an accused student before the official conduct meeting with the SRRO
What happens during a student conduct meeting with SRRO?
How will SRRO communicate with me regarding the conduct process?
The SRRO will send communication to the student’s email address. It is the student’s responsibility to check their email for any updates or official notification regarding the process. Not checking email is not an excuse to miss a scheduled conduct meeting.
What if There are several factors that are taken into consideration by the SRRO when determining what an appropriate sanction(s) for a student would be?
The student conduct officer will examine the following: The nature of the violation:
Please refer to the Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct: Sanctions for a complete list of sanctions that may be imposed for a violation of the Student Rules.
What happens if I do not complete the assigned sanctions?
If a student does not complete assigned sanction within the given time frame, a conduct hold will be placed on the student’s account which can block future course enrollment.
How can I have a conduct hold removed from my record?
Generally, a conduct hold means that a student failed to respond to a conduct letter or is pending to fulfill some other obligation concerning disciplinary/ academic matters such as assigned sanctions. The student can contact the SRRO at 972-860-5295 to make an appointment.
I was found responsible for academic misconduct and received a “0” on the assignment/ in the course. Can I appeal the grade with SRRO?
The SRRO does not review or pursue academic performance issues. All students are encouraged to directly discuss grade concerns with their course instructor. Please view the Academic misconduct Process in the Student Handbook.
Can parents or guardians be given information about a conduct file?
According to Federal regulations, the son or daughter must sign a release of information before it is legal to share information about the case in question to a parent or guardian. This information will only be released in person.
Who has access to my disciplinary record?
Your conduct record is considered confidential. However, information concerning your disciplinary record may be made available to appropriate College officials, faculty, and/or staff members who have a legitimate educational interest in such information. In addition, information regarding your conduct may be released to other individuals or entities upon your written request or in accordance with state and federal law.
Will the conduct information be placed on my academic records/ transcript?
Suspension and expulsion are currently the only two sanctions assigned by the SRRO to appear on your academic record. All other sanctions are kept on record in the student’s folder in the SRRO.