Expungement of a Student Conduct Record
Generally, most student conduct records are destroyed seven years after the final decision is delivered to a student. Student conduct records may be destroyed earlier by the Office of Student Standards and Conduct at the directive of the Dean of Students. In certain circumstances described below, students or graduates may submit a petition to the Dean of Students to have their conduct record expunged. For purposes of this provision, the term “expungement” refers to when a student’s conduct record has been removed from the student’s disciplinary file before the seven year retention period, and cannot be examined or released. (Note: Under this provision, the student’s conduct record is only removed from the student’s disciplinary file. Reports and/or other correspondence relating to the underlying violation that are maintained by other university departments, local and/or campus police, or another reporting agency are not subject to this removal provision.) Student conduct record expungement will only be considered for students who did not receive an administrative action, suspension, or expulsion, as these records are maintained indefinitely. Petitions for conduct record expungement shall be reviewed by the Dean of Students (DOS) or designee. All requests must be submitted in writing and must include a copy of the student’s transcript. A petition for record expungement may not be made prior to one year after the date of the student’s last finding of responsibility.
A student is eligible to petition for early record expungement if:
- At the time of consideration, the student is within 30 hours of graduation and has achieved senior standing, or has already graduated. The student may submit an earlier petition if they can demonstrate with documentation that they are applying to professional or graduate schools or if there are other meritorious reasons that justify an early review of the student’s record.
- The student is in good academic standing.
- The student has remained free from any new disciplinary matters.
- The student has completed all sanctions, on time, by the deadline provided by the hearing officer or AUCB
A student is NOT eligible for record expungement if:
- The student was subject to suspension, expulsion, or administrative actions and if further violations would likely result in suspension or expulsion from the University.
- The nature of the violation(s) caused personal injury, significant property damage, endangered the health, safety or welfare of any individual, and/or violated the campus policies regarding weapons, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, or discrimination.
- The record is precluded from expungement as designated by state and/or federal law.