Expungement of a Student Conduct Record
Generally, most student conduct records are destroyed 7 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 directives of the Dean of Students (DOS). Students or Graduates may submit a petition to the Dean of Students to have their conduct record expunged. The term "Expungement" refers to when a student's conduct record has been removed from the student’s disciplinary file, and cannot be examined or released except by a court order, designated officials, and/or as specifically designated by state and/or federal law. In addition, reports and/or other correspondences 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. Conduct record expungement shall be reviewed by the Dean of Students or designee. All requests must be submitted in writing including 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:
- a. At the time of consideration, the student is within 30 hours of graduation and has achieved senior standing. The student may submit an earlier petition if he/she can demonstrate with documentation that he/she is applying to professional or graduate schools or if there are other meritorious reasons that justify an early review of the student's record.
- b. Is in good academic standing.
- c. Has remained free from any new disciplinary matters.
- d. Has completed all sanctions, on time, by the deadline provided by the hearing officer or AUCB.
- e. Was not subject to suspension, expulsion, or administrative actions and where further violations would not likely result in suspension or expulsion from the university.
- f. The nature of the violation(s) did not cause personal injury, significant property damage, endanger the health, safety or welfare of any individual, and/or violate the campus policies regarding weapons, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, or discrimination.