Student Conduct FAQs
You can visit the website at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?TexasSouthernUniv&layout_id=0 and complete the incident reporting form. You will need the name of all parties involved, T-number if possible, as well as the time, date, and location of incident.
The Office of Student Conduct will receive a student referral and summon you via your Texas Southern University student email. Email is the preference for the office to contact individuals.
A hold placed on a student’s record preventing registration for classes, receiving copies of their transcripts or grades, having their transcript released to other parties, or graduation. To clear this hold, students must contact the Office of Student Conduct. The Judicial Hold is an administrative action authorized by the Office of the Vice President for Student Services and is not a disciplinary sanction under the Code for purposes of the internal records of the student.
Students are held accountable to criminal and civil authorities for misconduct which violates the law. Even though this same misconduct may also violate Texas Southern University’s Code of Student Conduct. Texas Southern University’s conduct process is separate from any criminal or civil legal investigation or determination.
During this procedural interview, the conduct officer will inform you of the nature of the complaint, explain the university disciplinary process, notify you of your rights and responsibilities, and provide you with the opportunity to submit a written explanation of the alleged incident. If you prefer, you may bring a written statement with you to the meeting, though this is not required.
You have the right to be accompanied and assisted by an advisor of your choice during your disciplinary hearing or conference. An advisor may be anyone (i.e. another student, a faculty member, a friend, a parent, an attorney, etc.). An advisor may not speak for you, nor may an advisor appear in your stead. If you wish to be accompanied by an advisor during your proceeding, you must notify the Judicial Officer or Assistant Vice President of the advisor’s name and phone number within three business days prior to the hearing. If you wish to discuss your situation with an attorney, you may consult with anyone of your choice.
The Office of Student Conduct keeps all student conduct records. These records are separate from a student’s transcript and other types of records the university may keep. Student conduct records are typically kept for seven years, then they are destroyed.
These records are only shared with employees who need the information to do their jobs. For instance, your academic department will need to know if you are dismissed from the university, so you may not enroll for the upcoming semester.
Depending on your case and whether it involves a separation from the university, you can appeal the decision. An appeal is not an opportunity to re-hear the original conduct case and will not be granted based on a student/respondent’s or student organization’s disagreement with the outcome of the original conduct case decision. Your appeal is reviewed by a neutral third party who will hear why the office came to the decision and the facts of the case.
The student conduct process addresses your obligations to Texas Southern University. Any legal proceedings with courts are your separate obligations.