2.1 The University Student Conduct Process has jurisdiction over all alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct by any student or recognized student group that may be brought to its attention. Jurisdiction of the University Student Conduct Process extends to alleged misconduct that takes place on University owned or controlled property or on property close to the University, including off campus housing; alleged misconduct that takes place at any University sponsored event; alleged misconduct that takes place at internship sites, student teaching placements, or any site of designated academic activity; and alleged misconduct that has a significant impact on the educational mission and well-being of the University community that takes place at any location off campus.
2.2 University Student Conduct proceedings are administrative in nature and independent of any criminal and/or civil proceedings that may be concurrently in process. University student conduct proceedings are intended to enforce the Code of Student Conduct at Robert Morris University although the behavior in question may be simultaneously in violation of federal, state or local laws. The University may notify local and federal authorities when a crime is alleged to have been committed, but such notification will not modify the University’s authority to address the alleged misconduct through its own conduct process.
2.3 The findings of the University disciplinary process are independent, and, therefore, are not affected by the findings of any criminal or civil proceedings. Students whose charges have been reduced/dismissed in criminal proceedings may be held wholly accountable in the Student Conduct Process.
2.4 Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy may be referred to and processed by the Academic Integrity Council, the University Student Conduct Process, or both. The Academic Integrity Council and the University Student Conduct Process are administrative in nature and operate independently of one another. For a detailed description of the Student Conduct Process for Violations of the Academic Integrity Policy by the Academic Integrity Council, please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy at rmu.edu/academicintegrity.