Student Conduct

How to Prepare for a Conduct Review at Butler University

These are steps you may wish to pursue as you prepare for your meeting with a conduct officer or board. Please refer to the Student Handbook for a comprehensive explanation of the hearing process and appeals procedures. Contact the Dean of Student Services (Atherton, 200; 940-9570) for further clarification and explanation.

Before Review:

  1. Read notice of conduct review and the charges.
  2. You may speak with or meet with  the Dean of Student Services to review the conduct process, alleged violations and hearing procedure, if desired or mandated.
  3. Notify your witnesses and arrange for an advisor as desired and appropriate.
  4. Prepare - gather evidence, talk with witnesses, prepare an opening statement, write out questions for witnesses, develop closing statement, prepare recommendation concerning sanctions (if found responsible).

During Informal Conduct Review:

  • Be on time and be prepared.
  • Prepare for a conversation with the conduct officer about the incident.
  • Provide any evidence that would support your perspective/involvement.
  • You are entitled to hear the information we have in the incident report. Ask questions. 
  • Present closing statement.

During Formal Conduct Review or Meeting with a Conduct Board:

  1. Be on time and be prepared.
  2. Present opening statement.
  3. Question University's witnesses, if present.
  4. Question your witnesses, if present.
  5. Present closing statement.

After Review (if found responsible):

  1. Review notice of decision and recommended sanction which will come to you in an e-mail.
  2. If you choose to appeal the decision, notify the Dean of Student Services, 200 Atherton Union, of your intent to appeal within 48 hours of notice of decision.
  3. Present written appeal to the Dean of Student Services within five business days of notification of decision.
  4. Begin sanction if you do not appeal decision or if you have an unfavorable appeals decision.

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Atherton Union, Room 200
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
Phone: (317) 940-9570
Dean of Student
Services
: Sally Click
studentaffairs@butler.edu