FAQs

Where is the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct?

We’ve moved and are now located on the 1st floor of Somerville Hall in Suite 100.

I just received an email saying I have an Intake Meeting.  What do I do?

Whenever you receive an email from the University requesting or requiring you to attend a meeting, it is best that you attend.  For our office, an Intake Meeting is simply a time to discuss an incident with you, let you know your rights and your responsibilities as a University of Mississippi student, give you an opportunity to be heard and respond, and discuss the next steps.

 What happens if I don’t attend a scheduled meeting with your office?

Failure to attend scheduled meetings can result in further conduct charges and/or a conduct “hold” being placed on your account.  This “hold” will prohibit you from being able to register for classes and may deny you other university privileges.

What happens if I don’t complete my sanctions or honor the agreement I signed?

Failure to honor your agreement or complete your sanctions can result in further conduct charges and/or a conduct “hold” being placed on your account.  This “hold” will prevent you from being able to register for classes and may deny you other university privileges.

 Will my parents find out?

It depends.  If the alleged violation was alcohol or drug related and you are under 21, we may notify your parent or guardian.

 What exactly is a “strike”?

The two-strike policy is formally entitled Minimum Sanctions for Alcohol and other Drug Violations.  The first time you are found in-violation of a university alcohol or drug policy (first strike) you will be placed on probation for a period of no less than the current semester plus two more, full fall or spring semesters (three total), required to complete a specified amount of community service, required to complete an alcohol and drug educational program provided by our Office of Health Promotion, and a letter will go to your parent or guardian if you are under the age of 21.

If, while on the above period of probation, you are again found in-violation of a university alcohol or drug policy (second strike), you will, at minimum, be suspended for a semester.

I have a court date, why do I have to meet with the University?

Actions taken by members of our community that may subject them to criminal or civil liability, does not absolve them from responsibility to the University community.  A possible violation of University policy will be resolved irrespective of criminal or civil processes and will often be resolved in a timelier manner.  However, at the University’s discretion, we may use a court finding as final determination of responsibility of violation a university policy.