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FAQs

Where is the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct?

We are are located on the 1st floor of Somerville Hall in Suite 100. Somerville Hall is located behind Fulton Chapel and the Union.

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. If you agree that you violated policy and are willing to accept the terms outlined by your hearing officer, you may have the ability to accept an Administrative Agreement at the time of your Intake Meeting. If you would like to contest your responsibility for a violation or otherwise do not accept the terms of the Administrative Agreement, you may elect to have your case forwarded to the University Judicial Council for adjudication.

 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.  Student conduct records are considered protected student information. If the alleged violation was alcohol or drug related and you are under 21, we may notify your parent or guardian in alignment with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Regardless of the violation, we encourage students to have conversations regarding their incident and the impacts with members of their personal support system, including parents.

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

Actions taken by members of our community may subject them to criminal or civil liability. This 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.