Embry-Riddle's policies and regulations are established to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community and its members. Students and recognized organizations are responsible for knowing and adhering to all published policies and regulations.
For conduct purposes, an individual becomes a student upon engaging in their first University sponsored activity and will remain a student until they break their continued student status as defined in the University Catalog. Students who withdraw from the University by completing and submitting a University withdrawal form no longer meet the definition of ‘student’. A student who completes a stop out form or who fails to withdraw from the University will still be considered a student for up to two years from last enrollment date. A recognized organization is a group of students who register with and are approved by the Department of Student Engagement to operate as an organization within the University.
Each student who enters the University is respected as an adult and is therefore expected to demonstrate a high level of responsibility and maturity. Personal honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior are fundamental elements of responsible citizenship and are basic to the character required for a productive career. All ERAU students are expected to exhibit positive character-traits in their daily activities and interactions on and off campus.
It is the philosophy of the University to respond to student and organization actions and behaviors on or off campus that may be a violation of a policy, rule or regulation in an educational nature. Most violations are best handled in such a manner as to educate and guide students toward the development of personal responsibility, conscientiousness, and ethical standards in their decision-making process. The aim of the University Conduct proceedings is to arrive at fair, impartial decisions which ensure that individuals assume full responsibility for their actions. All grievance and conduct issues are handled utilizing the ‘preponderance of the evidence’ or ‘more likely than not’ standards for determination of decisions and recommendations.
The student or organization will be notified of the:
At the hearing/meeting, the conduct officer will:
At the follow-up meeting, the conduct officer will:
Embry-Riddle adheres to the rights of all our students and organizations when addressing student/organization conduct procedures. As a part of the conduct process, students/organizations accused of violating the Standards of Conduct shall be entitled to a hearing by a Conduct Officer (CO).
The University Conduct process strives to ensure fair and impartial decisions. Embry-Riddle complies by adhering to the concept of fundamental fairness, in which students/organizations are provided the following rights throughout the
The request for review of an appeal will be considered by the Student Government Association (or Conduct Committee if the entire SGA Council needs to recue themselves) to determine whether grounds for an appeal exist. A student or organization will be granted an appeal based on any of the following grounds:
Sanction 1-3 Appeals
Students/organizations appealing cases where a Sanction Level 1-3 was imposed will have their appeal adjudicated by a University administrator. A member of the Student Government Association will serve as facilitator for the administrative appeal. The Administrator may elect to convene the Student Appeals Board, operated by the Student Government Association for a recommendation. The Associate Dean of Students, or designee, will serve as the University administrator to hear the appeal.
Sanction 4-7 Appeals
Students/organizations appealing cases where a Sanction Level 4-7 is imposed have the option to adjudicate their appeal through a University administrator or the SAB (who makes a recommendation to a University administrator who is responsible for making the final decision.) The Associate Dean of Students, or designee, will serve as the University administrator to hear the appeal.
The decision of the Associate Dean of Students or designee on all conduct hearing appeals is the final decision of the University.
If the student/organization complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution's grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The student must contact the State Board for further details:
Unfavorable, unwelcomed treatment, or sexual contact without consent that is severe or pervasive by a man or a woman towards a man or a woman. Additional information pertaining to ERAU’s Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy can be found at click here.
(Any violation of the Sex/Gender-based discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct will fall under Title IX and will be handled in accordance with the Civil Rights Equity & Sex/Gender-based Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Resolution Process. Please see the Title IX Coordinator for more information.)
In addition, an individual is incapacitated if s/he demonstrates that they are unaware of where they are, how they got there, or why or how they became engaged in a sexual activity. Where alcohol is involved, incapacitation is a state beyond drunkenness or intoxication. Some indicators of incapacitation may include, but are not limited to, lack of control over physical movements (such as walking without assistance), being unaware of circumstances or surroundings, or being unable to communicate for any reason.
An individual in a blackout state may or may not meet the definition of incapacitation. Such an individual may appear to act normally, but later may not have recall of the events in question. The extent to which a person in this state affirmatively gives words or actions indicating a willingness to engage in sexual activity and the other person is unaware – or reasonably could not have known – of the alcohol consumption or blackout, must be evaluated in determining whether consent could be considered as having been given.
(Other misconduct offenses, when determined to be sex/gender-based will be handled in accordance with the Civil Rights Equity & Sex/Gender-Based Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Resolution Process. Please see the Title IX Coordinator for more information).
This includes, but is not limited to, physical, verbal, visual, written, acts or electronic media.
Outcomes in the Conduct process are educational in nature, not punitive. The purpose of outcomes is to promote student/organization reflection on past decisions and to evoke a behavioral change in future decisions. It is important to note that more than one of the outcomes may be imposed for any single violation when deemed appropriate. All conduct outcomes are noted in the Dean of Students Office or other designated offices, and outcomes become part of the student’s overall educational file. The level of the sanction is determined by the severity of the violation and any past student/organization conduct issues. Student/organization conduct outcomes, which may be imposed for violations of the Standards of Conduct, include the classifications of outcomes/sanctions listed below. More than one outcome/sanction may be imposed for any single violation when deemed educationally appropriate.
Customized educational sanctions based on the individual and the circumstances involved. These may include but are not limited to: