of Conduct Process
An alleged violation of
College standards or policies will first be reported. When deemed necessary,
the allegations are investigated by an appropriate College official. This
involves meeting with individuals involved in the situation and examining the
circumstances of the complaint. If conduct charges are pursued, the student in
question receives a written description of the specific alleged violation of
College standards or policies (charge letter) and information regarding the
conduct process. Evidence regarding the alleged violation may be reviewed but
not kept by the student. All reporting
documentation remains in the student conduct folder.
The Dean of Students and Assistant
Dean of Students reserve the right to remove a student from the campus,
restrict access to campus property, or restrict contact with other College
community members (no-contact order) prior to a formal hearing if there are
concerns for the student’s emotional or physical welfare or for the well-being
of the College community. On occasions when such action is necessary, a hearing
will be held as soon as possible. Customarily, pending action taken by the
College Conduct Council or pending an appeal, the status of a student and his
or her right to be present on the campus or attend classes will not be altered.
Misconduct: Once admitted to Hendrix College, students are
expected to conduct behavior in accordance with the policies in the student
handbook. In general, the College does not take disciplinary action for
off-campus misconduct. At the discretion of the Dean of Students, Hendrix
students may be subject to disciplinary proceedings even if those actions take
place off-campus, through electronic media, or even if they take place outside
of the normal academic year when the actions constitute a major violation of
College policy or suggest a danger to the College community. The College may initiate action whether or
not legal action has been taken.
Misconduct and the Law Normally, on-campus misconduct by students will result in
conduct action being taken on campus. On some occasions, however, the College
may call on external law enforcement authorities and assist, as appropriate,
these agencies in their investigation of alleged on-campus criminal activity.
Specifically, actions that cause or threaten serious harm to members of the
campus community or that severely impair the essential functions of the College
may require the College to call upon off-campus authorities. On such occasions,
outside authorities will be summoned only by an official of the College.
Students should recognize that the College is obliged to report to off-campus
authorities the commission of any act that is considered to be a serious crime.