CU Student Conduct
Unlike the criminal justice system, the CU Office of Student Conduct is not bound by rules of evidence or court procedure. In fact, when a student is charged with a violation of the Student Conduct Code, they are not entitled to an attorney. However, they are entitled to have an advisor with them at the hearing to determine whether their conduct has violated one or more provisions of the Student Conduct Code.
Upon finding a violation of the Student Conduct Code, the hearing officer then has very broad discretion in deciding upon an appropriate sanction. The potential sanctions for a violation of the Student Conduct Code vary depending upon the severity of the conduct alleged and whether the student accepts responsibility for their conduct or not.
Sanctions can range from having to write a “Reflection Paper” and attending remedial classes or community service work, to being placed on University probation. In the most serious cases or cases with multiple prior violations, the student may be subject to being suspended or even expelled from the University. A potential sanction can also be “Suspension in Abeyance”, which constitutes a suspension, but allows the student to continue taking classes.
Because of the vast discretion of the Office of Student Conduct, it is vitally important that your
attorney not only understand the process, but knows the players and their various interests within the system.
The Sarbaugh Law Firm has worked hard over the years and has earned the crediblility and respect to be able to actually have an influence in your Student Conduct case, rather than observer.
As noted in the CU Student section, Bruce Sarbaugh has worked with students the vast majority of his career and has worked on various committees and organizations supporting student interests. It is this background and experience that truly sets The Sarbaugh Law Firm apart from everyone else when representing and defending CU students.