The Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution wants to contribute to a healthy and positive experience for every member of the campus community. Below you will find helpful resources and information to help students understand the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution processes and procedures.
The Student Information packet acts as a resource to students who may attend a student conduct hearing.
A UCO Procedural Advisor (P.A.) is an annually trained University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) faculty, staff or student community member who volunteer their knowledge, time and communication abilities to help student respondents or complainants understand and navigate the student conduct process and procedures. A Procedural Advisor may be requested by submitting the form at uco.edu/PArequest.
The Educational Records Release PDF is used for students who would like their records to be released to limited parties, as detailed in the form.
Each student, who attends the University of Central Oklahoma, assumes an obligation to obey all university policies and regulations made by the university, to preserve faithfully all property provided by the State for his or her education, and to discharge such duties as a student with diligence, fidelity, and honor. Furthermore, each student is expected to exemplify, on and off campus, the characteristics that comprise the following core values of the University of Central Oklahoma.
- Character: Demonstrating honesty, keeping commitment, behaving in a respectful manner and displaying trustworthiness.
- Community: Developing good rapport with key elements of the community, promoting citizenship, which includes civic virtues and duties that prescribe how one should behave as part of a community.
- Civility: Being open to others' ideas and opinions, being courteous when speaking to others, being considerate of the feelings and thoughts of others and tolerant.
The Committee on Student Conduct hears and considers the appeals of students who have been accused of, or found responsible for, violating the University of Central Oklahoma Code of Student Conduct. Generally, this committee of faculty members and students hears and considers appeals from students that have received sanctions that consist of one of the following:
- Temporary Suspension;
- [Class] Credit Recession; or,
- Degree Revocation.
Integrity Week is a week sponsored by the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution to support students who take the pledge to, "I pledge to live with integrity. I will not cheat or take credit for the work or ideas of others. I will be responsible, honest and demonstrate good character in all I say and do."
Student applicants who have indicated on their admissions application they have been charged or convicted of one or more felony crimes will be directed to the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution, which facilitates the Student Applicant Review Board process. Additionally, student applicants who have indicated on their UCO admissions application that they have been suspended, expelled or placed on probation at a post-secondary college or university will be directed to the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law enacted in 1974 that affords students certain rights concerning their student educational records. It is also known as the “Buckley Amendment.” The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. The Office of the Registrar serves as the official custodian of FERPA guidelines. All questions or concerns regarding FERPA issues should be routed to this office.
An internship with the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution) is an unpaid position intended to be mutually beneficial. In order to provide the best possible experience for all parties, a placement process has been established. Any student who desires to be considered for an internship the Office of Student Accountability and Conflict Resolution must agree to the terms and complete the process.