The Student Conduct Process
The Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement (SCCE) is the responsible entity to adjudicate cases alleging violations of the Student Code of Conduct by students of Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).
Once a complaint is filed with the SCCE, the Director of Student Conduct and Community Engagement will determine whether or not the complaint brought forward by a member of the University community demonstrates sufficient evidence of misconduct to merit further investigation and/or initiation the student conduct process.
Upon determining that a complaint merits further investigation, the director of SCCE will contact the alleged student. The alleged student will be called to participate in a administrative conference with the Director of Student Conduct and Community Engagement to discuss the allegation(s) and determine whether a violation occurred. If a violation occurred, student can elect an administrative hearing or accept responsibility of charge and waive rights to a hearing. If student elects to waive right to hearing, the director of SCCE will proceed with the sanction process.
An administrative hearing is usually the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs that reviews the case information and determines if student violated the TAMIU Student Code of Conduct. If student is found responsible, sanctions are imposed by VP for Student Affairs.
For more information on the student conduct process, visit the office located in Student Center 226 or call 956.326.2286.
Below is a list of flow charts that may assist you in the student conduct process.
How to File a Complaint
A University complaint can be filed against any student by any member of the University community. A student, faculty member, or staff member may file a complaint by clicking here. The complaint will be forwarded to the SCCE for review.
When filing a complaint, it is very important that all documentation and other evidence associated with the complaint (e.g., Department of Public Safety reports, police reports, or witness statements) be included. More than one complaint can be filed regarding the same incident. It is absolutely necessary that all complaint forms be submitted as soon as possible. The complaint form will be considered complete only when it is submitted by the complainant.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Texas A&M International University is an academic community and it is the policy that all faculty, administrators, staff, and students conduct themselves in a manner that does not compromise the values, integrity, reputation, and public trust of this University.
- A student shall have the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas, and there shall be no university rule or administrative rule that in any way abridges the rights of freedom of speech, expression, petition and peaceful assembly as set forth in the U.S. Constitution.
- Each student shall have the right to participate in all areas and activities of the university, free from any form of discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
- A student has the right to personal privacy except as otherwise provided by law, and this will be observed by students and university authorities alike.
- Each student shall be free from disciplinary action by university officials for violations of civil and criminal law off campus, except when such a violation is determined also to be a violation of the provision regarding off-campus conduct in the Student Code of Conduct.
Each student subject to disciplinary action arising from violations of university student rules shall be assured a fundamentally fair process. At all student conduct hearings, an accused student shall be assumed not responsible until proven responsible, and, in initial student conduct hearings, the burden of proof shall rest with those bringing the charges. In all proceedings, the student shall be guaranteed a fundamentally fair process.
- A student has the responsibility to respect the rights and property of others, including other students, the faculty and the administration.
- A student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with the published University Student Rules and to comply with them and the laws of the land.
- A student has the responsibility to recognize that student actions reflect upon the individuals involved and upon the entire university community.
- A student has the responsibility to recognize the University's obligation to provide an environment for learning.
Disciplinary Record Retention (Sect. 06.218.10)
As adopted by the A&M System, disciplinary records are kept after graduation or last date of attendance plus 5 yeas.
Related Institutional Goals/Principles
|Imperative 1: Students||1.2 Increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.|
|1.3 Prepare students for successful leadership roles.|
|1.4 Engage students in activities that enrich their lives.|
|1.5 Provide programs and services that support established student outcomes.|
|Undergraduate Learning Principle 2: Respective and Expressive Communication Skills|
|Undergraduate Learning Principle 3: Integration and Application of Knowledge|