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 student or student organization 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 SCCE will contact the alleged student or student organization. The alleged student or student organization will be called to participate in an informal meeting 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 or student organization can elect an Administrative Hearing.
An Administrative hearing is usually the Vice President for Student Affairs that reviews the case information and determines if student or student organization violated the TAMIU Student Code of Conduct. If student or student organization 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 956.326.2280.
Below is a list of flow charts that may assist you in the student conduct process.
A University complaint can be filed against any student or student organization, or 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.
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.
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.
It is important that you become familiar with the student conduct process and the Student Handbook. For more information go to the TAMIU Student Handbook.
An email notification will be sent to your TAMIU student email with the date, time and location of the informal meeting. If you are unable to attend, or anticipate being late, it is imperative that you call the Office of Student Affairs at (956) 326.2280 to reschedule. Notice that failure to attend meeting can result in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
The informal meeting is the process to allow our student to discuss the incident in which you were alleged involved. The student will be asked to give names of witnesses that might assist in the resolution of the allegation brought forward.
Although it is understandable that you may feel some stress prior to and during your informal meeting, we ask that you always make an effort to be courteous and professional throughout the process. It is important to trust and understand the student conduct process as the intent is to resolve the disciplinary or academic allegation in an educational manner.
It is important that you become familiar with the student conduct process and the Student Handbook prior to attending a hearing. For more information, go to the TAMIU Student Handbook.
An email notification will be sent to your TAMIU student email with the date, time and location of the hearing. Make sure to arrive on time. Notice that failure to attend hearing will not result in the cancellation of hearing, and a decision will be rendered with the informational available. Be prepared to answer specific questions from the panels regarding the incident in question in an honest and clear manner. You will be required to sign an Honesty Statement Form, prior to the hearing.
You have the right to have an advisor during the student conduct process. The role of the advisor is to assist you while preparing for the hearing. He/she may attend hearing; however, the advisor may not speak on behalf of the alleged student. Advisors are asked to stay quiet and act in a respectful manner, as he/she may be asked to leave if disruption occurs.
Dress appropriately by avoiding over casual attire (e.g., hats, sandals, short shorts, spaghetti straps, etc.).
Do your best to relax and trust that the panel will be objective with the matter. Be courteous and professional throughout the process as the intention is to resolve the allegation in an educational manner.
Notice: Academic appeals differ from disciplinary. For more information on academic appeals, go to the Student Handbook.
If the student or student organization is found responsible by an Administrative hearing process, the student or student organization has five (5) University business days to submit in writing the intent to appeal the finding.
When an appeal has been filed, the VP of Student Success and or designee will determine whether the grounds for appeal merit a hearing.
The appeal must be based on one or more of the following:
After receiving the written request for an appeal, the VP of Student Success may:
After the committee reviews the case at the request of the VP of Student Success, the committee decision is final.
Appeals due to suspension will be assessed by the VP of Student Success and or designee for reconsideration of admission to University.
Notice: Academic appeals differ from disciplinary. For more information on academic appeals, go to the Student Handbook - Classroom Behavior & Academic Disputes.
To appeal please click here.
As adopted by the A&M System, disciplinary records are kept for a minimum of seven years; except, in the case where student was suspended or expelled from the University. Those records will be retained for life.