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2. How will I know if my student is subject to University disciplinary action?

The OJA will generally not contact parents to notify them about a disciplinary issue their student is having unless there is a specific concern about the student’s safety or the student’s disciplin


1. How can I learn how my student is doing?

The best approach is to discuss your student's status with your son or daughter directly. Communicating with young adults isn't easy and they are not always as forthcoming as you might like. The college years are a period of remarkable growth and maturation, and students' ability and willingness to share information and insights usually grows, particularly as they acquire the confidence that comes with assuming greater responsibility for their own lives.


19.Will the appeal officer accept letters of character?

It is not necessary to submit character reference letters unless the person writing on your behalf has direct information about the actual incident that was not originally submitted as part of the


18.What does the appeals process entail?

The appeal is considered a review of the record and the process, not a new hearing. Therefore, the appeal officer will not conduct an in-person meeting.  Appeals should be typed and submitted electronically.  Specific instruction is provided on the outcome letter if a student is found responsible. 

There are three grounds upon which a review of a decision of responsible may be made:


17.Will this go on my record?

A student's record in this case is their judicial file. Many students believe that a judicial record equates to your transcript however, this is not the case.


16.Will this go on my transcript?

A transcript notation may be placed on a student’s transcript if the student has been expelled.


15.Can I have the violation expunged from my record?

No. Columbia College and Columbia Engineering do not have a policy regarding expunging a students' records.



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