Parent & Family Information
The student conduct process works best when parents and the university work as partners. You can play an important role by providing support to the student, while also holding the student accountable to family expectations and university standards.
If your student was notified of an alleged violation, that means that the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards received information indicating your student may have violated the Student Code of Conduct and needs to schedule an appointment with the assigned hearing officer to discuss the allegation.
When students violate a university regulation, they are subject to the student conduct process, regardless of whether or not their conduct also violates the law. The student conduct process is independent from legal processes occurring off campus and can proceed before, during, or after any legal process.
Any behavior that distinctly and adversely affects the university's pursuit of its recognized educational purposes, regardless of the location, may be addressed under the Student Code of Conduct. This concern extends to off-campus student behavior that adversely affects the student's academic performance, safety, or the safety of others.
Official conduct records are created when students are found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct. This record may be destroyed upon graduation or after two years from the student's last date of attendance at the University of Nebraska Omaha, unless they are under suspension or expulsion from the university.
The Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA) does not allow the university to share student information with a parent without first having a signed release from the student. Students are encouraged to share information with their parents and it is the student's responsibility to initiate that conversation.
Release of Information
There are many graduate and professional schools, study abroad programs, and employers that require individuals to sign a release of information form to request information from the university regarding any conduct history. Any records of the individual being found responsible for one or more violations of the Student Code of Conduct are summarized and provided to the requesting party.