Individual disciplinary files that contain cases that have suspension or expulsion as a final outcome shall be kept permanently on file. All other individual files shall be kept for seven years after any sanctions expire unless they are expunged (as described below).
Students may request to have their disciplinary record expunged under the
conditions listed below. Expungement shall be at the sole discretion of the Director of the Office of Student Conduct and shall require the entire record to be expunged or none of it to be expunged (i.e. no partial expungements shall be allowed). Conditions include:
- Application for expungement shall occur only upon completion of all degree requirements and attainment of a degree.
- Expungement may occur only for students who have sanctions other than suspension or expulsion and whose violations were determined to have not threatened or endangered the health or safety of any person. Students who have been suspended or expelled are not eligible for expungement.
- Expungement decisions shall be made based on obvious long-term improvement in behavior, or lack thereof, (e.g., no violations of the student code for two or more consecutive semesters prior to graduation), and/or evidence, or lack thereof, of cooperation in previous student judicial matters, and/or any other reasonable factor.