Disciplinary records may be expunged early by the Dean of Students or her/his designee for good cause, upon written request of a student who has a disciplinary record. With rare exception, most student conduct records are retained for four years from the notice of the final outcome or until graduation, whichever occurs first.
Disciplinary records retained for less than 120 days or designated as “permanent” will not be expunged without unusual and compelling justification. Please allow up to ten (10) business days for your request to be processed. Once granted, expunged files will be removed from active disciplinary records and shredded, leaving the student with no disciplinary record.
How long is a conduct record maintained on file?
In most cases, the Center for Student Conduct will retain individual student conduct recordsThe Center for Student Conduct will retain student discipline records according to the following schedule:
- In cases where the final disposition is dismissal from the University, denial or revocation of a degree, and/or withdrawal of a diploma, the records will be retained indefinitely.
- Records which are subject to maintenance under the Campus Security Act (also known as the Jeanne Clery Act) may be retained for seven (7) years from the date of the notice of final disposition.
- Student discipline records in all other cases are retained for four (4) years from the date of the notice of final disposition or until graduation (whichever comes first).
When there have been repeated violations of the Code of Student Conduct, all student discipline records pertaining to an individual student will be retained for four (4) years or graduation (seven (7) years for cases which fall under the Clery Act) from the date of the final disposition in the most recent case. Disciplinary records may be retained for longer periods of time or permanently, if so specified in the sanction.