The office of Student Conduct is part of the Division of Student Affairs and Institutional Relations at Prairie View A&M University. Our Mission is to create an effective living and learning environment by designing policies such as the Student Conduct Code, providing a disciplinary process and conducting programs that foster ethical development, personal accountability and civility toward others.
For the convenience of students, The Office of Student Conduct provides:
According to federal regulations, the son or daughter must sign a release of information before it is legal to share information about the case in question with a parent or guardian.
No. The Student Conduct office relies on the standard of “preponderance of the evidence” and the Student Conduct Code. Criminal charges rely on the standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt” and statues created by law.
The hearing proceeds without the student. The Student Conduct Hearing Board reviews the charges decides whether the student was in violation of the Student Conduct Code, and issues sanctions, if appropriate.
What if the student does not agree with the sanction?
He or she can appeal the decision in writing within five days after receiving notification of the Student Conduct Board decision. See the Student Conduct Code for rules of appeal.
It is the goal of the Office of Student Conduct to turn infractions of the Code into and educational experience and to promote positive behavior and personal responsibility.
Any person may file a complaint against a student or organization for misconduct. The complaint must be prepared in writing, signed, and directed to the Office of Student Conduct. All complaints should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place.
As a public institution of higher education, Prairie View A&M University seeks to advance knowledge, promote scholarship, and create an environment conducive to the intellectual and personal growth and development of all of its students. In keeping with these aims, the University recognizes student rights detailed in the Student Conduct Code.
Lack of knowledge of a rule is not an excuse for misconduct. Every student is responsible for knowing the rules and regulations of the university, so it is important for you to read your Student Handbook. If you are unsure about any policies, ask for clarification.
An accused student has the right to consult an advisor of his/her choice before and during any conference or hearing. Advisors are not permitted to speak or to participate directly in any hearing or conference.
If a student is found responsible for violating the Student Conduct Code and fails to respond to directions from the Student Conduct Officer relative to completing a sanction(s), a $25.00 non-compliance fine will be imposed, a hold will be placed upon the student’s university record, and he or she may face additional disciplinary action.
For procedural information and general advice, talk to Ms. Denise Simmons, Student Conduct Officer. She is located in Evans Hall, room 308 or call the Office of Student Conduct at (936) 261-3524.