Court Proceedings Outside of the University


  1. University student conduct proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with conduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and this Student Code of Conduct, without regard to the pendency of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under this Student Code of Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off campus at the discretion of the Dean of Students. Determinations made or sanctions imposed under this Student Code of Conduct shall not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violation of University rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant.
  2. Any admission of guilt, responsibility or statement against the student’s interest made by a student at off-campus proceedings shall be conclusive for University purposes.
  3. A verdict of guilty, a plea of guilty, a plea of no contest (nolo contendere) or similar plea in a court of law by a charged student will operate as a conclusive finding that the student is “responsible” for the purpose of FAU student conduct proceedings.
  4. The University may amend its charge(s) based on information obtained through an outside proceeding when that information is relevant to activity adversely affecting the University Community.

 Last Modified 1/23/15