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A victim does not have to be a member of the University community; guests or visitors may also be victims. When an incident occurs off-campus, even if the victim is not a member of the University community, the victim may have the right to file a complaint with Office of Student Conduct. This is possible when the behavior is considered to have a substantial University interest, or in other words, the student is likely to endanger others, repeat the behavior, or interfere with the educational process and operation of the University.

Most Code of Conduct violations involve a potential victim so the following list does not cover all possibilities. The most common offenses against others are:


Victims have rights and the Office of Student Conduct has a responsibility to protect those rights like:


In the event of a hearing, the victim also has these rights:

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