Off-campus conduct affects a substantial University interest. A substantial University interest is defined to include:
- Any situation where it appears that the student’s conduct may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of him/herself or others; and/or
- Any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property or achievements of self or others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or
- Any situation that is detrimental to the educational mission and/or interests of Washburn University;
There is no time limit on reporting violations of the Student Conduct Code; however, the longer someone waits to report an offense, the harder it becomes for University officials to obtain information and witness statements and to make determinations regarding alleged violations.
Though anonymous complaints are permitted, doing so may limit Washburn University’s ability to investigate and respond to a complaint. Those who are aware of misconduct are encouraged to report it as quickly as possible to the Office of Student Life (785-670-2100) and/or to the Washburn University Police Department (785-670-1153).
A responding student facing an alleged violation of the Student Conduct Code will not cause an investigation to be terminated by withdrawing from the University. A responding student who does withdraw will still be given the same notice and opportunity to participate in the investigation as though he/she were still a student at Washburn.
University email is Washburn University’s primary means of communication with students. Students are responsible for all communication delivered to their University email address.