Conduct Violation

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lschhope111
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Conduct Violation

Postby lschhope111 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:04 pm

I actually just remembered this happened in my undergrad and I'm kind of freaking out about it. One night, My roommates and I had some people over to our apartment. Some folks brought alcohol and it turned into your run of the mill party. We were of legal age but there were some sophomores and juniors who weren't. We were written up and had to go to a disciplinary hearing but there was no punishment other than probation. It never happened before or after that again. Is this a big red flag if I explain what happened in an addendum? My university said it won't be because I never had another violation. What do you think?

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North
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Re: Conduct Violation

Postby North » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:11 am

lschhope111 wrote: Is this a big red flag if I explain what happened in an addendum?
You are required to disclose. It's not a big deal at all, so long as you don't try to hide it.

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Re: Conduct Violation

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:34 am

Did you call your university and determine that this was part of your student record? Many on campus housing systems have their own disciplinary process separate from the University's judicial system. Minor housing policy violations are often handled within the residence hall system, and thus dont affect your standing with the university.

At my school, if you were busted by your RA, you just dealt with the "Residence Life Coordinator," unless it was something extreme. But if you were busted by the campus police, perhaps drunkenly urinating on the library, you had to deal with the University through the Office of Judicial Affairs, which would then become part of your record. Campus cop = affects student record, RA = no record.

If your university doesn't differentiate between the two, and you determine that this event is on your record, then you'll have to disclose because it would be considered a "university sanction." Honestly, it wont affect you either way. drinking a beer in your own home at the age of 21 isn't a "red flag."

Depending upon what schools you apply to, you may have to submit a deans letter (letter from school detailing event) with your application. Columbia, Stanford, Duke, Cornell, and NYU require this.

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Re: Conduct Violation

Postby beggingocean1 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:55 am

WhiskeynCoke wrote:Did you call your university and determine that this was part of your student record? Many on campus housing systems have their own disciplinary process separate from the University's judicial system. Minor housing policy violations are often handled within the residence hall system, and thus dont affect your standing with the university.


No.

You need to disclose it. If the bar finds out about it and you didn't disclose it to your school, and the information conflicts, you can be in BIG trouble and could definitely seriously delay admittance.

I had a very similar situation, didn't tell it to my school, and later found out I should have. Luckily I caught it early enough to a) not cause problems with my school and b) not have it mess up applying for the bar. Like the other posters said, it's really not a big deal and won't affect admissions.

lschhope111
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Re: Conduct Violation

Postby lschhope111 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:05 pm

Great, thanks for the info. I phoned the dean and she said it would be on my record but it would only say, "Hosted event where alcohol was served." I have written a letter of disclosure for the schools that require it so hopefully it shouldn't be an issue. I guess most admissions staff understand that it's college and these things happen.

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Re: Conduct Violation

Postby alwayssunnyinfl » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:14 pm

lschhope111 wrote:Great, thanks for the info. I phoned the dean and she said it would be on my record but it would only say, "Hosted event where alcohol was served." I have written a letter of disclosure for the schools that require it so hopefully it shouldn't be an issue. I guess most admissions staff understand that it's college and these things happen.

Yeah, it's a lot better than bringing a cell phone to the LSAT.




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