Here are the supports and resources in place to assist you.
- Speak with your college registrar. Don’t feel embarrassed, your registrar is there to help you.
- Respond quickly to meeting requests and invitations. Responding quickly demonstrates that you take your schooling seriously, that you recognize the significance of this meeting, and that resolving this issue is important to you.
- Be honest with yourself and those you’re meeting with. If you have engaged in an offence, you will likely have to face consequences, but your willingness to take responsibility reflects well on you and may have a positive impact on the outcome. Being untruthful, on the other hand, could delay resolution and result in additional allegations of misconduct (such as misrepresentation).
- Come prepared. Bring all necessary documentation to the meeting with your professor or chair’s designate. If you are experiencing challenging circumstances (like a personal illness or family difficulties), although it may explain your actions, it may not be accepted as a valid excuse.
Keep in mind that your instructor cannot impose a penalty – they are required to forward a matter to the department chair and you will be asked to meet with the appropriate person to mediate the issue.