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Violation of Law

Violation of any local, state or federal law. Criminal or civil decision is not a necessary prerequisite for a disciplinary decision nor is it necessary that criminal or civil charges be lodged against the student either before or after a university decision.   Therefore, action taken in a civil or criminal court does not free the student of responsibility for the same conduct in a university proceeding.  A student participating in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program or any similar alternative diversionary program applied by the courts is still considered to be in violation of this standard and accountable for a conduct violation.