Threats of possible violence are routed to the Harper Early Alert Team (HEAT) for
their review and action. If it appears that a student may have violated a College
policy, the student conduct process and/or a campus investigation can be initiated.
If so, the student is notified of the receipt of the complaint and is asked to meet
with the Student Conduct Officer to discuss the incident. Most cases are resolved
informally through this meeting, if the Student Conduct Officer and the accused student
can reach agreement about what happened, and if the student is willing to accept responsibility
and any appropriate sanctions.
In cases where the student chooses not to participate, or where agreement is not reached,
the case will proceed to a campus hearing. You will be able to present your information
in the hearing and the panel will decide if there was a violation and if the student
should receive any sanctions because of it. The student will be able to participate
in this process, as he/she has a right to respond to the information in the conduct
Please be aware that the College does not tolerate retaliation of any form, and if
you have any concerns for your physical safety you are encouraged to communicate those
to the Student Conduct officer.