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OSARP places alleged policy violation(s) for a student who has allegedly violated any of the university policies found in the Standards and Policies section of the JMU Student Handbook. Each policy is outlined with specific details of what constitutes a violation.

Any JMU student, faculty, or staff member believing that a student has violated a university policy may bring an alleged policy violation by giving relevant details of the alleged violation to OSARP. If a case is reported by a non-JMU person, it may be considered for adjudication if it follows the guidelines listed in the “Jurisdiction” section of the Student Handbook. Faculty/staff are also encouraged to consult our “Faculty & Staff Resources” page for more information on addressing disruptive student behavior before reporting an alleged violation to OSARP.

To report an alleged violation of university policy, please contact our office.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct or Sexual Harassment

Individuals who want to report alleged violation(s) of Sexual Misconduct or Sexual Harrassment, or want to learn more about their options should contact Title IX Office.

Reporting a Crime

If you believe a crime has been committed against you or someone in the JMU Community, please contact JMU Public Safety immediately at 540-568-6911 or visit the Public Safety website.

Our office is also separate from the criminal process and our staff members are not lawyers. For legal support, refer to the VA state bar referral service at (800) 552-7977.

Honor Council: Academic Violations

An OSARP alleged policy violation should not to be confused with an academic Honor Code violation. Honor Code violations are specified in the Honor Code and seen by the Honor Council. For more information regarding the Honor Code, please visit the Honor Council website.

Reporting Party Advising

OSARP is one of several resources available to students who have experienced an alleged violation of university policy. Examples include, but are not limited to:

OSARP staff can serve as advisers to Reporting Parties; they can meet with a Reporting Party and review their rights, explain the Accountability Process, explain Restorative Practices, and present additional options for reporting the alleged incident. A Reporting Party is not required to pursue an OSARP process after their meeting; it is simply a way for a Reporting Party to ensure they have the information and resources necessary to understand their options and decide if pursuing an alleged policy violation is the right decision for them.

To schedule a meeting, please contact our office.

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