75 NSU STUDENT HANDBOOK 2023-24 3.2.2. The Student Conduct Officer shall make an initial determination whether the allegations, if true, would violate the Student Code. If the Student Conduct Officer determines that the allegations, if true, would violate the Student Code, the Student Conduct Officer shall conduct a pre-investigation inquiry to determine whether the allegations are credible. This process may include speaking with witnesses and reviewing any documentation. 220.127.116.11. The Student Conduct Officer must not have any actual or reasonably perceived conflicts of interest and biases for or against any party involved in the initial complaint. If the institution determines that an actual or reasonably perceived conflict of interest does exist, another individual must lead the investigation on behalf of the institution. 18.104.22.168. As to off-campus conduct, the Student Conduct Officer shall determine whether the incident adversely affects the institution, any organizations, members of the institutional community, or the pursuit of their lawful objectives. 22.214.171.124. Allegations of Academic Misconduct that are not informally resolved pursuant to Board Policy 2:33 will enter the student conduct process here. 126.96.36.199. Allegations of Human Rights Violations that are not informally resolved pursuant to Board Policy 1:18 will enter the student conduct process here. 3.2.3. If the Student Conduct Officer determines that either (i) the allegations, if true, would not violate the Student Code or (ii) that the allegations are not credible, then the Student Conduct Officer should inform the complainant of this determination and inform the complainant that the allegations may be re- submitted should additional information become available. 3.2.4. If the Student Conduct Officer determines that the allegations, if true, would violate the Student Code and determines that the allegations are credible and will be investigated, the Student Conduct Officer shall provide written notice to the respondent within fifteen (15) days of receiving the report of alleged misconduct or notification from the Faculty Member of the need to address alleged Academic Misconduct through the Student Code. 3.2.5. The written notice to the respondent must include the following: • The alleged behavior that would be a violation of the Student Code; • The date and location of the alleged behavior; • The section(s) of the Student Code alleged to have been violated; • The name of the complainant; • A time to meet with the Student Conduct Officer to provide the respondent with the opportunity to give his/her account of the incident leading to the allegation of misconduct; • Information about the right to have an advisor present throughout the student conduct process; • Information about both the informal and formal resolution processes; • A time for a hearing to occur no earlier than ten (10), and no later than twenty (20), days after this written notice is deemed received to address any alleged violations that are not informally resolved; • The minimum time limit may be waived by the respondent. • The maximum time limit may be extended at the discretion of the Student Conduct Officer.