II. Jurisdiction of the COD

A. The COD shall consider any complaint brought to its attention by anyone against an MIT student or former student for conduct that occurred while the individual was a student at MIT.

B. The COD shall consider any complaint brought to its attention by anyone against a student organization or former student organization for conduct that occurred while the student organization held recognized status at MIT.

C. The COD Chair may agree to resolve a complaint through informal methods through the OSC, if appropriate and agreed to by the person filing the complaint. In all cases, the COD Chair will review each complaint on a case-by-case basis to determine if the complaint is appropriate for an Institute process. If so, the Chair will determine what available Institute process is most appropriate.

D. Off-campus misconduct may be a basis for MIT disciplinary action if the Institute considers that such alleged misconduct may have violated Institute policy and expectations of civility, integrity, and respect. The Chair of the COD will determine, on a case-by-case basis, if it is appropriate to address a complaint of this kind.

E. A Complainant, in consultation with the OSC, may attempt a resolution through informal methods of dispute resolution, if approved by the COD Chair.

F. Other case resolution bodies may be empowered by the COD to resolve specific cases. These resolution bodies receive their authority from the Chair and should regularly review their functioning and cases with the COD. Unless otherwise specified, these resolution bodies will operate under the COD rules.

G. The Institute expects students to engage appropriately with the discipline process and considers sanctions assigned by the COD to be required components of the student’s education.  The COD and the Office of Student Conduct have the authority to place registration, transcript, and graduation holds in order to require students to attend meetings related to the COD process, enforce sanctions, respond to past due sanctions, and otherwise effect the COD’s purpose.


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