Our Philosophy

The Office of Student Accountability & Restorative Practices approaches student conduct from an educational, developmental and restorative perspective. Inherent in the University’s accountability process is the commitment to serve, equally, all involved parties in an unbiased and fair manner.

When a student has their rights violated and/or fails to meet prescribed responsibilities, as in society at large, consequences will follow. The Student Accountabilty office is commissioned with the task of detailing the rights and responsibilities of students, reviewing cases involving disciplinary matters and, when necessary, imposing sanctions for violations in accordance with the policies laid out in the JMU Student Handbook

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A JMU Community Resource

The Office of Student Accountability & Restorative Practices has an open-door policy for anyone who has been harmed and wishes to consult about the accountability process or discuss conflict resolution options. In the case of an immediately dangerous situation, students are encouraged to call the police.

Campus Resources

The Office of Student Accountability & Restorative Practices strives to partner with the JMU and Harrisonburg communities. Many times students enter our office with questions regarding other offices on campus or in Harrisonburg. We've linked some of the most commonly asked about resources below for your convienence.

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                Petition to Appeal Form

Responding Parties in the Accountability Process* have the right to submit a written appeal of the decision or recommendation rendered at an Accountability Board Case Review within four days of the Accountability Board Case Review. To submit an appeal, follow the instructions outlined on the Petition to Appeal and submit your appeal to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices via hard copy during business hours or electronically to ohgrenrr@jmu.edu.

Appeals must be submitted directly by the Responding Party and must be received by 11:59pm on the date stated as the deadline for the submission of the appeal to be considered.

The Associate Dean of Student will evaluate the submitted appeal and determine if an Appeal Review will be granted; appeals that do not meet the stated criteria for appeals will be denied.

For more information on the Accountability Process click here or contact the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices.

*Submission of appeals in the Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process are coordinated through the advisors for the Responding Party and Reporting Party and do not use this form.

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