Announcements

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices will be closed until further notice in support of JMU’s efforts to promote the health and safety of our campus community regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Normal operating hours for the university are now: Monday-Thursday – 8am-5pm, and Friday – 8am-12pm. While this means our physical office will not be open for in-person meetings, our staff continue to work remotely and will monitor email and office voicemail on a regular basis. Please contact us in the following ways if you require assistance:

  • Accountability Process – any student who has received an alleged violation of university policy should check their JMU email for more information regarding an online Administrative Case Review.  Additional questions can be directed to osarp@jmu.edu. If you have a pending Accountability Board Case Review, please check your email for more information; additional questions can be directed to osarpaccountabilityboards@jmu.edu.
  • Technical Difficulties – if you experience technical difficulties during an online Administrative Case Review, please contact osarp@jmu.edu
  • Sexual Misconduct Accountability Process – all Parties should continue checking their JMU email for more information and can contact their Advisor through email with questions.
  • Sanction Completion – if you have an outstanding sanction or educational program/workshop to complete, please check your JMU email for more information. Additional questions can be directed to osarp-programs@jmu.edu.
  • University Disciplinary Record Checks – if you are a student, staff member, or investigator who requires a record check to be completed by our office, please contact us at osarp@jmu.edu and attach the documentation you need completed. We will work to accommodate all record checks within one week of receipt.
  • Reporting Party Advising – any JMU student believes they have experienced an alleged violation of university policy committed by a JMU student should contact our office at osarp@jmu.edu to schedule an advising appointment.
  • Faculty/Staff Reporting – if you are a faculty/staff member at the university and would like to speak with someone about alleged violations of university policy committed by a JMU student, please contact osarp@jmu.edu. If your issue is related to an Honor Code violation at JMU, please visit https://www.jmu.edu/honorcode/code.shtml to report that behavior.

The Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices will communicate with students primarily through their JMU email and will provide additional updates on our website as information becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact our office at osarp@jmu.edu or 540-568-6218. Voicemails will be checked regularly throughout the business day, but email is the preferred form of communication.

Stay safe and Go Dukes!

Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

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.

Academic Resources Student Life Resources Safety Resources

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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