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a specific statement of the facts constituting the alleged violation, and will direct the
student(s) to contact the Dean of Students Office to schedule a Procedural Interview
with the Hearing Officer within five business days of the notice. The notice will also
include a copy of the Student Code of Conduct and/or the web address of the code.
12.3 
An extension to the requirement to schedule a meeting with the Hearing
Officer within a five business day period may be granted by the Hearing Officer for
good cause.
12.4 
Students who fail to schedule the Procedural Interview within the five
business day period outlined in Item 6.1 will be considered to have elected to proceed
in the Student Disciplinary Procedures with a Disciplinary Conference.
12.5 
If the sanction for a confirmed violation of the Code of Conduct is to suspend
or expel the student, the sanction takes effect from the date of the interim suspension.
13.
Interim No Contact Orders
The Dean of Students or designee may immediately issue a no contact order on an
interim basis prior to a hearing if it is believed necessary to protect a person’s safety
and/or preserve a safe environment. A no contact order prohibits a student’s or a
student organization’s contact with a specific individual or individuals.
14.
Withholding of Transcripts, Grades, Diploma, or Degree
The Dean of Students or designee may withhold an official transcript, grade,
diploma, or degree of a student alleged to have committed a violation of a University
of Houston rule and/or the Prohibited Conduct Section of the Student Code of
Conduct. The Dean of Students or designee may take such action pending a Hearing
Board hearing or Disciplinary Conference, and/or the exhaustion of the student’s
appellate rights.
15.
Counseling Referrals
The Hearing Officer may refer any student who exhibits behavior that interferes with
the student’s normal functioning to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
or the University Health Center. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) or
the University Health Center may, with written permission of the student, discuss
the results of the referral with the Hearing Officer. The student may refuse to attend
a session with CAPS or the University Health Center without penalty at which time
the disciplinary process will continue as if no referral were made.
16.
Reporting at the Request of the Dean of Students
A request to meet with or respond to the Dean of Students or designee shall be
heeded by all students. The request of the Dean of Students or designee shall have