OSCR’s processes are fully independent of any court-related processes or outcomes. The courts have consistently recognized the distinct differences between a university dispute resolution process and the criminal justice process.
Per the Statement: “The University has an enduring commitment to provide students with a balanced and fair system of dispute resolution. Accordingly, this Statement will not deprive students of the appropriate due process protections to which they are entitled. This Statement is one of the University's administrative procedures and should not be equated with procedures used in civil or criminal court.”