I've been reported for misconduct
If someone has reported you for misconduct, you should prepare yourself for the next steps and understand your rights, the process and how to seek advice.
When the Office of Student Conduct receives a complaint of misconduct, it looks at the circumstances and the severity of the alleged conduct to determine whether the case should be referred for investigation.
Investigation and interview
If an investigation is undertaken:
- we’ll contact you to let you know, and request that you attend a meeting or panel hearing
- before the interview or hearing, we’ll provide you with materials that set out the allegations.
- you’ll be invited to provide a written response. You need to provide this to the Office at least four days before the interview or hearing
- you’ll be given the opportunity to attend an interview or hearing. It’s not compulsory to attend but it provides you with an important opportunity to tell your side of the story. You can take a support person with you, including a representative from your student association
Depending on the result of the investigation, a panel hearing may be set.
The panel hearing
If the allegations are of a serious nature, the matter will be dealt with by a misconduct panel hearing.
Outcomes and penalties
You’ll usually be told of the outcome of the hearing on the day. There are a range of penalties that can be applied if the allegations are found to be true. For details, see outcomes and penalties.
You can seek help through the many free support services provided at Monash, including advocacy, counselling, housing and financial support.