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COVID-19

If the UMBC Campus is temporarily closed, and/or if the staff required to keep the office open are directed to work remotely, the following essential services will be maintained:

  • Pre-Hearings and Hearings will proceed as scheduled, using WebEx meetings as an alternative to in-person meetings. Student Conduct and Community Standards will initiate the WebEx meetings via links in the UMBC Google calendaring software.
  • Appeals will proceed as scheduled, using WebEx meetings as an alternative to in-person meetings.
  • Student parking appeals will not be processed when the campus is closed or staff are working remotely. As of March 11, 2020, the Student Parking Appeals Board was “caught up” and the number of new appeals is expected to be minimal while students are away from campus. Parking Services may opt to resolve student parking appeals administratively during this time frame.
  • Student- or staff-initiated meetings can continue via WebEx.
  • Background checks by external stakeholders can be submitted to conduct@umbc.edu with a copy of a signed consent form and a copy of the investigators credentials. Responses to both “negative” and “positive” disciplinary record checks can be expected within one business day and follow-up inquiries by investigators will be conducted by phone. Internal stakeholders (university officials with a legitimate need-to-know) can submit background check requests to conduct@umbc.edu and expect a response within one business day.
  • Admission with prior discipline interviews will be scheduled through conduct@umbc.edu and conducted via telephone.
  • Expungement requests can continue to be filed at https://conduct.umbc.edu/resources/petition-to-expunge-records/ and will be addressed in due course
  • The Student Conduct and Community Standards website will be updated with the latest information regarding service levels and business continuity plans. The conduct@umbc.edu e-mail account will be monitored remotely and e-mail inquiries will receive a timely response.
  • Telephone inquiries via voice mail message will be reviewed and receive a response within one business day.
  • Hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. will be maintained remotely. Service levels will be maintained at the highest level possible, with allowances for the two staff vacancies that currently exist.