If your own behavior has been in violation of the policies of the University, and if you desire a change in your heart and behavior, you are encouraged to take the initiative to discuss the behavior of concern with a member of the Student Life staff (Resident Director, Associate Dean of Student Life, or Dean of Students) and your choice of faculty/staff member, counselor, or coach. Upon proactively addressing the problem (not confessing in response to a potential or actual disciplinary inquiry), it may be defined at this point as a personal problem and may become exempt from disciplinary action.
The Personal Growth Initiative is designed to assist students who initiate contact with the people listed above. Counseling or other means of addressing the problem may be required as a part of the Growth Initiative. If your behavior persists, despite the initiation of the Growth Initiative, you may be subject to discipline. If you have been confronted by Faculty and staff about the issue and did not initiate contact for help, the Personal Growth Initiative is no longer available to you, and will be subject to the disciplinary action phase.