EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is talking more about the process of investigating cases like the one involving UO basketball players Brandon Austin, Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson.
University of Oregon Vice President of Student Affairs Robin Holmes says she can’t comment on when the university first knew about this alleged case.
Holmes did speak generally about how the university handles similar cases.
She says it goes to the Office of Student Conduct and they ultimately make a call on repercussions for those involved.
She says there was no favoritism — and the players’ celebrity status didn’t play a role in their investigation and those who make the final call on these matters aren’t their coaches.
“They’re attorneys, they’re student affairs professionals, they are responsible, they have been delegated this authority from the president to adjudicate the conduct process. No one else has that ability to do that,” said Holmes.
Holmes says in cases like this it can range from suspension to expulsion.
The university is currently revising its code of conduct — she says they’ll have an announcement on some of those changes at the end of May.