Before Your Hearing:
Know Important Definitions
It is extremely important to make sure that you and any outside advisors understand the terms used in the conduct process.Review Definitions
Consider an Advisor or Legal Counsel
The respondent and any other student participating in the conduct process, if any, may have an advisor or legal counsel accompany him or her to a hearing for charges seeking suspension or expulsionUtilize this form to inform us of your advisor Utilize this form to inform us of your attorney
Determine Your Responsibility
All respondents have the right to decide if they are responsible or not responsible regarding the charges brought against them.
Consider an Agreed Resolution
In all situations, including where suspension or expulsion is an available sanction, the Campus Student Code Administrator and the Respondent may agree on the facts and, if warranted, identify a mutually agreeable sanction(s) to be imposed. You can learn more about the Agreed Resolution Process in section 9.4 of the Code of Student Conduct.
Compile Evidence and Submit Witnesses
At least ten (10) calendar days prior to the scheduled hearing, the Respondent and the Campus Student Code Administrator shall submit all documentary evidence to be considered. Both parties can also submit names, applicable contact information, and purpose of any witnesses that they intend to rely on at the hearing.
Attend Your Pre-Hearing Meeting
10 or more days before your scheduled hearing the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will meet with you to make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities in the hearing process. This meeting is your opportunity to ask any questions you may have before the formal hearing. During the Pre-Hearing Meeting both the Respondent and Complainant will complete a Pre-Hearing Checklist. You can complete them below.Respondent Pre-Hearing Check-List Complainant Pre-Hearing Check-List
Day of Your Hearing:
Attend Your Hearing
If a Respondent, after receiving a Hearing Notice, does not appear for a hearing, the hearing will proceed without the Respondent However, no inference may be drawn against a Respondent for failing to attend a hearing and no decision shall be based solely on the failure of the Respondent to attend the hearing.
It is important to understand your role and responsibilities on the day of your hearing with the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Utilize the links below to review a hearing timeline, example hearing script, and tips on writing an opening and closing statement.Download the Hearing Process Timeline (pdf)
Understand the Appeals Process
Students who have violated the Campus Student Code may appeal the decision and/or the imposed sanction within five (5) calendar days from the date that the Outcome Letter is sent.
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