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How to Prepare for the Student Conduct Process


What to Expect

Before arriving to review your Condcut Charges be sure that you have read over your charges and understand them. Also, read over the statement of your rights below your charges and make sure that you understand them.

Come prepared with any questions that you may have about the Conduct process, whether it be a question about your rights, your charges, or your case.

You will be meeting with either the Director of Student Conduct or a designee. At this review you will offer a plea of Responsible or Not Responsible.

If you offer a plea of Responsible you will be assigned a sanction. If you offer a plea of Not Responsible, you will be granted either an Administrative or Student Conduct Board Hearing.

Administrative or Student Conduct Board Hearing

What to Expect

Before arriving for your Administrative or Student Conduct Board Hearing, be sure that you have asked any witnesses you would like present to attend the hearing.

The person who has accused you of violating the Student Conduct Manual with serve as the Complainant. They will present their reasoning for the allegation. You will serve as the Respondent and have the opportunity to state your case as well or you may choose to remain silent. Later in the hearing, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the Complainant and any witnesses present. The Complainant will also have the opportunity to ask questions of you and any witnesses that are present. During the hearing the Director of Student Conduct (designee) or Student Conduct Board members will have the opportunity to ask questions of everyone present. 

After an Administrative Hearing, the Director of Student Conduct (designee) will determine if you are Responsible or Not Responsible for the allegation based upon a preponderance of the information presented. At a Student Conduct Board Hearing, it is the Student Conduct Board that will determine if you are Responsible or Not Responsible for the allegation based upon a preponderance of the information presented. This is done via secret ballot and a majority vote.

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