participating in the Conduct Process is entitled to the following rights as a
guarantee of fundamental fairness:
- An opportunity for a hearing in order to answer charges of alleged misconduct.
- A written statement of the alleged violations in sufficient enough detail to enable the complainant and referred student(s) to prepare.
- The right to be accompanied by an Advisor. (See Explanation of Important Aspects of the Student Conduct Process—Advisors.)
- For the referred student, a written statement of the possible sanctions that may be imposed.
- The right to submit Witnesses on one’s behalf and, to the extent necessary, to question Witnesses’ statements, whether verbally or in writing. (See Explanation of Important Aspects of the Student Conduct Process—Witnesses.)
- The right to have the Student Conduct Process explained and to ask for clarification of any policies or procedures.
- The right to have reasonable access to information specific to one’s case.
- The right to a separate hearing when a single incident gives rise to charges against more than one student.
- The right to speak on one’s own behalf.
- The right to disqualify a member of any Conduct Board for justifiable reason.
- The right to have proceedings and documentation kept confidential. All hearings, proceedings and case information are considered confidential except to those who have a legitimate educational interest in them, or as permitted or required under FERPA, the Clery Act, or any other legal mandate.
- The right to a written decision, which the University will take reasonable measures to provide within five business days of completion of the last hearing.
- The right to request an appeal on specific grounds.
- The right for any student registered with the Center for Students with Disabilities to request accommodations to ensure their full and equal participation in any conduct process and/or proceeding. Accommodation requests are to be made directly to the Dean of Students Office. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis in consultation with the Center for Students with Disabilities.