The following is the general process for judicial related matters.
Hearings for major violations (violations where the outcome may be eviction, suspension, or expulsion) require Due Process.
- A report of an alleged violation may be documented by students, staff, faculty, police officers or other members of the University community..
- Documented reports may be submitted to a Residential Life staff member, the Residential Life Office, the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards, the Dean of Students, or the Vice President for Students Affairs.
- The Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards, The Dean of Students, The Vice President for Student Affairs, The Director of Residential Life and/or hearing officer will determine whether or not an alleged violation will be pursued through the University Judicial System. If a decision is made to not pursue the case judicially and the person who documented the incident thinks that it should be, he/she should report the concerns to the Dean of Students/Judicial Programs office.
- Depending on the violation the accused student may receive a letter addressing the violation, be required to meet with a hearing officer to discuss the situation, meet with a hearing officer for an informal hearing, or participate in a formal hearing with a judicial officer or judicial board.
- If the student is found responsible for a policy violation sanctions may be imposed.
- Students found responsible for a policy violation have the right to Petition for an Appeal.
- The finding of responsibility and sanctions are entered into a student’s ‘judicial record’.