The Student Conduct Hearing
A student charged with violating the Code of Conduct has two hearing options. In most instances of minor violations where the charged student agrees that the complainant is basically correct, Option 1 may be chosen. In more serious incidents or when facts are disputed, Option 2 may be chosen.
Option 1. This is an informal proceeding and includes a discussion between the charged student and a disciplinary hearing officer. Witnesses are not called; however, the complainant may be asked to be present at the meeting. While the hearing officer may contact individuals prior to the proceeding, charged students waive their rights to question witnesses. The hearing officer alone will determine what, if any, sanctions will be imposed upon the student.
Option 2. This is a formal hearing
before the University Disciplinary Committee and chaired by a non-voting hearing officer. A formal hearing involves the presentation of witness testimony. If found responsible for violating the Code, the UDC will determine what, if any, sanctions will be imposed.