Misconduct Charges and Student Conduct Procedures

Appeals for Personal Misconduct

If you disagree with the results of the judicial conference, you may appeal the outcome by requesting a formal hearing before the Hearing Commission.

All appeals must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Ethics within ten (10) calendar days after the date printed at the top of the decision letter. If no written request for a hearing is received, the sanction shall be imposed and the action considered final.

Hearing Commission

If you request a hearing before the Hearing Commission, you will be notified of the specific time, place, and charges brought against you by the Dean of Students. You will be able to read all reports about the incident and will be provided with a list of people who may be called as witnesses.

If you plan to present witnesses at the hearing, you must prepare a list of the witnesses and submit the list to the Dean of Students no later than seven (7) calendar days before the hearing.

You are required to be present at the hearing and are entitled to present witnesses and to question witnesses.

Following the decision of the Hearing Commission, you may request an appeal with the Review Board within seven (7) calendar days after the date of the written decision of the Hearing Commission.

This appeal must be initiated by filing a written notice of appeal with the Dean of Students, including a memorandum stating the reason(s) for believing the decision improper. If the Dean of Students does not receive a request for an appeal within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the written decision of the Hearing Commission, the sanction specified by the Hearing Commission shall be imposed and the action considered final.

Review Board

The Review Board will not accept additional evidence, but will listen to the tape of the Hearing Commission and oral arguments as well as read written statements based on record. Decisions from the Review Board are final.