Misconduct Charges and Student Conduct Procedures

Statement of Students Rights in a Student Conduct Meeting

When you appear for your judicial conference before a representative of the Dean of Students, you will be afforded the following procedural rights:

  • You may read all written reports regarding the circumstances and allegations of the case.
  • You may give your reaction to the reports and offer any additional information, which might help in the resolution of the case.
  • You are not required to answer any questions, which may be asked during the judicial conference; the choice to remain silent will not be taken as an admission of responsibility.
  • You may hear any testimony related to the case which may adversely affect you; you may also submit questions related to this testimony.
  • You may present witnesses on your behalf either to substantiate circumstances related to the incident or to verify your character. Included in the judicial notification letter may be a list of persons who may serve as witnesses.
  • You may have one and only one advisor or other counsel present; this may be a friend, parent, or attorney, but not a member of the Dean of Students staff. The advisor/counsel is limited to advising the student and may not participate in presenting the case, questioning the witnesses, or making statements during the conference.
  • You will receive written notification of the decision of the judicial conference following approval of the decision by the Dean of Students.
  • You may either accept the decision and sanction of the Dean of Students or you may request a formal hearing before a Hearing Commission; the request must be in writing no later than ten (10) calendar days after the date printed on the decision letter.

For additional information regarding disciplinary procedures, please read the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Procedures for the Bloomington Campus. Copies of the Code and Procedures are available in our office.