Conduct Officers are University Officials who are trained and supervised by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to review a wide range of reported misconduct. Conduct officers make a determination in a conduct officer hearing of responsibility and, if applicable, sanctions.
Student Advisors are representatives of the Student Government Attorney General’s Office who advise the responding party, student charged with violating the Code, of the conduct process and is available to assist in the preparation and presentation of information to the Conduct Officer.
Case Coordinators are representatives of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities who advise the reporting party of the conduct process and will assist in the preparation and presentation of information to the Conduct Officer.
What to Expect?
Before your Hearing be sure that you submitted your evidence and witness list to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities three business days before your hearing. Your Case Coordinator or Student Advisor can assist you with this process. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities can also answer any questions you may have about the hearing.
During the hearing you and a University Official, usually the Case Coordinator, both give an opening statement, provide testimony about the case, and question your witness(es). The Conduct Officer gets the opportunity to question all witnesses and evidence. Then you and the University Official present closing statements to the Conduct Officer.
After the closing statements, the Conduct Officer will make a decision of responsible or not responsible based on the information presented during the hearing.
Finally if you are found responsible then the Conduct Officer deliberates about educational sanctions. You and the Case Coordinator each offer recommendations for sanctions. The Conduct Officer will ultimately determine the imposed sanctions.