Student Rights & Responsibilities
In all conduct cases at the University in which a hearing is held, the practice will be consistent with the educational context and mission of the University. A conduct hearing is not a criminal or civil trial, although some conduct allegations referred by the University Police may also result in criminal charges. A finding of responsibilty will be made on the basis of whether it is more likely than not that a student violated the Code.
As a student involved in a hearing you are entitled to the following:
- A fair and timely hearing, including the right to challenge the composition of hearing bodies.
- Knowledge of the accusations and evidence.
- Adequate time to prepare your presentation for a hearing.
- Offer relevant evidence and witnesses.
- Representation, at your own expense, by a licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate of your
- The opportunity to consult with the Student Government Attorney General’s Office to prepare for a
hearing/review and during a hearing.
- Receive in writing the outcome of the case.
- Appeal the outcome as specified in the Student Code of Conduct.
- To waive any of these hearing rights – A “responsible” plea represents a waiver of all hearing
opportunities of the accused other than the appropriate appeal rights.
- Confidentiality in the handling of the conduct process in accordance with applicable policy and law.
- The right to a fair and impartial hearing, including a separate hearing upon request.