Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Your Rights and Responsibilities

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 responsible will be made on the basis
of whether it is more likely than not that a student violated the Code. 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.

As a student involved in a hearing you are entitled to the following:
1) A fair and timely hearing, including the right to challenge the composition of hearing bodies.
2) Knowledge of the accusations and evidence.
3) Adequate time to prepare your presentation for a hearing.
4) Offer relevant evidence and witnesses.
5) Representation, at your own expense, by a licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate of your
6) The opportunity to consult with the Student Government Attorney General’s Office to prepare for a
hearing/review and during a hearing.
7) Receive in writing the outcome of the case.
8) Appeal the outcome as specified in the Student Code of Conduct.
9) 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.
10) Confidentiality in the handling of the conduct process in accordance with applicable policy and law.
11) The right to a fair and impartial hearing, including a separate hearing upon request.