An Administrative Hearing is conducted by the Director of Community Values or a designee. The accused has the right to be assisted or consulted by a person of their choice from the University community.
An Administrative Hearing occurs when the possible penalty will not include suspension and/or expulsion. In an Administrative Hearing the Director of Community Values or the designee shall conduct an individual hearing to determine if a violation has occurred. The incident will be reviewed with the accused and an appropriate sanction will be imposed if found responsible based on the preponderance of the evidence. Response to violations may result in one or more of the following: no action, a verbal or written warning, educational referrals, restitution, fines and/or community service hours. Sanctions will vary based on the individual case and any previous violations during the academic year.
The Director of Community Values or the designee will provide a report of the Administrative Hearing decision to the student, Vice President of Student Success/Dean of Students, and Ombudsperson. A copy will be placed in the student’s folder.
The accused student has a right to appeal against the decision made.
A Judicial Board Hearing occurs when there is a possibility of suspension or expulsion from the University and is conducted by a designated committee appointed by the University President under the direction of the Vice President of Student Success/Dean of Students.
An Appeals Committee is conducted by a designated committee appointed by the Vice President of Student Success/Dean of Students..