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Disciplinary Process

What are the steps involved?

The form to file conduct or honor charges is submitted to the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.
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The Director of Student Conduct and Integrity meets with parties as needed.
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The case is assigned to the appropriate hearing body (Honor Board, Conduct Board, Administrative, or REC).
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The case is scheduled: a hearing date is set and the parties are notified by email to attend.
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The respondent (student being charged) is encouraged to meet with the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity to discuss the upcoming hearing, plea options, possible sanctions, etc.
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At the Hearing, the board is introduced and questions concerning rights or procedures are answered.
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The charges are read for the record.
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The Respondent enters a plea: Responsible, Not Responsible, or No Plea.
(No Plea means the respondent is neither willing nor able to accept responsibility and will allow the board to decide.)
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The Complainant's Testimony
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The Complainant submits a statement of the incident, including evidence.
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The Respondent may ask questions.
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The Board asks questions.
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The Complainant introduces witnesses who a statement of the event(s).
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The Respondent asks questions of the witnesses.
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The Board asks questions.
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This concludes the testimony by the Complainant.
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The Respondent's Testimony
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The Respondent submits a statement of the incident, including evidence.
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The Complainant may ask questions.
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The Board asks questions.
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The Respondent introduces witnesses who provide a statement of the event(s).
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The Complainant asks questions of the witnesses.
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The Board asks questions.
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This concludes the testimony by the Respondent.
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Final Statements / Decision
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The Complainant submits a final statement.
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The Respondent submits a final statement.
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The Board deliberates in private until a decision is reached.
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If the decision is "NOT RESPONSIBLE"
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The Respondent is informed and the case is forwarded to the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity for Final Review.
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A decision letter is sent to the student from the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity.
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The case is closed and the record expunged.

 

If the decision is "RESPONSIBLE"
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The Board reviews any prior record in assessing the the appropriate sanction.
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A decision letter is sent to the student from the Director. The Respondent is called back in and informed of the Boards decision.
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The case is forwarded to the Director of Student Conduct and Integrity for final review and affirmation.
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A letter is sent to the student of the decision and the appeal process.