Judicial Affairs: Students Rights

Student Rights in the Conduct Process

Charged students in either administrative or Conduct Board hearings have the right to:

  • Be notified in writing of alleged violations and to attend a meeting with an administrator or hearing body.
  • Receive written notification of the time, date, and location of the hearing.
  • Have an advisor present at the hearing.
  • Review all available written information and have reasonable access to the case file, which is maintained by the Housing Judicial Affairs Staff.
  • Present information and question witnesses. 
  • Bring any relevant witnesses (present at the time of the incident) or witness statements to the Hearing.
  • Receive written notification of the Hearing Officer's or Conduct Board's decision. 
  • File an appeal within ten (10) business days from the date of the decision letter.

The focus of inquiry in judicial proceedings is to determine whether those charged violated University and/or Housing policy. Deviations from prescribed procedures do not necessarily invalidate a decision or proceedings unless significant prejudice to the student/resident or University may result. In all proceedings, the person being charged is presumed "Not responsible" until determined by virtue of a preponderance of evidence that a violation of University and/or Housing Policy occurred.