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The Hearing Officer shall notify the student of the time, date, and place of the
Disciplinary Conference or hearing before the University Hearing Board.
Students who fail to select either a hearing before the University Hearing
Board or a Disciplinary Conference with the Hearing Officer within the five business
day period outlined in Item 7.1 will be considered to have elected to proceed with a
The following procedural guidelines shall be applicable in Disciplinary Conferences
with the Hearing Officer:
Written notice of the alleged violation(s) at least five business days prior
to the scheduled conference, unless the respondent requests to proceed with the
Disciplinary Conference at an earlier time.
The respondent is entitled to be accompanied and assisted by an advisor. An
advisor may be an attorney, but who sits in an advisory capacity and who addresses
the Hearing Officer only upon permission of the Hearing Officer. Respondents who
wish to have an attorney attend the Disciplinary Conference as their advisor shall
notify the Hearing Officer of the attorney’s name and contact information at least
three business days prior to the Disciplinary Conference. If the respondent’s advisor is
an attorney, the University may have a University attorney present at the Disciplinary
Conference. An advisor may not appear in lieu of a respondent
The right to have access to the case file at least three business days prior to and
during the conference.
If a respondent fails to appear for a scheduled Disciplinary Conference, the
Hearing Officer will proceed with investigating the complaint.
The Hearing Officer will investigate the complaint, including but not limited to;
reviewing incident reports, reviewing witness statements, and interviewing witnesses.
Before a decision is rendered, the respondent will be given an opportunity to respond
to any new information obtained by the Hearing Officer during the investigation. If
a respondent fails to appear for this meeting, the Hearing Officer will decide the case
based upon the information obtained in the investigation.
The Hearing Officer will notify the respondent of the decision in writing within
ten business days of the close of the investigation. The Hearing Officer will also make
a copy of the decision available to the respondent in the Dean of Students Office
University Hearing Board
The University Hearing Board shall be composed of five students appointed by
the Student Government Association, five students appointed by the Residence Halls
Association, three faculty members appointed by the Faculty Senate, and three staff