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afforded access to the recording of the hearing. The only recording devices allowed in
the hearing are those provided by the Hearing Officer.
The Board’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Hearing Officer for
further action. The Hearing Officer will notify the respondent of the decision in
writing within seven business days of the hearing. The Hearing Officer will also make
a copy of the decision available to the respondent in the Dean of Students Office.
Factors to be taken into consideration when issuing sanctions include, but are not
limited to: the respondent’s motivation for displaying the behavior; the respondent’s
disciplinary history; the extent to which the behavior jeopardizes the safety and
security of the University of Houston community; and, the likelihood of the behavior
occurring again. Upon written request, the Hearing Officer will disclose the results
of campus disciplinary proceedings to the victim of a non-forcible sex or a violence
related policy violation.
Upon a finding of a violation of the Prohibited Conduct Section of the Student Code
of Conduct, one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed:
Expulsion permanently separates the student from the University and
prohibits the student from ever attending the University, enrolling in any University
courses and/or from being present on University grounds without the permission
of the Dean of Students Office. Expulsion will be noted on the student’s permanent
Suspension prohibits the student from attending the University, enrolling in
any University courses and from being present on University grounds without the
permission of the Dean of Students Office for a specified period of time. A student
suspended for prohibited conduct is not guaranteed readmission to the University,
but shall petition the Dean of Students to review the student’s eligibility for
readmission. Suspension will be noted on the student’s permanent record.
Deferred Suspension allows a sanction of suspension to be deferred to a
specific date in the future. If a student is found in violation of any University rule
while under the sanction of deferred suspension, the suspension sanction may be
implemented immediately and additional conduct sanctions appropriate to the new
violation(s) may be imposed. Students under the sanction of deferred suspension may
be subject to additional restrictions identified by the Dean of Students Office. Failure
to comply with the additional restrictions established by the Dean of Students Office
will be considered additional conduct violations.
Disciplinary Probation is a sanction in which students are considered “not
in good standing” with the University. Any further misconduct while on probation
may result in additional disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the
University. Students under the sanction of probation may be subject to additional
restrictions identified by the Dean of Students Office. A sanction of probation