Student Rights & Responsibilities
As a student, you have the RIGHT to:
- Written notice, listing specific policies allegedly violated.
- Written notice of the time and date of a meeting and/or hearing.
- Be presumed not responsible until an informal meeting or hearing, with the university bearing the burden of proof.
- Have an advisor present to provide support, but not to represent you in any fashion.
- Request a formal fact finding hearing (instead of an informal disposition meeting).
- A fair hearing.
- Remain silent without inference of responsibility.
- Present documents and witnesses, and question witnesses presented by the university during a formal hearing process.
- A written decision with a summary of facts presented.
- Information about the appeals process (for formal hearings only).
- A copy of The Student Handbook, including section 600.00 Administration of Student Conduct.
As a student, you have the RESPONSIBILITY to:
- Appear on time for your meeting or hearing. If you are late or absent, a review of the case may be conducted in your absence, and you will lose your opportunity to provide input into the outcome of the matter.
- Be honest, complete and forthright. False, dishonest or misleading statements may lead to further conduct action.
- Act in a civil manner throughout the entire conduct process.
- Students may express anger or frustration in an appropriate manner, but they do not have the right to act in an abusive or uncivil manner toward student conduct officers.
- Complete any assigned sanctions in a thorough and timely manner, according to the dates and timelines provided.
- Submit all materials and/or witness list at least two days prior to any formal hearing.
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