Academics

Initiating Conduct Hearings

Filing a Complaint or Informational Report

Any college student or staff member may file a specific action report against a student based on violation of student life policies. Specific action reports must be filed with the Student Conduct Review Board advisor.

Formal reports must include reference to the specific violation, a detailed description of the incident, date and time of the violation, the name and address of the defendant(s), and the name and address of the complainant (if residents, the campus address should be given).

The complainant should forward the specific action report to the Student Conduct Review Board advisor, who (along with a three-member review committee) reserves the right to determine whether an information or complaint report is most appropriate. An information report is typically used for minor, non-repetitious violations and serves as a means to discuss the incident with the defendant(s). A complaint report will be used in cases of repeated, flagrant, or serious violations, or when a student has previously been documented on an information report. The defendant and the complainant will meet with the Student Conduct Review Board advisor to discuss the report and the student conduct system process. The defendant should sign the complaint or information report and receive a copy.

Copies of the complaint or information report are to be signed by the defendant, complainant, and the Student Conduct Review Board advisor, who forwards the form to the Student Affairs office.

Hearing Inauguration

Within five class days of receipt of the complaint report by the Student Affairs office, a hearing date will be scheduled. The advisor to the Student Conduct Board will notify the individuals involved of the date, time, and location of the hearing. Notification of the following individuals will occur prior to the convening of the board:

  1. board members;
  2. board advisors;
  3. defendant(s);
  4. complainant.

If the complainant and/or defendant(s) is unable to attend the hearing, it is his/her responsibility to notify the advisor to the Student Conduct Board no less than 48 hours prior to the originally scheduled hearing.

During the final days of each semester, it may be necessary to modify the amount of prior notification time so that cases can be heard expeditiously.