Academics

Student Conduct Review Board Hearing Procedures

  1. All board members will be given the opportunity to read the complaint form before the hearing convenes.

  2. The chairperson will affirm which persons are present before calling the board to order.

  3. The chairperson will direct all persons present at the hearing to state their name and relationship to the case.

  4. The chairperson will indicate to all present that the hearing will be recorded.

  5. The chairperson will explain the format and procedures of the hearing.

  6. The chairperson will answer any questions concerning the complaint and/or the procedures to be followed during the hearing.

  7. The chairperson will have the recorder state the nature of the complaint.

  8. The chairperson will ask for a plea from the defendant(s). If the defendant(s) fails to attend the hearing of which he/she has been formally notified, the board will hear the case in his/her absence using any available information.

  9. The board's action to a plea of guilty and not guilty will be:

    If the plea is guilty:

    1. The defendant(s) and the witness(es) will be given an opportunity to make statements. The chairperson may specify a time limit on statements.

    2. Board members will be given an opportunity to ask questions.

    If the plea is not guilty:

    1. After the plea, the witness(es) will be asked to leave the room. The complainant and defendant(s) will remain.

    2. The complainant and defendant(s) may give opening statements. The chairperson may specify a time limit on statements.

    3. The board will question the complainant and his/her witness(es) individually. Witnesses will appear as called by the board, testify, and leave. The chairperson may specify a time limit on the witnesses' testimony.

    4. The board will question the defendant(s) and his/her witness(es) individually. Witnesses will appear as called by the board, testify, and leave. The chairperson may specify a time limit on witnesses' testimony.

    5. The defendant(s) and complainant may question witnesses one at a time.

    6. The defendants(s) and complainant will be given the opportunity to question one another.

    7. The complainant and defendant(s) will be given the opportunity to make summary statements.

  10. The defendant(s), complainant, and any witnesses will be asked to leave the room.

  11. After deliberation, the board will decide guilt or innocence by a simple majority vote.

  12. If the defendant(s) is found guilty, the advisor will inform the board of any existing disciplinary sanctions imposed on the defendant(s). Such information will be considered as the board determines a recommended course of disciplinary action.

  13. The defendant(s) and complainant(s) will be called back into the room, and the chairperson will state the board's decision concerning the verdict. The chairperson will outline the procedures for appeal and answer any questions.