Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students have the following rights in the conduct system:
- To have prior knowledge of the charges and have the charges explained clearly and fully at every level of the conduct process.
- To be present throughout the hearing, but not during the deliberation process of the hearing officers or the University Conduct Board.
- To hear testimony and/or see all written statements concerning the charges.
- To refute oral and/or written statements made by witnesses.
- To remain silent and not testify against themselves, understanding that if silence is maintained, the case will be determined on the evidence presented.
- To receive written, timely notification of the outcome of the hearing.
- To be treated with respect and dignity throughout the hearing process.
- To be advised of the appropriate appeal process.
Students have the following responsibilities in the conduct system:
- To appear for hearings. If a student fails to appear, the hearing may proceed in his/her absence. Sanctions may be imposed upon students for refusing to appear or cooperate.
- To present truthful information. Students found to have willfully presented false or misleading information will be subject to sanction.
- To complete the sanctions issued at any level in the conduct process in the specified time frame. Failure to do so may result in further disciplinary action.