The Adjudication Process


The conduct process can be lengthy, but fairly easy to understand. We have made this flow chart in hopes that it will help you better comprehend this process.

The Hearing Process

In accordance with 6.5 of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, in cases where the Conduct Officer and the respondent are unable to come to an agreement of responsibility and/or consequence, and the Conduct Officer's chosen consequence includes a sanction separating the student from the University (e.g., 7.1h, 7.1k, 7.11, 7.1m,. 7.1n, 7.1o, or 7.1p), the respondent shall have the right to request a hearing in front of a Hearing Authority. If the respondent's Conduct Officer is a Residence Life staff member, the respondent may choose as the Hearing Authority either the Assistant Director for the opposite side of campus (if unavailable, the Associate Director, another Assistant Director who does not have direct capacity over the complainant, or the Director may serve as the Hearing Authority) or a Hearing Panel.

Any hearing conducted pursuant to the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities shall be conducted in order to provide a fair opportunity for hearing of every participant's position, explanations, and information.

Upon choosing to have a hearing under the conditions listed above, a student will be given a hearing packet to aid in the process. The packet contains the following materials:


Additionally, this information can be found in brochures produced by the Office of Student Conduct. These brochures provide a process snapshot for individuals, student organizations, parents or other partners interested in learning more about the process.