Student Conduct Hearing Bodies

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  A. Student Conduct Committee

       1. The Student Conduct Committee shall be constituted as follows:

  • Students – minimum of six (6) student members, three of whom are assigned to each hearing as available, selected by the President of the Student Association within thirty (30) days of the beginning of his/her term of office.  Vacancies must be filled within thirty (30) days.  Representation of underclass students is encouraged to ensure continuity.
  • Faculty - minimum of three (3) members of the voting faculty, one of whom is assigned to each hearing as available, selected for two-year terms by the Chair of the Faculty Assembly within thirty (30) days of the request for appointments.  Vacancies must be filled within thirty (30) days.
  • Administration - minimum of three (3) members of the administrative staff, one of whom is assigned to each hearing as available, selected by the President for two-year terms.

    2. Five (5) members (three students, one faculty, and one administrator) of the Student Conduct Committee will comprise the student conduct body for any hearing, whenever possible.   Three (3) members (one student, one faculty, one administrator) of the Committee will constitute a quorum for the hearing of charges and the transaction of business. 

    3. Meetings of the Student Conduct Committee will be coordinated by the Assistant Dean of Students for hearings and for organizational and educational purposes.

   B. The Dean of Students or designee may impose sanctions up to and including expulsion from the College.  The Assistant Dean of Students or designee shall act as coordinator and Code Administrator for such hearings.

  C. Disciplinary conference

A disciplinary conference occurs when a student or student organization accepts responsibility for the alleged violation(s) and an appropriate sanction is negotiated.  Once a resolution is reached, the decision is final. Department level student conduct officers may impose sanctions up to and including disciplinary probation and may design sanctions that are educational and/or remedial, specific to the facts of a given case.

  D.  Appellate hearing committee     

  1. The Appellate Hearing Committee shall be constituted as follows:
  • Student – one (1) student, drawn from a pool of no fewer than three (3) students. The Assistant Dean of Students shall appoint a student appellate member.
  • Faculty– one (1) faculty, drawn from a pool of no fewer than four (4) faculty members. The President of College or designee shall appoint the faculty appellate member.
  • Administration – one (1) administrative staff member, drawn from a pool of four (4) administrative/professional staff members. The President or designee shall appoint the administrative appellate member.

  2. The Appellate Hearing Committee shall hear cases on appeal of the Dean of Students’ determination which meet the grounds for an appeal. Once a resolution is reached, the decision is final unless it is altered by a presidential review.

  3. Meetings of the Appellate Hearing Committee will be coordinated by the Assistant Dean of Students for hearings and for organizational and educational purposes.