All students are granted the following rights in the disciplinary process:
A. A student has the right to be treated with dignity by the University Hearing Board and by all persons involved in the disciplinary process.
B. A student has the right to information pertaining to counseling services.
C. A student has the right to a fair hearing.
D. A student has the right to have an adviser present at all disciplinary meetings and hearings. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure his/her adviser is present at hearings and meetings. Specific adviser availability shall not be sufficient grounds for postponing hearings or Disciplinary Conferences.
E. A student has the right to have a support person present at all disciplinary meetings and hearings. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure his/her support person is present at hearings and meetings. Support person availability shall not be sufficient grounds for postponing meetings, hearings, or Disciplinary Conferences.
F. A student has the right to written notice of the charges placed against her or him that also indicates the time and place of any Disciplinary Conference or hearing. Proper written notification shall be defined as delivery of mail to a student’s local or permanent address, as reported by the student to the University Registrar, or an e-mail message sent to the email account established by the student as his or her official e-mail. Students shall be held responsible for the contents of mail sent to reported addresses and e-mail messages sent to their established e-mail accounts. Students have the responsibility for providing the University with current addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.
G. A student has the right to receive a written copy of the report(s) stating the circumstances and allegations involved. This information shall generally be available to the student when he or she is notified of the charges.
H. A student has the right not to present information against herself or himself. Students do not have to speak at any meeting, conference or hearing and no negative inference will be made should a student choose not to speak.
I. A student has the right to hear and respond to all information presented against her or him.
J. A student has the right to present information and/or witnesses on her or his behalf. The relevancy of witnesses shall be determined by the Student Conduct Officer, Hearing Chair, or Hearing Officer.
K. A student has the right to privacy throughout the disciplinary process with respect to campus and other media, and from all other uninvolved parties.
L. A student has the right to expect to be free from intimidation, harassment, and bullying throughout the disciplinary process.
M. A student has the right to written notification of the results of the hearing or conference within a reasonable time after a University Hearing or Disciplinary Conference.
N. A student has the right to be informed of his or her right to appeal and of the process for doing so.