Preparing Evidence

1. Before your hearing or proceeding, develop a list of evidence that supports your case and present this list (along with the evidence itself) to the Office of Student Conduct by the submission deadline. 

2. Your list should make clear what each item represents and make it easy for the board or decision-maker to understand your evidence. The list should:

  • be numbered
  • include a brief description of each item
  • include any relevant date, time, provenance, and location information
  • indicate what the evidence purports to show

For example, a useful evidence list might look like this:

Item 1: Photo of Jane Doe drinking beer, posted to Mary Roe's Instagram account on September 11, 2022 at approximately 10:00 p.m. (evidence that Jane Doe was drinking on the night in question)

Item 2: Photo of bruises on John Smith's face, taken by John Smith on September 12, 2022 at approximately 3:00 a.m. in 102 Campbell Hall (evidence that Jane Doe struck John Smith in the face)

Item 3: Screenshots of text messages between Mary Roe and John Smith between approximately 9:30 p.m. September 11 and 4:00 a.m. September 12, 2022 (account of night's events in real time)