Each campus will develop and maintain fair processes for resolving complaints against students and student groups under Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code (PDF). These processes will emphasize student development through understanding and accepting responsibility for personal behavior, while protecting community interests and due process. Each campus will work to provide documents, notices, etc. in a format accessible to the recipient. Each campus's disciplinary process will
- provide fair notice to students of alleged violations of Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code;
- provide privacy in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
- allow the student to be accompanied or represented by an advisor of their choice throughout the student conduct process as permitted by campus procedures;
- provide timely notice of any meeting or proceeding;
- provide the range of possible outcomes;
- encourage informal resolution of alleged violations without the need for a hearing;
- permit students the opportunity for a formal hearing upon request;
- provide timely and equal access to information that will be used during disciplinary hearings;
- provide prompt and fair, unbiased resolution;
- provide for a preponderance of the evidence (i.e., more likely than not) standard of proof throughout the disciplinary process; and
- provide one campus-wide appeal of a finding of violation of the Code.
Each campus will provide a hearing body (comprising a hearing panel or hearing officer) to conduct hearings requested by students and student groups. The hearing body may differ depending on the nature of the alleged violation and the college/campus in which the student is enrolled. Specifically, individual colleges may establish their own hearing body to determine responsibility related to intra-college cases of scholastic dishonesty (that is, cases that involve the college's student within the college's own course).
This Administrative Policy only applies where an outcome is sought for an alleged violation of Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code, except that alleged violations of Section IV, subdivision 9 of the Student Conduct Code are governed by Administrative Policy: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence. Professional and graduate programs may have their own supplemental codes to address additional behavioral requirements in their programs. Likewise, certain administrative programs, such as housing and residential life, student activities offices, and learning abroad offices, may establish and apply their own codes of conduct and hearing procedures. If outcomes are sought for an alleged violation of Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code, then the hearing procedures must comply with the requirements of this policy.
Reason for Policy
This administrative policy implements Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code. It provides a framework for each campus to resolve complaints about violations of Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code.