Student's Procedural Rights

Student’s Procedural Rights

When a student or student organization representative appears for a student conduct conference before the Director of Student Conduct or his/her designee or before a University Student Conduct Board, the following procedural rights will be accorded:

  • To receive a letter of notification with the date, time, and place of the student conduct conference or USCB hearing.

  • To have a student conduct hearing that shall be scheduled no earlier than three (3) business days* after the date of the notice except in extenuating circumstances with approval from the Director of Student Conduct.

  • To have an advisor present during the student conduct conference or USCB hearing; however, the advisor may not participate in presenting the case, question witnesses, or make statements during the conference.  The advisor may not act as legal counsel. An attorney may be present only if the student has been charged with a felony offense.

  • To have the right to question all witnesses. Note: In cases of alleged sexual assault, provisions will be made for testimony via speaker phone, closed-circuit television, or other established technology to ensure that the parties are not required to be in the same room.

  • To receive written notification of the decision of the student conduct conference or USCB hearing within ten (10) business days*, barring unforeseen circumstances. Note: In cases of sexual assault, victims are also notified of the results within ten (10) business days. 

  • To either accept responsibility for the violation(s) and the assigned sanction(s) or submit a written appeal to the Conduct Officer within three (3) business days from the date of receipt of the decision. A student may only appeal a sanction of Removal from University Housing or Suspension to Permanent Expulsion from the University.

In cases of alleged sexual misconduct, both the complainant and respondent may appeal the finding of an investigation.