The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution educates students about their rights in the Student Conduct and Honor Code process. The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution offers the opportunity to reporting persons to participate in an Intake Meeting, where available resolution options and Reporting Person rights are reviewed and explained.
Reporting Person Definition
Regulation 4.040 defines a Reporting Person as: “The alleged victim of or person harmed by another’s violation of the Student Code of Conduct.”
Reporting Person’s Rights
Any Reporting Person will be afforded the following rights throughout the Student Conduct Reporting Persons have the right to:
- Participate individually in an Intake Meeting with a Student Conduct Administrator to review the allegations, the Charges, possible Sanctions, Reporting Person rights and explain the Student Conduct Process, and any available forms of Reasonable efforts will be made to hold this Intake Meeting at least seven (7) Class Days before any scheduled Hearing.
- Ask staff member(s) in Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution questions regarding the conduct process, and have those questions answered to the extent that staff is permitted and able.
- Provide relevant information, including any potential Witnesses that could be used in the decision-making process to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.
- All information must be provided to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution by 5:00 p.m. at least six (6) Class Days prior to the scheduled Hearing. No new information, including potential Witnesses, will be accepted for consideration after this date, absent the express written permission of the Director of SCCR or
- Reporting Person and their Advisor have the right to review the Reporting Person’s own written statement, and their own submitted information at least five (5) Class Days prior the scheduled Hearing. A Reporting Person will not have access to review the entire case
- Have all information directly related to the Reporting Person’s character or prior conduct, including any potential Witnesses, that could be used in the decision-making process reviewed preliminarily for relevance by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution before the Relevance decisions will be communicated directly to the Reporting Person and Accused Student, with rationale, in writing before the Hearing. Relevancy determinations may be reversed or modified through an appeal to the Dean of Students or designee.
- To participate in a Hearing and have an Advisor and/or Support Person present during any Hearing or Participation may include providing information, providing Witnesses to present relevant information and/or submitting questions to be asked of the Accused Student and Witnesses, by the Hearing Body. A Student who chooses to have an Advisor and/or Support Person present during any Hearing or meeting, must provide the identity of the person(s) to the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee at least two (2) Class Days in advance, and must provide the appropriate executed privacy waiver(s) during this notification and must notify their Advisor and/or Support Person of the their obligation to follow all University regulations, rules, policies and procedures during the Student Conduct Process. Failure to comply with the requirements of this section may result in the Advisor and/or Support Person not being permitted to attend the hearing or meeting.
- To be notified of the final outcome of the case
- To appeal on the same grounds as the Accused Student, as outlined in section (9) Appeals of Regulation 4.040.
- To review the Hearing Body selection of the Accused Student as outlined in section (6)(g)2c Process. In cases involving Sexual Misconduct violations, if the Reporting Person does not agree with the Hearing Body selected by the Accused Student, the Hearing Body will be a University Officials Board.
- To request permission to participate via audio or live-video from another location, and/or participate in a manner that avoids direct contact with the Accused Student and/or Witnesses as long as such participation does not infringe on the Accused Student’s right to question the Reporting Person or Witnesses during the Hearing or infringe on the University’s implementation of the Student Conduct Process.
- Decline to answer any questions or provide self-incriminating information to the Hearing Body at any point during the resolution
- To provide a written impact statement to the Conduct Committee Advisor before the start of a Hearing. In the event that the Accused Student accepts responsibility, or is recommended or found responsible, the impact statement would then be provided to the Hearing Body to be considered in recommending or issuing Sanctions
- Request reasonable accommodations in the Student Conduct Process, if the Reporting Person has a At any point during the Student Conduct Process, a student may contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to discuss their access needs.