What to Expect
The case will likely be resolved in one or more of the following manner:
The student meets with staff and does not contest the allegations and desires to resolve the case with the administrator with whom he or she meets. The administrator assigns an appropriate sanction.
Student Conduct Hearing
Either the student or the staff may decide that the referral warrants a hearing before a judicial body of students, faculty, or professional staff hearing officers. This decision is based on the seriousness of the allegations or in cases where the Referred Party’s (student) perspective on the incident varies greatly from the Referring Party’s description.
As the Referring Party, you will be present at a hearing to support the description in your referral and to provide any evidence that you may have. You may choose to prepare an opening statement, questions for the Referred Party, and a closing statement. You should also be prepared to answer questions posed by the Referred Party as well as members of the judicial body.
Referral to the Behavioral Risk Team
If a student’s behavior results in concerns for their well-being or the well-being of others, a referral to this team will likely occur. Those who have first hand knowledge of any troubling behavior will be asked to provide a detailed description and in some cases, will be invited to a meeting where the case is discussed.