Suspendable Cases

A small number of cases that come through the Office of Community Standards are classified as “suspendable,” which is characterized by an outcome that could possibly include suspension, dismissal, or expulsion. The most significant difference between non-suspendable and suspendable cases is that students involved in a suspendable case will attend a Procedural Review prior to their hearing.

Students with a suspendable case will receive a notice of Procedural Review with their Notice of Alleged Violation that includes the date, time, and location of their Procedural Review and their hearing as well as the individual who will serve as the hearing officer for their case. Students involved in a suspendable case will have the option for their case to be heard in an Administrative Hearing or a Community Standards Board.