The Office of Community Standards utilizes two types of hearings to adjudicate cases within the student conduct process. Training for both types of hearings are similar, therefore, the type of hearing is unlikely to differentiate outcomes.
An Administrative Hearing is when one (1) professional staff member meets individually with the student(s) involved in a case.
Community Standards Board
A Community Standards Board is when a board of two (2) faculty or staff members and one (1) student representative meets with the student(s) involved in the case. The Assistant Dean of Students shall serve as the University’s advocate during the hearing. The Assistant Dean of Students shall present to the Community Standards Board information regarding the alleged Code violation(s), including but not limited to written materials, evidence, and any supporting documentation. The Assistant Dean of Students shall ensure the integrity of the formal process is maintained, provide clarification on the process and information presented as needed, and make sanction recommendations, as appropriate. The Assistant Dean of Students shall not serve as a voting member of the Community Standards Board.