Student Rights

The University affirms the following student rights and privileges in disciplinary proceedings for both the Complainant and Respondent:

  • To be informed of the Student Code of Conduct and its corresponding procedures.
  • To petition for redress of a grievance arising from an incident which violates University policy and/or the Student Code of Conduct. Any member of the University community may file a discipline charge or complaint against a student when that person believes the student has violated any University policy.
  • To receive notice of any alleged violation of University policy and/or breaches of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • To have the benefit of an opportunity to be heard by an impartial Hearing Board or Hearing Officer in addressing an allegation(s) of a violation of University policy.
  • To have an advisor, including an attorney, present in a disciplinary conference and/or hearing. Advisors may not participate directly in a disciplinary conference and/or hearing process, nor may an advisor address any participant in the disciplinary conference and/or hearing process other than the student the advisor represents. An advisor may be present in cases that are associated with Title IX.
  • To examine evidence to be used against him or her.
  • To view the list of witnesses against him or her at the administrative disciplinary conference or prior to aformal hearing.

Additional rights are afforded to cases involving power based violence and sexual misconduct. For further details, see the Code of Conduct within the Student Handbook.