There are three types of student conduct hearings outlined below, depending on the violation. The rights of a student are the same in each hearing type as stated in the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities section. The conduct officer(s) will decide if a student is responsible or not responsible for the alleged violation(s). The conduct hearing will be scheduled around the student’s academic schedule.

Single or multiple designee(s) of the Dean of Students. These can be both faculty and/or staff, and have participated in special training offered by the Dean of Students office. These individuals hear cases delegated to them by the Dean of Students and have the same powers and responsibilities as the other hearing bodies.

A conduct board made up of staff and/or faculty, all acting as Dean of Students designees. This type of hearing is used for the most egregious violations or repeat offenders. The conduct board may be a single individual or a team of designees.

The University reserves the right to utilize, at its discretion, an Alternative Dispute Resolution. These may include, but are not limited to; arbitration, mediation, and restorative justice approaches.

Mediation is an alternate dispute resolution process intended to facilitate restoration and reconciliation of relationships. If mediation is determined an appropriate alternative, all parties agree to meet with an impartial trained mediator(s) to discuss the incident and attempt to resolve it amicably. Mediation is successful when the parties have reached a consensus about the details of the incident and how it will be resolved. Mediation is a voluntary process and any party may request that mediation be terminated at any time.