Hearings - What to Expect

A hearing is your chance to review the case information and to tell your side of the story.  It is NOT a court proceeding. You may bring an advisor with you for support, but he/she may not interact with the hearing body or any other hearing participants. Most hearings happen through a meeting with the Student Conduct Officer, although hearings can also occur through a panel composed of one student, one staff member, and one faculty member. 

In cases involving threats to safety, sensitive topics like sexual or gender-based misconduct, or when circumstances warrant, participants may share information via phone, behind a screen, etc.

If you qualify for an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify the Student Conduct Officer in advance of the hearing so appropriate accommodations can be provided.

Review the Student Code of Conduct to learn more about the hearing process.