Conduct Types of Hearings

Below we discuss the three types of hearing that we perform. They are administrative hearing, peer review board and university student conduct board.

Administrative Hearing

An Administrative Hearing provides the student with the opportunity to discuss and clarify the alleged violations with staff.

  • The hearing officer will review with the student the University's student conduct system and ask the student to acknowledge that s/he understands the process which will be conducted. Other University officials may attend at the discretion of the hearing officer.
  • The hearing officer will present the charges and supporting information. The information may consist of, but is not limited to, an incident report written by residence life or public safety staff, as well as statements from witnesses or other persons involved in the situation.
  • Following discussion, a decision as to responsibility and sanctions will be rendered by the hearing officer

Peer Review Board

The Peer Review Board provides the accused student the opportunity to discuss and clarify the alleged violations with a student panel. The peer review board can be used for any level of alleged violation that would not be likely to result in a sanction of suspension or expulsion if the student is found responsible, excluding hazing.

  • The peer review board is comprised of a minimum of three students chosen by the Dean of Students or designee from among a pool selected through an application/selection process. The peer review board is chaired by a staff member from the Division of Student Affairs, who serves as a non-voting member of the board. At the peer review board hearing, the charges and supporting information will be presented by the chairperson. The information may consist of, but is not limited to, an incident report written by residence life or public safety staff, as well as statements from witnesses or other persons involved in the situation. Decisions as to responsibility and sanctions are rendered by majority vote.

University Student Conduct Board

The University Student Conduct Board provides the accused student the opportunity to discuss and clarify allegations of violations with a panel of faculty, staff and students. The University student conduct board can be used for any suspected violation. It is most often used when the sanctions might include suspension or expulsion if the student is found responsible.

  • The University student conduct board is composed of one student and two faculty, staff and/or administrators either paid by or affiliated with the University, appointed by the Dean of Students or designee. The board is chaired by an additional staff member of the University, who serves as a non-voting member. Decisions are determined by majority vote. Notwithstanding the foregoing, during special periods (as defined above), the University student conduct board may consist of the chair of the student conduct board and three faculty, staff and/or administrators.
  • At the University student conduct board hearing, the charges and supporting information will be presented by the Dean of Students. The information may consist of, but is not limited to, an incident report written by residence life or public safety staff, as well as statements from witnesses or other persons involved in the situation.
  • Decisions as to responsibility and sanctions are rendered by majority vote