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Overview of the Community Standards Process

Overview of the Community Standards Process

Whenever a student is alleged to have violated a residence hall policy, s/he must meet with a Residence Life staff person. There are three potential outcomes to this meeting:

  1. Student found not responsible - the student states that s/he was not involved in the reported incident and the staff person agrees. The student is then found not responsible and no sanction is assigned.
  2. Student found responsible - the student admits that s/he was involved in the reported incident. The staff person disagrees. At this time, the student will be granted an Administrative Hearing with an Area Coordinator/Assistant Director of Residence Life. The student can bring witnesses and the Hearing Officer will, in all likelihood, call witnesses. The Hearing Officer will then make a decision, which is final. If the Hearing Officer finds the student responsible for the behavior, s/he will assign a sanction.
  3. Administrative Hearing - the student states that he/she was not involved in the reported incident, but the staff person disagrees. At this time, the student will be granted an Administrative Hearing with an Area Coordinator/Assistant Director of Residence Life. The student can bring witnesses and the Hearing Officer will in all likelihood call witnesses. The Hearing Officer will then make a decision, which is final. If the Hearing Officer finds the student responsbile for the behavior, he/she will assign a sanction.

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