Disciplinary Hearings

A disciplinary hearing is the second step in the disciplinary process for cases that do not involve violations of sexual or interpersonal violence. The  sexual and interpersonal violence hearing web page can provide more information related to hearings involving allegations of sexual and interpersonal violence.

If an accused student elects to go to a hearing they may elect to have an administrative or committee hearing. The composition of each hearing is as follows:

Administrative Hearing:

An administrative hearing may be conducted by one faculty or staff member. In cases including charges, C.1, C.2,C.3, C.4, C.8, E.1, and F.3, the administrative hearing is conducted by three faculty and/or staff members. This group of three will constitute a quorum and may hear an individual case. In cases involving three faculty and/or staff members there will also be a procedural advisor who may not participate in the fact finding portion of the hearing except to ensure that established procedures are followed and to maintain records of the hearing. For more information about the role of the procedural advisor, please visit the hearing procedures web page.

Committee Hearing:

A hearing committee may be conducted by two students and one faculty or staff member. In cases including charges C.1, C.2, C.3, C.4,C.8, , E.1, and F.3, the hearing committee shall be comprised of five members, 2 of whom will be students. This group of five will constitute a quorum and may hear an individual case. This hearing composition will also include a procedural advisor, who may not participate in the fact finding portion of the hearing except to ensure that established procedures are followed and to maintain records of the hearing. For more information about the role of the procedural advisor, please visit the hearing procedures web page.  Please note that Hearing Committees are not available during final exams or winter and summer sessions.

The Office of Disability Resources (ODR) coordinates academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to all programs, services, and activities at Purchase College. If you have a disability and require accommodations throughout the conduct process, please call or e-mail the ODR to initiate your request for accommodations, (914) 251-6035, odr@purchase.edu.