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 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 will be conducted by one (1) faculty or staff member.

Committee Hearing:

The committee will consist of three (3) persons including faculty, staff or students. Student participation is dependent on availability.  A Procedural Officer will be present during a committee hearing.  Information about the role of the Procedural Officer can be found on the hearing procedures web page.  Please note that Committee Hearings are not available effective the Monday before the last two (2) weeks of classes or during winter and summer sessions.  During these times, the Office of Community Standards will proceed with an Administrative Hearing.


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. Barring extenuating circumstances, the Office of Community Standards must receive information about your approved accommodations at least 48 business hours prior to the scheduled hearing date. Extenuating circumstances include, but are not limited to: illness, death/bereavement of parent/guardian or sibling, university closures, breaks between semesters due to activities such as study abroad, and failure to meet composition requirements for the hearing body. Note: a change in employment/work schedule or pre-scheduled/non-emergency medical appointment does not constitute an extenuating circumstance.