Rights of an accused student who elects to have a disciplinary hearing:

Students have the right to a fair hearing and equitable procedures to determine the validity of charges of violation of campus regulations. When a student is charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct they have the right to:

  1. A hearing as provided in the Community Standards of Conduct.
  2. Be present throughout the hearing and to hear all information presented against them; (Note: If an accused student elects not to appear, the College will assume that the student is waiving their right to be present and proceed as scheduled in his/her absence.)
  3. Formal notice in writing of the time, date, place of the hearing no less than (2) days in advance of the hearing; and a list of specific policies allegedly violated. A copy of any written report that will be used at the hearing and a copy of this discipline policy are available on request at the initial conference.
  4. Select a support person of their choice from the College community. Support persons may not represent and/or interact with the Hearing Committee or any other individual in the hearing process. A person who is a witness or is directly involved in the conduct case may not be a support person. They may provide a statement as a character witness if requested to do so by the accused student. 
  5. The presence of an attorney only if legal action surrounding the same incident is pending. In such an event an attorney may not represent/or interact with the Hearing Committee/Officer(s) or any other individual in the hearing process with the exception of their client.
  6. Present their case through statements, questions, witnesses, and other forms of evidence, and to have questions asked of any individual participant in the hearing through the Hearing Committee/Officer(s).
  7. A determination of the findings of the Hearing Committee/Officer(s) solely on the basis of the information presented at the hearing.
  8. Access to the college’s hearing audio record in order to prepare an appeal.
  9. Receive the discipline finding letter outlining the findings and reasoning of the Hearing Committee/Officer within two working days of the hearing.
  10. Notification of the appeals process.

The hearing rights for cases involving sexual and interpersonal violence can be found under the the Community Standard’s Sexual and Interpersonal Violence web page.