Student Responsibilities

  1. Respondents will be informed in writing of the allegations, procedural steps of the Restorative Discipline process, and their responsibilities in the process.
  2. A person alleged to have violated campus standards will be presumed innocent until sufficient information is presented to determine responsibility. Responsibility for an allegation will be determined on a standard of preponderance of information/evidence (more likely than not).
  3. In most instances, the disciplinary status of a person will not be altered, including the ability to be present on the campus and to attend classes, pending the outcome of the Restorative Discipline process. However, exception may be made for reasons relating to the physical or emotional safety and well-being of other students, faculty and staff of the University.
  4. Alleged Offenders appearing in a Community Justice Conference (CJC), Student Judicial Board (SJB) hearing or an Administrative Review (AR), have the ability to be accompanied by members of the university community for support.
  5. The decision of the Alleged Offender's responsibility for the alleged violation by the SJB will be based solely upon information introduced during the hearing. The restorative plan may be guided by information from current and/or past disciplinary cases of the Alleged Offender.
  6. Falsifying or misrepresenting information or facts to university officials will not be tolerated.
  7. SJB hearings may proceed in the absence of the Alleged Offender or Witness(es). Anyone unable to participate in an SJB hearing at the time and date set due to emergency or other serious circumstance must inform the Judicial Officer prior to the hearing and as soon as is reasonable.
  8. Students may appeal the decision of the SJB or AR.