The University Hearing Board, comprised of students, faculty, and staff, is the body that conducts hearings concerning the most severe sanctions for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. Students issued the following sanctions have the right to request a hearing before the Board:
- University Suspension
- University Expulsion
- Degree Revocation
- Permanent Notation on Transcript
The Hearing Board is advisory to the Vice President for Student Affairs or Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs who will make the final decision. The purpose of the Hearing Board is to review documents and hear testimony from the relevant parties (i.e., Dean of Students Office personnel, involved student(s), faculty, and/or witnesses), and to formulate a recommendation to the Vice President for Student Affairs (Student Code of Conduct) or the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Code of Academic Integrity) regarding the student’s appeal.
This recommendation may have two parts depending on the nature of the appeal. First, the Hearing Board may make a recommendation as to whether a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or Code of Academic Integrity was more likely than not to have been committed by the student. Second, the Hearing Board may make a recommendation as to whether the imposed sanctions should remain as issued or should be modified.