University Hearing Authority
The University Hearing Panel is composed of students, faculty, and staff who have received training in properly adjudicating misconduct cases. The institution’s individual(s) tasked with investigating allegations of student misconduct shall not be responsible for training student conduct panel/board members.
There are two hearing options that a student can choose:
- Hearing Officer – A faculty or administrative staff member designated by the Director of the Office of Community Standards.
- In cases involving graduate students accused of academic misconduct, the faculty member must be a graduate level faculty member.
- University Hearing Panel – A faculty/staff/student committee designated by the Director of the Office of Community Standards.
- One faculty member, one staff member, and two students must be present to hear cases of non-academic student misconduct.
- Two faculty members must be present in addition to one staff member and two students to hear cases of academic misconduct.
- In cases involving graduate students accused of academic misconduct, all faculty and student panelists must be graduate level.
The Hearing Panel will be selected from an established "pool" of a minimum number of the following members: five (5) faculty members, three (3) administrative staff members, and five (5) students.