The Hearing Process
Hearings are either (a) scheduled by the conduct administrator, or (b) scheduled by the student at the instruction of the conduct administrator.
Types of Hearings:
- Administrative Hearings: Administrative hearings are conducted by a conduct administrator. Conduct administrators are members of the professional or paraprofessional University staff. Conduct administrators are trained by the OSCCR to handle matter of student conduct according to the policies and procedures of the Community Standards. In some cases, an administrative hearing may be facilitated by more than one conduct administrator.
- Student Community Board Hearings: Hearings with the Student Community Board (SCB) are very similar to normal administrative hearings. First, you will be greeted by five to six members of the SCB, who will take a few minutes to introduce themselves and get to know you. Then, SCB will ask to hear your perspective on the incident in question, and will likely ask questions to better understand the situation. After discussing your perspective on the incident, you will be provided with a copy of the incident report submitted to the OSCCR. The SCB will give you time to look over the incident report, answer any questions you might have, address any issues, and ask further questions about the incident. There will then be a break for the SCB to deliberate. After coming to a decision regarding your responsibility in the incident, SCB will inform you of the decision and any sanctions that have been assigned to you. After that, you're free to go! The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will send you a decision letter via email, which will also provide details and deadlines for sanctions (if applicable).