Loyola University Chicago

Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Division of Student Development

Student Rights in the Hearing Process

All students have the right to be treated with dignity and respect throughout any interaction with the conduct process and have the following procedural rights during hearings:

1.    Right to Notice: To have notice of the potential violations before the hearing and have the relevant policies explained clearly and fully at every level of the conduct process
2.    Right to Participate: To be present throughout the hearing but not during the deliberation process of the conduct administrator or board
3.    Right to an Advisor: To be accompanied by an advisor, if desired
4.    Right to Review: To review all documentation concerning the potential policy violations during the hearing
5.    Right to Refute: To refute information provided by witnesses
6.    Right to Appeal: To be advised of the appeal process

Generally, respondents or other students involved in an incident do not have a right to review the incident report itself until a point in a conduct meeting determined by the conduct administrator or board. However, in cases where either (a) the respondent was not present at the time an incident was documented, or (b) the incident was not documented by a University official, the respondent may request to review the incident report by request in person before the hearing at the OSCCR suite.