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Notice, pre-hearing, and hearing processes

Notice, pre-hearing, and hearing processes

Once a determination is made that reasonable cause exists for the dean of students or designee to refer a complaint for a hearing, notice will be given to the accused student. Notice may be given via electronic mail, in writing, and may be delivered in person during a meeting with the dean of students or designee or mailed to the local or permanent address of the accused student. Once sent, such notice will be presumptively delivered.

After a student determines which option (CHRB or administrative hearing) is preferred, the dean of students or designee will schedule a hearing.

In cases being heard by the CHRB, the student will be given a minimum of five (5) class days to prepare for a hearing. In cases being heard administratively, the student will be given a minimum of three (3) days to prepare.  At least three (3) class days before any scheduled hearing, the following will occur the complainant and the accused have the right to be present at the hearing, but not during deliberations. If a student cannot attend, it is that student's responsibility to notify the dean of students or designee no later than 24 hours before the hearing, to arrange another time, place and date.

The complainant and the accused have the right to be present at the hearing, but not during deliberations. If a student cannot attend, it is that student's responsibility to notify the dean of students or designee no later than 24 hours before the hearing, to arrange another time, place and date.
Except in a complaint involving failure to comply with a college official; specifically to obey the summons of the dean of students or designee, no student may be found to have violated The Student Code of Conduct solely because the student failed to appear. At all hearings, the information in support of the complaint will be presented and considered.

If the student fails to appear at the board or administrative hearing and proper notification has been verified, the hearing will not proceed. Instead, the accused student will be given notice of violating the Code of Conduct for failure to comply with the directives of a college official. The hearing will be re-scheduled and the failure to comply charges will be added to the original charge.  If the accused student does not appear at the second hearing, s/he may be suspended by the dean of students until such time as they decide to comply by appearing for the hearing on both the first allegation and the failure to comply charge.