Article II: Standards and Process in Conduct Cases

The purpose of a conduct proceeding is for the student conduct coordinator to assess whether it is more likely than not that an accused is responsible for violating the Code of Conduct. Deviations from the outlined procedures may occur on occasion at the discretion of the student conduct coordinator, and will not invalidate a decision unless, in the sole discretion of the Dean of Students or their designees, a significant prejudice to a student or the college may result or has resulted.

The college conduct process should not become excessively legalistic or adversarial. The student conduct coordinator shall conduct proceedings in a manner that affords the accused student an opportunity to respond to the allegations and to present evidence relevant to the determination as to whether the Code of Conduct has been violated. The student conduct coordinator reserves the right to conduct proceedings in a manner deemed appropriate under the circumstances, and has sole discretion in interpreting and applying procedural requirements in conduct cases. The college reserves the right to modify these processes when determined appropriate under the particular circumstances.

Parties and their advisors may not act in a manner that disrupts or delays the proceedings.

Article III: Judicial Authority