Any student, faculty member, University personnel, or other individual may file a written complaint with the Vice President for Student Affairs or designated Residential Life Professional alleging student violations of the judicial code or may file an incident report with University Police.
Upon receipt of a complaint or incident report, the Vice President for Student Affairs or designated Residential Life Professional, as applicable, will refer the complaint or report to the appropriate discipline committee.
After a preliminary investigation and a determination that there exists reason to believe a violation has occurred, the committee advisor shall discuss the report with the student involved.
The student may be given an opportunity to waive a formal hearing by signing a waiver form provided by the committee advisor. If the student waives a formal hearing, the committee advisor will fully inform the student of the charges and all evidence, whether such charges and evidence will appear in his/her permanent University records, and the disciplinary sanctions that will be imposed. A signed waiver form will contain a statement of the charges, acknowledgment of guilt and the disciplinary sanctions. If the student does not accept the disciplinary action, he/she may appeal the decision.
Students choosing not to waive their right to a formal hearing will be assigned a hearing date and time for the case to be heard by the appropriate discipline committee.