Informal Conduct Hearing

  • The charges will be read and explained to the responding party, at which time they or their advisor may ask any questions.
  • The responding party has the right to admit to or deny responsibility for the charges prior to or during the conference.
  • If the responding party admits responsibility, the dean will notify them of the sanctions; the student can either accept or reject the sanctions.
  • If they accept the sanctions, they will sign a waiver accepting the sanctions and waiving the right to a formal hearing.
  • If the responding party denies responsibility, or objects to the sanctions, a formal conduct hearing will be convened pursuant to the procedures outlined in this handbook.

NOTE: Informal Conduct Hearings are not permitted for resolution of a Title IX Sexual Harassment complaint.