A Principle Unit Within the
Division of Student Affairs
The Pre-Hearing Conference is an informal, non-adversarial meeting between
the Charged Student and the Conduct Officer. The Charging Party is not
required to participate. Documentary evidence and written statements can
be relied upon, so long as the Charged Student is allowed to respond to
a) When the Charged Student does not dispute the facts upon which the
charges are based, pleads responsible to the alleged rule violations,
and executes a written waiver of the hearing procedures, the Conduct
Officer, shall impose an appropriate
sanction. The student shall be
informed in writing of the decision. In such a case, when the Charged
Student accepts responsibility for violating a Code
rule(s), only the
sanction may be appealed.
b) In those cases in which the Charged Student contests the allegations
upon which the charges are based or refuses to execute a written waiver of
a hearing, a
Student Conduct Hearing will resolve the allegations.
c) Failure to appear at a Pre-Hearing Conference may preclude the early
resolution of the case and may require that a full
hearing be held by the
Hearing Board to resolve the matter.