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The Judicial Process
The following section explains the judicial process step-by-step. Each step explains what the actions of the Office of Judicial Affairs and what a student should expect when going through the process.
To see a diagram of how the process works, please download our Judicial Process Diagram (PDF).
- A student will receive a letter informing you that a judicial charge has been brought against that student.
- The student must then schedule an appointment with the Office of Judicial Affairs by the date indicated in the letter.
- The Appointment
- A hearing officer will see the student to explain the charges.
- A hearing officer will discuss the student's rights.
- A hearing officer will explain all judicial procedures.
- A hearing officer will hear any statement that student may wish to make.
- Click here to view a mock administrative option hearing.
- The Decision
- The student will be informed of the decision regarding the charges.
- If the student is found not responsible, the process ends here.
- If the student is found responsible, a sanction will be assigned.
- The student may then accept or reject the decision.
- The Options
- If the student chooses to accept the decision, the process ends here.
- If the student chooses to reject the decision, the case will then be referred to the University Judicial Council.
- The Judicial Council Hearing
- The Judicial Council will, independently and without knowledge of the judicial officer's decision, determine the student's responsibility.
- The sanction assigned by the council may be more, the same, or less severe than that assigned by the hearing officer.
- Click here to view a mock council hearing.
- The Appeal Process
- The student may appeal the decision of the judicial council. The appeal must be in writing and within three working days of the hearing.
- An appeal must be based on harshness of sanction, violation of due process, or new evidence.
- An appeal decision may confirm the original decision, reduce the sanction, or find the student not responsible.