Policy Handbook

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Procedures for Judicial Board Hearings

  1. The student is informed in writing of the charges against him or her. The student is also informed of the hearing procedures and given the opportunity to have an advisor from the college community and/or parents/guardian(s) attend the hearing.
  2. The hearing is private (closed).
  3. The student may call a reasonable number of witnesses on his or her behalf who shall be subject to questioning by members of the Judicial Board and/or the presenting Dean.
  4. The student must inform the presenting Dean, 24 hours in advance, of the hearing if he or she intends to have witnesses appear.
  5. If the student does not appear, the hearing will be held in absentia and the student may be additionally charged with failure to comply.
  6. When a student appears before the Judicial Board, the Chair reminds the student that he or she is expected to tell the truth. If it is later discovered that a student has been dishonest and/or misrepresented himself or herself to the Board, that student is eligible for a summary suspension from the college.
  7. On behalf of the college, the Chairperson of the Judicial Board (or a designated representative) presents the charge(s).
  8. The student has an opportunity to make an opening statement.
  9. After the student’s opening statement, the Board may address questions to any party or witness summoned, but shall limit the scope of the testimony to matters relevant to the charges. (The Board may request the presence of any witness deemed necessary for the hearing.)
  10. At the end of the question and answer period, the student and/or advisor(s) and parent(s)/guardian(s) have the opportunity to make closing statements.
  11. The Board deliberates without the student or witnesses present.
  12. The Board recommends action to the Dean of Students. The presenting Dean will inform the student of the recommendation(s). The Dean of Students will officially notify the student charged of the final decision.


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