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If a resident violates one of Housing and Residential Education's Community Living Standards or the Campus Alcohol Policy, it is likely that the resident will be confronted by one of our staff members. The staff member will document the situation in an Incident Report, and that documentation will go to the Community Director (CD) of the residential community where the incident took place. The Community Director will then assign a hearing time for the student based on their class schedule. A resident has the right to review the information in an incident report that applies to them.
The Hearing Officer (Community Director or other appointed housing official) will discuss the incident with the resident. The Hearing Officer will ask the resident to present their account of the incident, and compare it to the information presented in the Incident Report or gathered through the investigation. After all of the information has been presented, the Hearing Officer will make a decision on the resident’s level of responsibility for each individual charge. The Hearing Officer’s finding will be based on a preponderance of evidence standard (more likely than not).
In keeping with the mission of the Department of Housing and Residential Education and the Housing Conduct Philosophy, sanctions are intended to educate students as to why their actions were inappropriate, help students improve their ethical decision making, and hold students accountable to their contractual obligations of living in campus housing.
All appeals are to be submitted via email to the Coordinator for Housing Conduct who serves as the Appellate Officer. Appeals must be filed no later than five (5) business days from the delivery of the resolution letter. (Note, our Coordinator position is currently vacant and all appeals should be directed to Katie Bartholomew, Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
A student accused of violating the Community Living Standards is afforded procedural rights in the Housing Conduct Process. An accused student has the right: