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If a resident violates one of Housing and Residential Education's Community Living Standards, it is likely that the resident will be confronted by one of our staff. The staff member will document the situation on an Incident Report, and that documentation will go to the Community Director (CD) of the residence hall 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).
If a resident is found responsible for a violation of the Community Living Standards, the Hearing Officer (Community Director or other appointed housing official) will assign sanctions. There are two categories of sanctions that may be imposed: Educational Sanctions and Contractual Sanctions.
Participants in the Housing Conduct Process are provided rights throughout. It is very important that residents are knowledgeable of their rights, which include: