The Code

Part I: Student Rights

H. Rights of Student in the Judicial Process

Students who believe that any of their rights, as defined in this Code, have been violated by a member of the university community have the right to file a complaint, as outlined in Part III, Procedures.

A student making a complaint under the provisions of this Code should expect that the university will make a good faith attempt to determine the validity of the complaint.

An alleged offender, complainant or victim is not entitled to be present while the individuals who are responsible for determining the merits of the complaint are deliberating the merits of the complaint.

Rights of a victim include:

  1. The student has the option of being present in all aspects of a proceeding in which witnesses provide evidence.
  2. The university will disclose the final results of any disciplinary proceeding to complainants as permitted by the provisions of state and federal laws.

Rights of the student charged (alleged offender):

  1. A student charged with violating this Code has the right to a fair and reasonable process for handling the charges.
  2. The student has the right to be informed of the procedures that will be used in adjudicating the charges against him/her, including but not limited to notice of the charges, deadlines associated with stages of the process, the kinds of evidence that may be submitted at each stage, and the availability of appeals processes, if any.
  3. The student has the right to be present during those portions of any hearing or proceeding in which witnesses provide evidence relating to the charge.
  4. The student who is participating in a hearing or proceeding at which evidence may be submitted is entitled to request the university make a good faith attempt to compel the attendance of witnesses, compel the production of documents, and provide a reasonable time period within which requests for witnesses and documents can be submitted and acted upon.