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Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator for StudentsAmy L. Rousseau(202) 759-5598 (Videophone)(202) 651-5144 (Voice)(202) 651-5651 (Fax)
CoordinatorHillel Goldberg(202) 250 2050 (Videophone)(202) 651-5144 (Voice)(202) 651-5651 (Fax)
In instances where a student is charged with alleged Student Code of
Conduct violations that will likely result in a sanction less than removal
from University housing, University suspension, or expulsion, the student
will be entitled to a disciplinary conference. Minor residence hall
violations are usually handled in this manner (for more information on
residence hall disciplinary conferences, refer to Residence Hall Policies).
Students entitled to a disciplinary hearing may also choose to request a
disciplinary conference, with the understanding that the full range of
sanctions, including residence hall suspension, University suspension, or
expulsion, will be applicable. A disciplinary conference will normally
consist of an informal meeting between the respondent and the Coordinator
of Student Accountability, who will serve as the hearing officer. The
Coordinator of Student Accountability will gather all information necessary
to make a just decision in the case. If the Coordinator of Student
Accountability determines that the student is responsible for the
violation, the Coordinator of Student Accountability will impose sanctions
appropriate for the violation.
The following procedural guidelines are established for respondents charged
with violations of the Student Code of Conduct and assigned to a
disciplinary conference through Student Accountability and Restorative
o Procedural irregularity that affected the outcome of the matter.
Deviations from designated procedures will not be a basis for sustaining an
appeal unless significant unfairness results.
o There is new or newly discovered information that could not have been
produced at the conference that could affect the outcome of the matter. In
order for the Associate Dean of Student Center Programs and Services (or
the Dean of Student Affairs, if the Associate Dean served as hearing
officer in the case) to consider new information sufficient to alter a
decision, or other relevant facts not brought out in the original
conference, such information and/or facts must not have been known at the
time of the original conference by the appellant.
o The sanction imposed was clearly inappropriate and/or disproportionate to
the conduct for which the person was found responsible
An appeal must be in writing, must indicate the basis of the appeal with an
explanation, and must be made within five business days of the date the
parties were notified of the decision. In an appeal case, sanctions
assessed by the initial Coordinator of Student Accountability may be held
in suspense until acted upon in appeal. The appeal will be reviewed by the
Associate Dean of Student Center Programs and Services (or Dean of Student
Affairs if the Associate Dean served as the hearing officer), and he or she
may affirm or reverse the decision, or modify the sanction originally
determined. The Associate Dean of Student Center Programs and Services (or
Dean of Student Affairs if the Associate Dean served as the hearing
officer) may decide to remand the matter back to the Coordinator of Student
Accountability to reopen the hearing, if appropriate. The Coordinator of
Student Accountability will convey pertinent information related to the
case. The decision of the Associate Dean of Student Center Programs and
Services (or Dean of Student Affairs if the Associate Dean served as the
hearing officer) is final and is not appealable.
All disciplinary conferences will be closed to the public in order to
protect the confidential nature of the proceedings.
Because of time concerns and the expenses it would incur, provisions for
written transcripts of disciplinary conferences are not required.
The Coordinator of Student Accountability will determine the rules of
procedures in addition to those stated herein, and all procedural questions
are subject to his/her final decision.
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