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Student Accountability and Restorative PracticesEly Center, 103800 Florida Avenue, NEWashington, DC 20002
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)
The discipline of student organizations is incorporated into the general
Student Code of Conduct and operates according to the rules of that system.
The University may carry out disciplinary proceedings and impose
disciplinary sanctions on a student organization or recognized club found
responsible for violation(s) of the Student Code of Conduct without regard
to the pendency of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest
and prosecution. Any member of the University community may file charges
against an organization for misconduct. Charges should be prepared in
writing and directed to the Coordinator of Student Accountability. Any
charge should be submitted as soon as possible after the event takes place.
The Coordinator of Student Accountability may conduct an investigation to
decide whether a formal charge will be brought against the organization.
The Coordinator of Student Accountability may refuse to grant hearings on
complaints about incidents that occurred at a time too distant from the
date of the filing of charges or when information or testimony is too
The following procedural guidelines are established for the direction of
all persons and boards conducting formal hearings on disciplinary
complaints against a student organization at Gallaudet University:
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, action assessed
by the initial Student Conduct Board or the Coordinator of Student
Accountability may be held in suspense until acted upon in appeal, at the
discretion of the Associate Dean or designee. The Associate Dean or
designee may affirm, reverse, or modify the sanction originally assessed.
The Coordinator of Student Accountability will convey pertinent information
to the Associate Dean. The decision of the Associate Dean of Student Center
Programs and Services or designee is final and is not appealable.
All Student Conduct hearings will be closed to the public in order to
protect the confidential nature of the proceedings.
Any Student Conduct Board member will elect to abstain from participation
in a hearing when the member has a duality of interest in the case or a
personal reason that precludes participation without prejudice. The parties
will be provided a list of potential panel members during the pre-hearing
meeting. All objections to any panel member must be raised in writing,
detailing the rationale for the objection, and must be submitted to the
Coordinator of Student Accountability as soon as possible and no later than
three (3) business days prior to the hearing. Panel members will only be
removed if the Coordinator of Student Accountability concludes that their
bias or conflict of interest precludes an impartial hearing of the
Determinations made or sanctions imposed under the Student Code of Conduct
will not be subject to change or challenge because criminal charges arising
out of the same fact-giving rise to violation of University rules are
pending, were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of/or against the
criminal law defendant.
Because of time concerns and the expenses it would incur, provision for
written transcripts of campus disciplinary hearings is not required.
The Student Conduct Board, restorative practices committee, and/or
Coordinator of Student Accountability will determine the rules of procedure
in addition to those stated herein and all procedural questions are subject
to the final decision of the Coordinator (or Director) of Student
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