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Hearing Authorities

Hearing authorities are responsible for hearing cases involving alleged violations of the Ohio University Student Code of Conduct. The following are hearing authorities:
 
A.  The Office of Community Standards & Student Responsibility Director, Assistant Directors and Hearing Officers 
The director, assistant directors, and hearing officers of the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility are responsible for hearing cases involving alleged violations of Code A and B offenses and serve as advisor to both the complainant and the accused regarding procedures relating to the code of conduct. They have the authority to conduct procedural interviews and administrative hearings and to serve as advisors to university hearing boards.
 
B. Residential Housing Hearing Officers
Residential Housing hearing officers are responsible for hearing cases involving alleged violations of Code B offenses which occur on residential greens. Residential Housing hearing officers include assistant directors of Residential Housing, Residential Coordinators, and Resident Directors. Residential housing hearing officers have the authority to conduct procedural interviews and administrative hearings.
 
C. University Hearing Board
The University Hearing Board is responsible for hearing cases of alleged Code A violations when the director, assistant director, or hearing officer of the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility has determined that suspension or expulsion may be the sanction if the charge is substantiated.  A hearing board is composed of either: a) three students, one faculty member and one administrator, or b) two students and one faculty member or administrator.
 
D. University Appeal Board
The University Appeal Board is responsible for deciding appeals regarding decisions made by any hearing authority. An appeal board is composed of one student, one faculty memberand one administrator, selected from a pool of hearing board members who did not participate in the original hearing.