Any student or student organization charged with an offense of the student code of conduct will first be scheduled a Procedural Interview with a hearing authority to review the allegation. The accused will be notified in writing of the alleged violation and the date and time of the Procedural Interview. Written notification will include: a) a letter from the Student Code of Conduct: Review and Standards Committee explaining procedures and rights and options open to the accused and b) a copy of the referral, which contains a description of the alleged violation.
The purpose of the Procedural Interview is to provide the accused with the opportunity to discuss the allegations that led to the referral. The hearing authority will clarify the rights and options available, as well as describe a range of potential sanctions for the violation in question. The accused will have an opportunity to admit or deny the charge during the Procedural Interview.
In alleged Code A violations where the hearing authority has informed the accused that a potential sanction may result in suspension or expulsion, the accused may: a) admit the charge and be sanctioned by the hearing authority or b) deny the charge and request either an administrative hearing or a University Hearing Board to further explore the facts and circumstances of the alleged violation.
In alleged Code A or Code B violations where the hearing authority has informed the accused that a potential sanction would not result in suspension or expulsion, the accused may: a) admit the charge and be sanctioned by the hearing authority; or b) deny the charge and request an administrative hearing to further explore the facts and circumstances of the alleged violation.
The accused must attend the Procedural Interview. If the accused fails to appear for a scheduled Procedural Interview and the absence is not excused, a hearing may still be scheduled.