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Preparation for a Hearing

  • Read and reread the hearing notification that includes the charge(s). Make sure you understand the charge and thoroughly review the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Set a reminder with the date, time and location of the hearing (that information is located in the hearing notification) in your phone or planner.
  • You may request a copy of the report and any relevant evidence from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR).
  • Are there any witnesses that observed the alleged incident? If so, contact those individuals and request they share their observations with OSRR. Be advised that witness statements and/or attendance at hearings is encouraged. In addition, you may submit in writing the names and contact information of witnesses within three business days prior to your hearing.
  • You’re permitted an advisor at your hearing. This could be a lawyer, parent, guardian, lawyer, friend etc. However please note they may not speak during the hearing. You are not required to have an advisor. You must submit in writing to OSRR if you plan to have an advisor present three business days prior to your hearing. Subsequently, OSRR officials will require the identifiable information before the advisor is permitted to join the proceeding. 
  • Prepare any relevant evidence (if applicable) to present during the hearing.
  • Prepare questions to ask of your witness (es). Only conduct officials can ask questions you have prepared. Participants are unable to engage in discussion or questions during proceedings.
  • Be prepared to enter a response to each charge (responsible or not responsible).
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