The formal resolution process comprises two methodologies for reviewing and addressing alleged violations of community standards and College policies. Student(s), student organizations, or athletic teams participate in a one-on-one administrative hearing with a community standards administrator or a hearing convened by the Community Standards Review Board (CSRB). Reported violations of the sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking policy will be addressed and review based on the process outlined in that policy.
Both hearings seek to review, address, and resolve incidents and matters of alleged violations of community standards and consist of the following:
Administrative Hearing: Matters and the alleged policy violations are reviewed, discussed, and conducted in a hearing with a designated community standards administrator within the Dean of Students Office and Office of Community Standards and Student Accountability. The designated community standards administrator will oversee the hearing and make a final decision based on information presented from all reports and individuals involved. See Administrative Hearing for more information.
Community Standards Review Board (CSRB): Matters and alleged policy violations are reviewed, discussed, and conducted before a three-member Community Standards Review Board (CSRB) consisting of one of each of the following representatives: student, faculty, and staff members. See Community Standards Review Board and Hearing for more information.
In circumstances where a report is submitted, and there is reasonable cause to modify the process, including but not limited to before commencement when a student is a candidate for graduation, the Dean of Students Office and Office of Community Standards and Student Accountability will use their discretion to determine the appropriate process for resolution while maintaining the rights afforded to all students, student organizations, or athletic teams in the community standards process.
Suppose a student leaves the College for any reason while the formal or informal resolution process is underway. In that case, the Dean of Students Office and Office of Community Standards and Student Accountability have the authority to determine whether or not the process should continue or be held should the student return or be readmitted to the College.