After receiving information supporting an alleged violation, the Associate Dean of Students will assign a Hearing Officer to the case.
The Hearing Officer will review the information and then send a Charge letter to the student(s) involved. Upon receiving a Charge Letter from Student Advocacy & Accountability, the student should note the administrative meeting date, time and location included in the letter. This meeting is scheduled with the student's class schedule in mind; however, students are able to reschedule by calling the SAA office. We ask that the student reschedule the meeting within five business days of the original meeting date. Students will also be asked to prepare a written statement, which may be prepared in advance and the student will bring the statement with them to their accountability meeting.
The accountability meeting is held with an SAA Official (hearing officer) who will administratively review the information presented by the reporting person and the charged student. This administrative meeting is informal in nature and the charged student will be asked to share information about the incident in question. Students may have an advisor present for the meeting, but it is not required and most students attend this meeting on their own. Once the SAA Official has gathered all relevant information, they will determine if the student is Responsible or Not Responsible by a preponderance of the information. If the Hearing Officer determines that the student is Responsible, they will then issue an accountability outcome administratively to the charged student via letter.
The student may request the charge to be reheard by a University Hearing Panel by not accepting the administrative decision and accountability outcome.