A Three-Level System

Level One:

(two types): Both adjudicated by Judicial Coordinators

  1. Lower Level Hearings
  2. Upper Level Hearings

Level Two:

Community Board Hearing — adjudicated by Community Board (students, faculty and staff)

Level Three:

  • Dean and Associate Dean
  • Title IX Cases
  • Community Board Appeals

Level One (Two Types):

1. Lower-Level Hearings

Lower Level hearings are conducted by a Judicial Coordinator. Lower Level hearings usually involve low-level violations such as candles in residence halls, guest policy violations, misuse of keys, etc. What qualifies as a low-level violation is at the discretion of the Judicial Coordinator.

2. Upper Level Hearings

Upper Level Hearings are conducted by a Judicial Coordinator. These hearings are for high-level violations such as drugs, alcohol, misuse of property, etc. What qualifies as a high-level violation is at the discretion of the Judicial Coordinator.

In both a Lower Level and Upper Level Judicial:

  • A hearing occurs when an information report, police report or other forms of evidence are present that support a violation of student Code of Conduct. During the hearing, the student will present their case and the Judicial Coordinator will determine whether the student is responsible or not responsible.
  • A Level One Hearing can occur when adjudication is requested by the college.
  • A Level One Hearing can occur when adjudication is requested by an accuser.

Level Two:

Community Board Hearing

If a student wishes does not agree with the outcome of the hearing made by the judicial coordinator they can choose to meet with the Community Board. The Community Board is a panel of five people consisting of students, faculty and staff. The Community Board will hear the case and issue a ruling. The board is responsible for setting and upholding the College standards of behavior. Holding the leadership position of Community Board member provides the opportunity to communicate about the conduct system while promoting a positive living-learning community.

Level Three:

Upper Level hearings involve Title IX cases and Community Board appeals. These cases are adjudicated by the Dean and Associate Dean.