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community service, training, fines or fees, loss of campus privileges, eviction,

and/or suspension or expulsion.

ii. If the major misconduct involves sexual misconduct or Title IX compliance,

the adjudication and appeal process under LRSC 1500.09 will be followed.

b. During the investigative hearing, the accused shall:

i. receive written notice

1. identifying the allegation against the student,

2. providing three days’ notice to any requests for information or response

from the student,

3. notifying information about the right to have a support person, advocate

or attorney, at the student’s expensive and initiation, to fully participate

in the process, and

4. that can be waived if the accused consents to a shorter notice period.

The notice process may be waived during an emergency suspension

process.

ii. have an opportunity to present evidence and respond to allegations,

iii. be provided with timely access to information,

iv. be informed of the outcome, the sanction (if any) and the right to appeal

within 10 calendar days after the completion of the investigation.

c. The Director of Student Services shall initiate interim measures for the safety and

security of the campus. These may include, but are not limited to:

i. issuing a no contact order to the accused,

ii. moving the complainant and/or accused to different campus housing,

iii. altering the class schedule of the complainant and/or accused,

iv. providing counseling services,

v. providing academic support services, and/or

vi. placing student employees on leave or students on suspension pending the

outcome of the investigation.

d. Hearing Process

The Director of Student Services shall:

i. make every effort to allow only relevant evidence to be consider and shall not

consider evidence that is neither relevant nor probative.

ii. determine whether policy was violated using a “preponderance of the

evidence” standard. Communicate in person (when possible) and provide in

writing the final decision to the accused.

iii. recommend consequences.

e. Major Misconduct Appeals Procedure

i. The accused has the right to appeal. An appeal must be made in writing to

the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and must be made within

one year of receiving the written notification from the Director of Student

Services.

ii. The original decision may be appealed only due to:

1. Procedural Errors: The accused alleges that there was a deviation or

change from the procedures outlined in the adjudication process or was

not afforded due process which adversely impacted the outcome of the

complaint.

2. New Evidence: The accused alleges that new evidence became available