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process may also be waived during an emergency suspension
process; and
3. Of information about the right to have a support person,
advocate or attorney, at the student’s expense and initiation,
to fully participate in the process.
ii. Have an opportunity to present evidence and respond to allegations,
be provided with timely access to information,
iii. 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 interimmeasures for the safety
and security of the campus. These may include, but are not limited to:
i. Assistance moving safely between campus buildings,
ii. Issuing a no contact order to the accused,
iii. Moving the complainant and/or accused to different campus housing,
iv. Altering the class schedule of the complainant and/or accused,
v. Providing counseling services,
vi. Providing academic support services, and/or
vii. 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 considered 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. Decide the appropriate sanctions to be imposed.
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 which would have impacted the outcome
of the complaint. The accused must (a) present the new evidence,
(b) explain why it was unavailable prior to the original decision and
(c) prove that the new evidence may have altered the outcome.
3. Severity of the Disciplinary Action: The accused believes that the
disciplinary action issued was excessive.
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