Formal Hearing

How to Prepare for Your Formal Hearing

Review the Student Conduct Code and Executive Order 1073. Follow the instructions in the notice of hearing email. Arrive on time by making note of the date, time and location of your hearing. You may view your file prior to the formal hearing but will need to schedule an appointment with the Office Student Conduct & Ethical Development in order to do so.

Be prepared to have an opening and closing statement and to clearly articulate your points. Be prepared to answer specific questions from the hearing officer and the student conduct administrator. If you have witnesses, they must arrive on time for the hearing and also be prepared to be crossed examined by the student conduct administrator and answer specific questions from the hearing officer.

It is important to understand that the formal hearing is meant to be a fair process. Please make the best effort to be professional throughout the process.

 

Procedures

Opening Statement

Both the student and the Student Conduct Administrator will be asked to give an opening statement. The opening statement should briefly describe why the student requested a formal hearing.

Presentation of Case

Both the student and the Student Conduct Administrator will be asked to give a presentation based on the merits of the case. At this point, both the student and the Student Conduct Administrator will be asked to present supporting documentation and witnesses.

Closing Statement

Both the student and the Student Conduct Administrator will be asked to give a closing statement. The closing statement should briefly summarize the desired outcome of the Formal Hearing.