How to prepare for your Formal Hearing
Review the Student Conduct Code and Executive Order 1073. If you are a student who lives in the residence halls review the license agreement [PDF]. If the housing agreement is outdated, please visit the housing website.
Review the date and time of your hearing and be sure to arrive on time. If you would like to review your file prior to the formal hearing you will need to schedule a meeting with the Office Student Conduct & Ethical Development.
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.
Both the student and the Student Conduct Administrator will be asked to give a 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 Administer 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.
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.