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How the Process Works
- The Procedural Advisor meets with the accused student and reviews his or her rights.
- The Chair appoints an investigating committee that typically has up to seven (7) days to investigate a case (unless given an extension by the Chair)
- If the Honor Council determines that there is insufficient evidence to proceed to a hearing or that the matter is trivial, the matter is dropped. Triviality may be determined by the Chair before an investigation takes place.
- A student is considered innocent until proven guilty. The hearing is the opportunity for the Council to review all relevant information and to question witnesses. If the panel finds insufficient evidence to find a student guilty, the matter is dropped. Only if a student is found guilty will the sanctioning portion take place.
- After the hearing, the Dean of Students (or designee) reviews the Honor Council outcome and meets with the student shortly after the hearing. The Dean will deliver the official written outcome to the student.
- The student then has five working days from receiving the official written notification to file a written appeal of the decision. The appeal is directed to the Appeals Committee which is appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs.