What is Proper Due Process?

Proper due process requires that …

  1. Students accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct must be notified in writing that they have been accused of a specific charge or charges.
  2. Students must be given adequate notice of their Disciplinary Hearing date. 
  3. At the Disciplinary Hearing an explanation of the charges must be provided to students. (Note: The University provides students with the opportunity to participate in the disciplinary process.  If students choose to not attend their own Disciplinary Hearing, it will proceed in their absence.)
  4. At the Disciplinary Hearing, students must be given an opportunity to respond to the charges brought against them. (Again, if students choose to not attend their own Disciplinary Hearing, it will proceed in their absence.)

Note:  If the grounds for appeal have been met, then the next step in due process is to provide students with an opportunity to appeal the outcome of their case.

Note: Simply not wanting to be sanctioned or disagreeing with the sanction is not adequate grounds for an appeal.