- The Director of Student Conduct shall make arrangements for Disciplinary Hearings;
thereafter, with notice to the student, the Director may dismiss the case. The Director
of Student Conduct shall send notice of the hearing to the student’s address as it
then appears in the official records of the University to be delivered by U.S. postal
service or campus mail, personally to the student, to the student’s Ferris email account,
or in a manner most likely to inform the student that a hearing date has been set
and charges are pending. The University considers it a student’s responsibility to check their mail and Ferris
email regularly and respond to disciplinary notification appropriately.
- The notice shall inform the student of the following:
- The opportunity to read all written reports regarding the circumstances and allegations
of the case.
- The opportunity to attend a hearing. A student’s hearing shall be scheduled minimally
three business days after the date of the notice. For hearings scheduled with a University
Committee on Discipline, the hearing shall be scheduled minimally five business days
after the date of notice.
- The opportunity to give a reaction to the reports and to offer any additional information
which might help in the resolution of the case.
- The student is not required to answer any questions asked during the hearing; the
choice to remain silent will not be taken as an admission of responsibility.
- The opportunity to review all information related to the case that may adversely affect
the student and to ask questions related to this information.
- The opportunity to present witnesses who may substantiate information related to the
incident. A list of witnesses must be submitted no later than one business day before
the hearing. The hearing officer reserves the right to limit the number of witnesses
based on the relevancy to the facts of the case. Character witnesses are generally
- The opportunity to have a support person present during the hearing; the support person
may not participate in presenting the case, question witnesses, or make statements
during the hearing.
- The student will receive written notification of the decision of the disciplinary
meeting within ten (10) business days, barring unforeseen circumstances.
- The opportunity to submit an appeal, subject to the conditions of the appeal process,
by the deadline date stated in the written outcome of the hearing. Conditions for
an appeal are enumerated on pages 15-16 of this Code.