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College Judicial Board

The College Judicial Board consists of four undergraduate students, two faculty and one administrator. Appointments to the Board are made by the President of the College with nominations coming from the President of the Student Government Association, President of the Faculty Association, Student Affairs Division Office, and from the members of the College community. Furthermore, assuming that they are not on academic or disciplinary probation with the College, students appointed to the Board serve for the duration of the academic year. Generally, the Board meets about once a week during the regular school year. The Board selects its own officers and may, after consultation with the Associate Dean of Students, determine its own procedures. However, in all cases heard by the Board, accused students have the following listed rights:

  • to be informed of the acts that are alleged to have been committed;
  • to be informed of the rule(s) which have been violated if the alleged acts are proven to be true;
  • to a fair hearing in which they are allowed to be present when any evidence against them is to be considered by the Board;
  • to have a counselor/advisor present if such a person is a member of the College community.  However, whenever counselors/advisors, legal agents or other persons are allowed to be present regardless of their status in the College community, he/she will have no right to address the Board directly without being granted permission by the Board to do so and no counselor, regardless of his/her status, will be allowed to speak for the accused student.  Further, conduct processes are private and any person involved is expected to respect the privacy of all persons and information;
  • to call relevant witnesses;
  • to a summary record of the process;
  • to be informed of the finding of the Board;

Judicial Board testimony sessions are closed private sessions unless both the accused and the complainant agree to open the session to the College community.  Regardless of any agreement, Judicial Board deliberation sessions are always closed.