Student Rights If Accused of Non-Academic Misconduct
If you are accused of misconduct you have the right to participate in the adjudication process by telling your side of the story, presenting evidence in support of your story, and having your story given full consideration by the investigator.
Non-academic misconduct (UWS Chapter 17) allegations are investigated by University Investigating Officers from the Dean of Students Office or from Student Life Services who are appointed for this purpose by the Chancellor.
The investigator will send the student an offer to discuss the matter before deciding that misconduct occurred or imposing sanctions. The purpose of this meeting is to review with the student the report that the student engaged in misconduct and to allow the student an opportunity to respond.
A student may chose not to participate in such a meeting, but the investigator will make a decision based on the available evidence if the student chooses not to discuss the matter.
If the investigator concludes that the student did violate University Chapter 17, and if the student disagrees with the sanction imposed, the student always has the right to a hearing.