A University administrator will meet one-on-one with respondents (and sometimes complainants and witnesses) to review matters involving prohibited conduct that do not involve possible separation from the University. Repeated offenses of any kind, however, may result in a determination that the matter should be resolved through higher-level disciplinary proceedings, for which separation from the University is a possible outcome. In general, matters involving undergraduates will be handled by designated Administrative Reviewers within Campus Life; matters involving graduate students will be handled by Administrative Reviewers from the Graduate School; and matters involving medical students will be handled by Administrative Reviewers from the Medical School.
Procedures. The Case Administrator provides the respondent with written notice of the charge(s) and a summary of the evidence. The student contacts the Administrative Reviewer to schedule the meeting. The student can review all evidence prior to the hearing upon request. At the meeting, the respondent(s) has an opportunity to be heard, and the Administrative Reviewer decides if the respondent is responsible for violation(s) of the Code.
Outcomes. If the respondent is found responsible, the Administrative Reviewer will impose a community status up to probation with restrictions for three (3) semesters (see “Community Statuses”). The Administrative Reviewer may also impose accompanying terms (see “Accompanying Terms”). When determining an appropriate outcome, Administrative Reviewers will consider the nature of the incident and its context as well as any prior disciplinary findings and outcomes. Within five (5) days of the conclusion of the review, the Case Administrator will notify the respondent in writing of the decision in the case.