STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Principles of the Brown University Community expect community members to act with integrity in all facets of University life, including involvement with matters being addressed by the Student Conduct Procedures.

Respondent Rights. Students and student groups are afforded the following rights in Student Conduct proceedings:

  1. To be informed in writing of the charge(s) and alleged prohibited behavior.
  2. To not be presumed responsible of any alleged violations unless so found through the appropriate student conduct proceeding.
  3. To have an advisor during a formal Investigative Review, a hearing before the Student Conduct Board, an Administrative Hearing, or a Restorative Board.
  4. To request reasonable accommodations through Student and Employee Accessibility Services to participate in these proceedings.
  5. To have a reasonable length of time to prepare a response to any charges.
  6. To be informed of the evidence upon which a charge is based and afforded an opportunity to offer a relevant response.
  7. To be given an opportunity to articulate relevant concerns and issues, express opinions, and offer evidence before the Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s). (Students have the right to prepare a written statement in matters that may result in separation from the University.)
  8. To be afforded privacy, in accordance with University practices and legal requirements.
  9. To request that an Administrative Reviewer, Hearing Officer, Restorative Board member, or member of a Student Conduct Board be disqualified on the grounds of personal bias.
  10. To appeal a decision based on certain grounds.
  11. To refrain from providing information that is self-incriminating.

Complainant Rights. Students serving as complainants in University proceedings are afforded the following rights:

  1. To be informed in writing of the charge(s) and alleged misconduct for Student Conduct Board Hearings, Administrative Hearings, or Restorative Boards.
  2. To have an advisor during a formal Investigative Review, a hearing before the Student Conduct Board, an Administrative Hearing, or a Restorative Board.
  3. To request reasonable accommodations through Student and Employee Accessibility Services to participate in these proceedings.
  4. To have a reasonable length of time to prepare for a proceeding.
  5. To be given an opportunity to articulate relevant concerns and issues, express opinions, and offer evidence before the Administrative Reviewer or Hearing Officer(s).
  6. To be afforded privacy, in accordance with University practices and legal requirements.
  7. To request that an Administrative Reviewer, Hearing Officer, Restorative Board member, or member of a Student Conduct Board be disqualified on the grounds of personal bias.
  8. To appeal a decision in cases of D.9 Harassment or D.10 Harm to Person(s).