(A) The respondent has the right to accept responsibility for the charges, which will result in an administrative decision, or choose to have a hearing.
(B) In addition to the committee on academic misconduct and the university conduct board, the following university employees/officials are considered official university hearing bodies and may conduct administrative hearings of alleged violations of the code affording the respondent the same procedural guarantees as provided in the hearings conducted by a committee or board:
- The director of student conduct, or designee;
- The coordinator of the committee on academic misconduct, or designee;
- University housing professional staff, and;
- The chief conduct officer for the regional campuses.
(C) Students will be afforded the right to request a separate hearing and choose an administrative or board hearing, except under special circumstances when, in order to ensure a fair and just process, the hearing officer may determine the appropriate hearing body. Special circumstances include but are not limited to situations when multiple respondents are charged out of the same factual circumstances or in multiple incidents involving the same respondent. The university reserves the right to combine hearings for respondents.
(Board approval dates: 3/2/2001, 12/7/2007, 4/6/2012, 4/8/2016, 9/2/2016, 5/31/2019)