Judicial Board Hearing

The University Judicial Board is comprised of a pool of at least 12 members. Approximately six students and six faculty/staff members are appointed for a term of one year. Members are appointed by the University President. From the pool of members, the Judicial Board that would hear a case is typically comprised of at least five members. The Judicial Board hears the case, weighs the evidence and testimony of witnesses, determines responsibility or non-responsibility of the accused and makes a sanction recommendation. The accused student will be determined responsible or not responsible by the preponderance of the evidence. Preponderance of evidence means evidence that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that it is more likely than not that the act in question did occur and/or that the accusations are true. To proceed with a hearing, a minimum of five Judicial Board members must be present. If less than five Judicial Board members are present, the accused student must agree in writing in order to proceed with the hearing.