Administrative Board Hearing

The Administrative Hearing Board consists of University faculty and staff members. Board members are appointed for a term of one year. From the pool of members, the Administrative Board that would hear a case is comprised of at least three members. The Administrative Board hears the case, weighs the evidence and testimony of the accused, complainant, and of witnesses, determines a finding of responsible or not responsible of the accused student and notifies the Vice President of Student Affairs of the finding. An appropriate sanction will be determined if the accused student is found responsible. The accused student will be determined responsible or not responsible by the preponderance of the evidence. Preponderance of the 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 three Administrative Board members must be present. If less than three Administrative Board members are present, the accused student must agree in writing in order to proceed with the hearing