Student rights (against whom the complaint has been made) in order to uphold due process include:
Being informed in writing of specific charges brought against him/her.
Having sufficient time to allow for the preparation of his/her response.
Having the right to the charges being processed in a timely manner.
Requesting a full judicial board if one can be convened in a timely manner.
Questioning a Board member's ability to participate fairly in a hearing (in the event of a board hearing).
Being accompanied by an advocate (said person cannot be a lawyer, parent or trained in law).
Having witnesses appear on his/her behalf during a Judicial Board Hearing. If a witness cannot appear, a signed statement from the witness can be submitted as long as it is witnessed by a University official verifying the writer. Witnesses may be required by the Judicial Executive Officer or Judicial Hearing Officer.
Being entitled to know the nature and source of evidence at the time that the incident is processed; and to be informed of the final outcome of the case in writing.
Understanding that all conferences/hearings shall be closed.
The University community may be informed when a student accepts responsibility or is determined responsible through the University judicial process for violations of physical abuse, vandalism and sexual imposition. The specific information provided to the Collegian will be the student’s name, the violation (s) and the sanctions issued.
Having the opportunity to appeal as outlined in the Student Handbook.
Victim Rights (include Student Rights 5 through 8 although disclosure of outcome is typically not in writing). In addition, other victim rights include:
To be treated with respect and dignity by all university personnel.
To appropriate counseling, medical resources, and academic assistance as determined by the University, when requested.
To reasonable accommodations in campus residence and/or classes as determined by the University.
To information pertaining to the campus judicial process as well as criminal/civil options.
To request that judicial charges be pursued.
To present evidence and respond to specific charges brought against him/her.
To have a support person (advocate) accompany him/her during the judicial process.
To speak at the judicial proceedings in a seat not directly facing the accused if the complainant requests.
To remain present throughout the judicial proceedings excluding the executive session.
To submit questions to be asked during the judicial proceedings, subject to the discretion of the chairperson or advisor.
To be informed of the judicial proceeding results so long as sharing the information does not cause the University to violate any privacy laws. Judicial Board members are trained to support and serve as advocates for complainants and victims as well as the accused
Contact Office of Student Conduct
Office of Student Conduct
Hawkins Conard Student Center
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805