Page 162 - Mesa Community College Student Handbook 2018-2019
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 Conduct Board hearing concerning each student to be conducted wither separately or jointly.
iv. The complainant and the accused shall have the right to be assisted by an advisor they choose, at their own expense. A party who elects to be assisted by an advisor must notify the student conduct administrator of the name and contact information of the advisor not less than two (2) days before the scheduled hearing. The advisor must be a member of the college community and may not be an attorney. Both the complainant and the accused are responsible for presenting their own information and, therefore, advisors are not permitted to speak or participate directly in any Student Conduct Board hearing before a Student Conduct Board.
v. The complainant, accused student and the Student Conduct Board may arrange for witnesses to present pertinent information to the Student Conduct Board. The Student Conduct Administrator will try to arrange the attendance of possible witnesses who are members of the college community, if reasonable possible, and who are identified by the complainant and/or accused student at least two days prior to the Student Conduct Board hearing. Witnesses will provide information to and answer questions from the Student Conduct Board. Questions may be suggested by the accused student and/or complainant to be answered by each other by other witnesses. This will be conducted by the Student Conduct Board with such questions directed to the chairperson, rather than to the witness directly. This method is used to preserve the educational tone of the chairperson of the Student Conduct Board.
vi. The Student Conduct Administrator will present the information he or she received.
vii. Pertinent records, exhibits, and written statements may be accepted as information for consideration by a Student Conduct Board at the discretion of the chairperson.
viii. All procedural questions are subject to the final decision of the chairperson of the Student Conduct Board.
ix. After the portion of the Student Conduct Board hearing concludes in which all pertinent information has been received, the Student Conduct Board shall determine (by majority vote if the Student Conduct Board consists of more than one person) whether the accused student violated the section of this Student Conduct Code which the student is charged with violating.
x. The Student Conduct Board's determination shall be made on the basis of whether it is more likely than not that the accused student violated this Student Conduct Code.
E. There shall be a single verbatim record, such as a tape recording, of all Student Conduct Board hearingsbeforeaStudentConductBoard(notincludingdeliberations). Therecordshallbethe
property of the District.
F. No student may be found to have violated this Student Conduct Code because the student failed to appear before a Student Conduct Board. In all cases, the evidence and support of the charges shall be presented and considered.
G. The Student Conduct Board may accommodate concerns for the personal safety, well-being, and/or fears of confrontation of the complainant, accused student, and/or other witness during the hearing by providing separate facilities, by using a visual screen, and/or by permitting participation by telephone, videophone, closed circuit television, video conferencing, videotape, audio tape, written statement, or other means, where and as determined in the sole judgment of the college official responsible for administration of the Student Conduct Code.
2. Sanctions
A. The following sanctions may be imposed upon any student found to have violated the Student
Conduct Code:
i. Warning - a written notice to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional rules or regulations.
ii. Probation - a written reprimand for violation of specified rules or regulations. Probation is for a designated period of time and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any institutional rules or regulation(s) during the probationary period.
iii. Loss of Privileges - denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
iv. Restitution - compensation for loss, damage or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.

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