COLLEGE COURT
Policy
In order to provide due process to students charged with infractions of the student
conduct code or academic honesty policy, the Dean of Student Services may refer these
students to the College Court for disposition of the charges.
Procedure
I
.
COMPOSITION
of the Courts will consist of two (2) Faculty Justices and three (3)
Student Justices. In case of unavoidable schedule conflicts or other good cause
shown, alternate faculty justices will be appointed by the Dean of Student Services
to serve. Members of the Student Government Association may be designated by
the Dean of Student Services to serve as alternates for Student Justices.
II.
TERMS OF OFFICE
A. Members are appointed in June (Summer term) for one year or until an
existing case is decided.
B.
Faculty Justices are appointed by the Dean of Student Services.
C.
Student Justices are appointed by the Student Government Association with
one appointed Chief Justice.
III.
THE PRE-HEARING PROCESS
A. Filing of a charge
1.
The accuser files a written complaint with the Dean of Student
Services, stating the facts underlying the alleged violations and the
witnesses to the alleged violation.
2.
GPC Public Safety Incident Reports or the Dean of Student Services
Incident Report may be used to initiate College Court procedures.
3.
Except under extraordinary circumstances, complaints must be
filed within
forty-five
(
45) days
of the occurrence of the alleged
violation.
B. Notification
1.
The Dean of Student Services will give the accused student notice
of charges against him/her. If the accused is a student organization,
the notice will be served to an officer of the organization and the
advisor of the organization.
2.
The notice will be in writing and contain the facts underlying the
alleged violation, the specific College Conduct regulation(s) the
student is alleged to have violated, possible penalties, the date,
time, and place of the hearing before the College Court, and the
right to receive a list of witnesses.
3.
Except in emergency circumstances, service of notice will be
by letter delivered by hand or by registered mail at least five (5)
business days before the date of the hearing.
4.
The accuser and accused will notify the Dean of Student Services at
least
three (3) business days
prior to the hearing of the names of
witnesses he or she wishes to appear on his or her behalf; the Dean
of Student Services will supply the names of these witnesses to the
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