interruption in the hearing would be desirable.
5.
The accuser and the accused will have the right to question all
witnesses.
6.
The findings of fact and the decision of the College Court will be
based solely on the record of the hearing.
E.
Oath/Affirmation byWitness
1.
As each witness is called, he/she will take an oath or affirmation,
administered by the Chief Justice, that he/she will tell the truth.
2.
The oath will be: “Do you swear or affirm that the testimony you will
give at this hearing will be the truth?”
F.
Pleas
A plea is not required; however, the accused will have the right to
plead guilty or not guilty.
G.
Evidence
1.
The Court will consider only evidence presented at the hearing.
Irrelevant, immaterial, or unduly repetitious evidence will be
excluded.
2.
Signed affidavits (written statements) shall be admissible if a
witness has a legitimate reason he/she cannot appear. In the case,
the Court cannot question the witness. The Court will place the
highest value on direct examination of all witnesses. Accordingly,
it is in the interest of all parties to ensure that their witnesses
are present. Affidavits must be submitted no later than three
(3) business days prior to the hearing. Affidavit forms may be
requested from the Dean of Student Services.
H.
Orders of Proceedings
1.
The Chief Justice will explain the order of proceedings and answer
questions regarding that order.
2.
The Chief Justice will read the statement regarding truthful
testimony to all parties in the hearing. Afterwards, witnesses will
wait outside the hearing room.
3.
The accuser presents the charge. (3 minute statement)
4.
The accused answers the charge. (3 minute statement)
5.
The Court may question the accuser and accused at any time
during the hearing.
6.
The accuser presents relevant evidence and witnesses.
7.
The accused may question the accuser and the accuser’s witnesses.
8.
The Court may question those witnesses.
9.
The accused presents relevant evidence and witnesses.
10.
The accuser may question the accused and the witness of the
accused witnesses.
11.
The Court may question those witnesses.
12.
The Court presents any witnesses separately summoned by the
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