Court as relevant to the case.
13.
First the accuser and then the accused may question the Court’s
witnesses.
14.
Any witnesses may be recalled for further questioning by any
participants.
15.
Final statement by the accuser.
16.
Final statement by the accused.
17.
The Court deliberates.
I.
Deliberations of the College Court
1.
The deliberations of the College Court will be closed to all except
Court members.
2.
Decision of the Court will be based on a majority vote.
3.
The Chief Justice will vote only in case of a tie.
J.
Prior Record
1.
During the hearing, evidence of the accused student’s past
violations of the Student Conduct Code will be excluded from the
hearing unless the Court concludes that it is necessary and that
admitting the prior record would not be unduly prejudicial to the
accused student.
2.
In recommending a penalty, if the Court concludes that the
accused student is guilty of the present charge(s), the Court may
then consider the accused student’s prior record in determining the
appropriate penalty.
3.
The accused student has the option of raising the matter of his/her
prior record for the Court to consider when setting a penalty.
K.
Sanctions may be imposed by the College Court. (See
Disciplinary
Sanctions section on page 46 for a listing of possible sanctions.)
V. REPORTING THE COURT’S DECISION
A.
Within one
(1) business day
of the hearing, the Chief Justice of the Court will
forward the Court’s decision and penalty to the Deans of Student Services.
B.
Within
five (5) business days
of the hearing, the Dean of Student Services
will inform the accuser and the accused of the decision of the Court and the
penalty. Notification will be in writing and will be delivered by hand or by
registered mail.
C
.
One record of the charge and the Court’s decision and penalty will be kept
in the student’s confidential activity file in the office of the Deans of Student
Services. Court records will be maintained in a college-wide database
maintained by the Dean of Student Services. A copy of the file will be made
available to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.
D.
Any further distribution of the information will be restricted because of the
confidentiality requirements for student records.
VI. APPEALS
A.
Within five (5) business days of notification of the Court’s decision, the
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