Process Review Meeting

1. The Process Review Meeting is a non-adversarial meeting between a Student Conduct Administrator and one of the following; an Accused Student, Student Organization, a Complainant, or a victim. The purpose is to educate the participants about the student conduct process.

2. Notification of the Process Review Meeting will include the information needed to schedule a meeting accompanied by the written notification of the charges, a summary of the allegations which support the charges, and information regarding disciplinary hearing procedures and the Student Code. The notification also will inform the Accused Student or Student Organization that a Personal Advisor can be present at the Process Review Meeting in a non-active role. The Accused Student or Student Organization is required to attend this meeting. If the Accused Student or Student Organization does not attend a Process Review Meeting the disciplinary process will continue.

3. The Accused Student or Student Organization and a Student Conduct Administrator will meet to review the charges, the allegations against the Accused Student or Student Organization, the possible sanctions for the charges, the hearing process options and procedures, and any available information that will be presented at the hearing.

4. The Complainant1 in a student conduct case is also entitled to a Process Review Meeting. The Complainant and a Student Conduct Administrator will meet to review the charges and allegations against the Accused Student or Student Organization, the possible sanctions for the charges, the hearing process options and procedures, and any available information that will be presented at the hearing. The Complainant is permitted to have a Personal Advisor present with them during this meeting. If the Complainant chooses to not participate in the Process Review Meeting the disciplinary process will continue.

5. If the Student Conduct Administrator concludes, based on the Process Review Meeting, that there is no basis for charges against the Student or Student Organization, they may, at any stage of the proceedings, withdraw the charges.

6. The Student Conduct Administrator may utilize the Process Review Meeting to determine if there is enough information to warrant the use of alternative resolution options (e.g., conflict education, mediation). This will only be offered as a solution if all parties involved agree to the terms of the alternative resolution outlined by the Student Conduct Administrator. If the alternative resolution is successful and all terms are completed, the disciplinary charges will be dismissed. If the alternative resolution is not successful, the disciplinary charges may be resolved through the ordinary conduct process. Alternative resolutions are not available in incidents involving an alleged violation of the university policy on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct, or Article III.C.5.

7. The Student Conduct Administrator will determine the appropriate hearing process. In determining which hearing body is appropriate, the Student Conduct Administrator will consider the severity of the potential sanction and the complexity of the factual dispute.