Right to Judicial Review
A student who is charged with a policy violation has the right to one of the judicial review procedures prior to any action being taken. The only exception to being granted a full hearing prior to action being taken occurs when a student may present a continuing danger to persons or to the property of others. In this case, the student may be separated from the University immediately and then be provided with a hearing at a later date.
Representation by Legal Counsel
Students in disciplinary proceedings are not entitled to have their defenses presented by private legal counsel. If a student is being charged with a serious disciplinary violation which may involve separate criminal proceedings for the same offense, the student is entitled to have a lawyer present at the student's expense. The lawyer, however, is restricted to the role of advisor, not advocate and may not question the board or witnesses.