A Student Conduct Process that is a one-on-one meeting between a Respondent and a Hearing Officer. Administrative Hearings are described in greater detail in the Administrative Hearings Section.
An individual from the College community or student’s immediate family that can accompany and support the student during the Student Conduct Process. An advisor can be any person of the student’s choosing and is at the student’s expense. Students may only have one advisor present during the Student Conduct Process. Advisors cannot serve as witnesses and cannot speak on behalf of a student. If a student needs assistance in finding an advisor, the Office of Community Standards will provide this information upon request.
Any day, Monday through Friday, that the College is open.
Any day of the week including days that the College is closed.
Any person employed by the College to perform administrative, instructional, or professional duties.
Any person who provides information reporting that a student violated the Community Standards.
Any person who is a student or a College official; any other person working for the College, either directly or indirectly (e.g., private enterprise on campus); or any person who resides on College premises.
Includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession or control of or owned, used, or controlled by the College, either solely or in conjunction with another entity.
Policies or standards of behavior a student is required to comply with as a member of the Emerson community.
A staff or faculty member who has responsibility for implementing or administering the Code of Community Standards, in part or in whole.
Associate Dean for Campus Life
The person assigned by the College President to be responsible for the administration of the Code of Community Standards.
Good Conduct Standing
A status signifying that a student is not currently on disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal from the College.
A College official assigned to facilitate a Conduct Board Hearing and advise a Conduct Board. A Hearing Administrator does not determine if a student violated College policy and is not authorized to assign or recommend sanctions.
Hearing Body, Hearing Officer, Or Conduct Board
One or more members of the College assigned and authorized to determine whether a student has violated a Community Standard.
Interim Administrative Measures
Temporary actions that the College can place upon a student for the safety of the community and/or student in response to reported violations of the Community Standards prior to or during the formal review of the reported violations.
A College official assigned to facilitate a Resolution Panel.
Recognized Student Organization
An association or group of persons that has complied with the formal requirements for College recognition.
A student conduct panel that recommends sanctions when a student acknowledges responsibility for all reported violations of the College’s Community Standards. Resolution Panels are described in greater detail in the Detailed Description of All Resolution Processes.
Any student reported to have violated the College’s Community Standards and that has been referred to the Student Conduct Process.
Requirement and/or measure assigned to a student found responsible for violations of the Community Standards.
One or more members of the College assigned and authorized to assign or recommend sanctions.
Includes any person admitted, registered, enrolled, or attending any course at the College, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies; or any person who is on a leave of absence from the College or suspended from the College.
Student Conduct Process
The process used to review and resolve reported violations of College’s Community Standards, except for reported violations of the College’s Power-based Interpersonal Violence Policy and Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation.
Individual(s) who have first-person knowledge and/or relevant information about reported violations being reviewed through the Student Conduct Process.