Code of Student Conduct
Article II: Standards and Process in Disciplinary Cases
The purpose of a disciplinary proceeding is to provide an evaluation of an accused's responsibility for violating disciplinary regulations. Formal courtroom rules need not and will not be applied. Deviations from the outlined procedures may occur on occasion and will not invalidate a decision or proceeding unless, in the sole discretion of the Dean of Students or his or her designees, a significant prejudice to a student or the college may result or has resulted.
The college disciplinary hearing system should not become excessively legalistic or adversarial. The hearing bodies may find it necessary frequently and firmly to remind parties or advisers that the proceedings are not criminal or civil trials, that criminal or civil standards of due process and rules of evidence are not controlling and that the hearing bodies shall enjoy considerable discretion to interpret, vary, and waive procedural requirements.
The college reserves the right to modify these processes when it determines necessary in particular circumstances.