Procedural Protections and Student Rights
Due process will be afforded to all Ferris State University students
when charged with an alleged violation of University regulations or
policies. When a student appears for a
conduct hearing, the following procedural rights will be afforded:
- The opportunity to read all written reports regarding the circumstances and allegations
of the case.
- The opportunity to attend a hearing that shall not be earlier than three (3) calendar
days after the date of the notice.
- The opportunity to give a reaction to the reports and to offer any
additional information which might help in the resolution of the case.
- The student is not required to answer any questions asked during the
hearing; the choice to remain silent will not be taken as an admission
- The opportunity to review all information related to the case that may
adversely affect the student and to ask questions related to this
- The opportunity to present witnesses who may substantiate information
related to the incident. A list of witnesses must be submitted no later
than three (3)
calendar days before the hearing.
- The opportunity to have a support person present during the hearing; the
support person may not participate in presenting the case, question
witnesses, or make
statements during the conference.
- The student will receive written notification of the decision of the
judicial hearing within ten (10) calendar days, barring unforeseen
- The opportunity to submit an appeal, subject to the conditions of the
appeal process, within three (3) calendar days after the date of the
written outcome of the
hearing. Conditions for an appeal are enumerated in the Code of Student Community Standards, which can be found on-line.