1. The Director of Student Conduct shall make arrangements for Disciplinary Hearings; thereafter, with notice to the student, the Director may dismiss the case. The Director of Student Conduct shall send notice of the hearing to the student’s address as it then appears in the official records of the University to be delivered by U.S. postal service or campus mail, personally to the student, to the student’s Ferris email account, or in a manner most likely to inform the student that a hearing date has been set and charges are pending. The University considers it a student’s responsibility to check their mail and Ferris email regularly and respond to disciplinary notification appropriately.
  2. The notice shall inform the student of the following:
    1. The opportunity to read all written reports regarding the circumstances and allegations of the case.
    2. The opportunity to attend a hearing. A student’s hearing shall be scheduled minimally three business days after the date of the notice.  For hearings scheduled with a University Committee on Discipline, the hearing shall be scheduled minimally five business days after the date of notice.
    3. The opportunity to give a reaction to the reports and to offer any additional information which might help in the resolution of the case.
    4. The student is not required to attend their hearing or answer any questions asked during the hearing; the choice to remain silent will not be taken as an admission of responsibility.
    5. The opportunity to review all information related to the case that may adversely affect the student and to ask questions related to this information.
    6. The opportunity to present witnesses who may substantiate information related to the incident. A list of witnesses must be submitted no later than one business day before the hearing.  The hearing officer reserves the right to limit the number of witnesses based on the relevancy to the facts of the case. Character witnesses are generally considered irrelevant.
    7. 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 hearing.
  3. The student will receive written notification of the decision of the disciplinary meeting within ten (10) business days, barring unforeseen circumstances.
  4. The opportunity to submit an appeal, subject to the conditions of the appeal process, by the deadline date stated in the written outcome of the hearing. Conditions for an appeal are enumerated on pages 16-17 of this Code (under Appeals).