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Part II: Disciplinary Process

All reports of misconduct shall be referred to the Dean of Students, who shall have the authority to investigate such reports and to bring charges against students. (The term “Dean of Students” or “Dean” here and throughout this document include any Associate Deans of Students or any Assistant Dean of Students.) Before bringing a charge against a student, the Dean of Students shall conduct such investigation into the facts and circumstances of the reported misconduct as may be necessary, at a minimum, to establish that there is reasonable cause to believe that

(1) there has been a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and

(2) a particular student has committed that violation. The Dean of Students may conduct such additional investigation as the Dean may deem necessary to determine the pertinent facts of the matter at hand.

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