Student Conduct Committee

Cases of misconduct that are not resolved by Dorm Councils or Mediation and are more serious than can be resolved by a Dean’s Review are heard by the Student Conduct Committee (SCC). All major cases of misconduct where there is sufficient evidence to support a charge as described in the investigation process above shall be referred by the Dean to the Student Conduct Committee. A major case of misconduct is any case wherein, in the judgment of the Dean, appropriate disciplinary action if taken might involve probation, suspension, or dismissal. The SCC may make use of any of the penalties in Section C below.

The SCC is charged with the authority to hold hearings, to deter-mine whether or not a violation of College policy has occurred, and to mete out appropriate penalties.

Students whose misconduct is addressed through an SCC hearing have an opportunity to offer their account of the events in question and can provide the Committee with relevant information which might explain the conduct. The Committee may also hear from several types of additional witnesses, described below in b.5. Stu-dents charged with misconduct have an opportunity to respond to information provided by others at the hearing.

The SCC deliberates in closed session to determine whether a vio-lation of College policy has occurred. The Committee also decides what penalties are to be imposed.

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