Student Rights in the Conduct Process

Related to the student conduct process, student respondents (those charged with potential violations of the Code of Conduct) have specific rights. They are entitled to:

  • Have a written statement of the charges.
  • Have written notice of the date, time and place of the hearing. (See notification procedures outlined in Formal Conduct Procedures)
  • Have the hearing/investigation decision postponed for good cause. (Request for postponement must be made no less than two days prior to the scheduled time of the hearing and must be made in writing to the director of student conduct or designee.)
  • Have an advisor from the University community (currently enrolled student, faculty or staff member).
  • Hear and respond to the information related to the charge(s).
  • Provide information on their own behalf.
  • Obtain witnesses on their own behalf.
  • Submit questions for the reporting party/witnesses present at honor board hearings or interviewed in connection with sexual misconduct investigations.
  • Know the final outcome of the hearing/investigation decision and provisions for any appeal process.

For more information about afforded rights to parties involved in alleged alleged sexual misconduct or gender-based violence, see the Sexual Misconduct and Gender-Based Violence Policy at:  http://elon.smartcatalogiq.com/current/Student-handbook/Sexual-Misconduct-and-Gender-Based-Violence-Policy