affairs area of Student Development is responsible for handling violations
of student conduct as outlined in the Student Handbook. Alleged violations
of sexual harassment and academic dishonesty are not within this
affairs program exists to provide students with a process intended
to resolve questions surrounding student conduct. Any member of the
Hope community may request that the judicial system handle a claim
of policy violations. Any student who is charged with violating a
policy is granted the right to know what the charges are, who brought
the charges, a chance to review documentation, and the opportunity
to present a defense.
If a student
is found guilty of violating the policy, the judicial affairs program
hopes to create an educational response to the violation, and provide
the student with the support to avoid similar situations in the future.
Once an Incident
Report has been filed, the accused student will meet with their Resident
Director to review the report, plead guilty or not guilty, and choose
what type of hearing they prefer. (If the student pleads guilty to
a minor violation, and it is a first time offense, a hearing may
not be required). The student may choose an administrative hearing
or a hearing with the student/faculty judicial board.
If the incident
originates through the a law enforcement agency, the College may
await a court decision before taking action. Further information
in this process is contained in the Student Handbook under policy
18.0, Violations of the Law.
If a not guilty verdict is reached, the process is ended.
If a guilty verdict is decided, then appropriate sanctions will be decided.
If the student feels that the evidence did not warrant a finding of guilt,
that the sanction is too severe, or that their due process was violated
they may appeal the
What is the difference between an administrative
hearing and the student/faculty judicial
For more information, consult the Student
Handbook, or contact Dr.