5.1.3

Upon receipt of a complaint, the Hearing Officer may initiate an investigation to determine if the complaint has merit and/or if it can be resolved through a process of mediation acceptable to the University Discipline Officer and with the mutual consent of both parties. Written notice of all complaints of alleged behavior in violation of the Code shall be given to the accused student within fourteen (14) days of the receipt of the complaint by a Hearing Officer with a request to schedule an investigatory interview. Should a student fail to respond to a written request by a Hearing Officer to schedule an investigatory interview, the Hearing Officer may, at his or her discretion, take one or more of the following actions:

  1. Request the University Discipline Officer or his/
her designee place a hold on the student’s academic records, which will prevent the student from adding or dropping courses, as well as pre-registration, pending their participation in the investigation.
  2. Schedule a meeting with a Hearing Officer or a panel hearing with a discipline panel. 
Investigations and resolutions of complaints will be undertaken in a prompt manner. Complaints alleging sexual misconduct will be resolved within 60 days from the date the complaint is received by the Hearing Officer, un- less circumstances require additional time.