If you are accused of misconduct under the Code you will receive a letter from the Judicial Affairs Office advising you to schedule a meeting with the Director or an assistant. If you ignore the letter and fail to schedule an appointment the University will put a hold on your school registration or grades or refer the matter to the Judicial Board.
Some cases of misconduct are addressed at a meeting between the student and the Director of Judicial Affairs. After talking with the student about the alleged misconduct and reviewing documents such as police reports the Director may offer the student an administrative disposition of his case. An administrative disposition may include sanctions ranging from a warning to suspension or expulsion from school.
A sanction might include probation with requirements such as taking an alcohol education class or completing community service hours. The student has the choice of accepting or rejecting an offer of an administrative disposition. If the student rejects the offer, the case will be referred to the Judicial Board for a hearing. Cases of alleged misconduct that are considered more serious are not handled by an administrative disposition but are referred directly to the Judicial Board for a full hearing.
If you believe the accusations against you are serious you should consult an attorney before scheduling a meeting with the Director. You may even want to bring your attorney with you to the meeting. Although Student Legal Services attorneys will meet with a student to outline the process and discuss options, SLS attorneys do not meet with the Director or represent students before the Judicial Board.