Baylor University
Student Policies & Procedures
Student Conduct Administration

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VI. Purpose and Procedures for the Student Conduct Code

The purpose of the student conduct code is to determine if a student has engaged in misconduct, and, in those cases in which it is determined that the student has engaged in misconduct, to impose appropriate sanctions. Baylor University employs the following procedures in fulfilling this purpose.

A. Preliminary Procedures
B. Procedures Applicable to an Administrative Hearing
C. Procedures Applicable to Disciplinary Committee Hearing
D. Appeal of Decision

E. Appeal of Sanctions
A student against whom sanctions have been imposed may, if he or she feels that the sanctions are inappropriate, ask the vice president of student life to modify or suspend the sanctions; and the vice president of student life, or his or her designee, shall consider the request. The request shall be made in writing within three business days of the student receiving the sanctions and shall specify the basis upon which the appeal is being made. In cases of sex offenses, both the accused student and the complainant will have an equal opportunity to appeal the sanctions. Upon receipt of an appeal, the vice president for student life shall review the record within a reasonable time frame and, if he or she deems it appropriate, meet with the accused student. The vice president for student life will then determine to:

a. Let the sanctions stand;

b. Modify the sanctions or impose different sanctions; or

c. Suspend the sanctions.

If the student is dissatisfied with the response of the vice president of student life, he or she may ask the president to consider the request. The request shall be made in writing within three business days of the student receiving the decision from the vice president of student life and shall specify the basis upon which the appeal is being made. In such a situation, the president shall review the record and confer with the vice president of student life and, based upon this review, decide to:
a. Let the sanctions stand;

b. Modify the sanctions or impose different sanctions; or

c. Suspend the sanctions.

The decision of the president is final.

When interim sanctions have been imposed against a student pursuant to Section F of Article VI of this Student Conduct Code, the vice president of student life and the president may not consider an appeal of the sanction until a hearing has been held and a decision rendered. If the student has admitted to the charge, no hearing will be held. If the student fails to meet with the student conduct officer within three business days following notice of the charge, the student has waived the opportunity for a hearing.

To ensure processing and tracking of an appeal, students are required to use the Appeal of Sanctions Form when submitting a sanctions appeal so that all necessary elements for the appeal are included. A request for appeal must be submitted within 3 business days of receipt of a sanction letter.

F. Procedures for Imposition of Sanctions Prior to a Hearing
G. Presidential Hearing

Modified: 6-12-14