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 Student Conduct Board Hearing
D. Appeal of Sanctions
E. Appeal of Decision
F. Procedures for Imposition of Sanctions Prior to a Hearing

G. Presidential Hearing
When the president, in the president's sole discretion, determines that a student may have committed an act of misconduct that is so grievous that the reputation of the University may be damaged as a result, the president may convene a hearing with the accused student and may, based upon the evidence elicited at the hearing, impose sanctions against the student.

The president shall give the accused student appropriate notice of the alleged misconduct; the date, time, place of the hearing; the names of anticipated witnesses against the student and a brief summary of the witnesses' anticipated testimony; a brief description of any other anticipated evidence against the student; and such other procedural information as deemed appropriate by the president.

In such cases, Article V and Sections A, B, C, D and E of Article VI of this Student Conduct Code do not apply. At the hearing, the accused student will be given the opportunity to characterize his or her conduct and put it in what he or she deems the proper context. Based upon the evidence and testimony presented at the hearing, the president shall decide if the student is guilty of misconduct; and if so, he or she shall impose appropriate sanctions. The decision of the president is final.

In cases of sex offenses, both the accused student and the complainant will have an equal opportunity to have notice of the hearing, to have access to any evidence that will be presented at the hearing, to attend the hearing with the president, to present evidence and witnesses, and to be notified in writing of the outcome of the hearing and sanctions if applicable.

Modified: 6-11-12