Judicial Affairs
Mission Statement

Promote student safety, success, and citizenship.

Process violations of the Student Code of Conduct to facilitate education and student development.

Goals of Office

  1. To encourage appropriate standards of individual and group behavior;
  2. To foster ethical standards and engaged citizens;
  3. Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to the intellectual, cognitive, moral, spiritual, and psychosocial growth of all community members;
  4. Promote accountability and responsibility for students;
  5. Provide opportunities for community members to acquire knowledge and skills that will improve their chances of future success;
  6. Resolve alleged violations of expectations in a way that is fair, developmental, and expedient;
  7. Encourage a high level of participation in the creation, promotion, and enforcement of standards by all members of the community;
  8. Maintain accurate records and produce information to assist other university offices in their functions.

What Students Can Expect of FHSU Conduct Hearings

  • Students will be treated with fairness and respect and as independent adults.
  • Students will receive timely notification of charges, hearing information, and decisions.
  • Students will have their questions (regarding the conduct process, possible outcomes, sanctions, etc.) answered completely and in a timely manner.
  • Students will be referred to other campus offices or community agencies as needed.
  • Information regarding a student's conduct history will be kept confidential, with information released only to those with a legitimate right to know such information.
  • Students may be accompanied in a disciplinary proceeding by an advisor of his or her own choosing and at his or her own expense. Advisors may only consult with the respondent and are not permitted to speak on the respondent's behalf or address the hearing board or officer.
  • Students will be given the decision of responsible, or not responsible, based on the preponderance of evidence of the information, and to be notified of such decision in writing.
  • Students may appeal the decision of a disciplinary proceeding in accordance with University Appeal procedures.
  • Students may report retaliation or harassment as a result of reporting acts of misconduct.
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