Hearing Panel Information

The Hearing Panel 

A group of students, faculty and staff assist the Office of Student Conduct in hearing cases of appealed sanctions. The board is comprised of many people that serve two roles justices and advocates.


Justices hear cases involving alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. A Hearing Panel consists of student and faculty justices, as well as a Hearing Officer who presides over the Hearing Panel but does not have a vote in the hearing outcome.

For information on how to become a student, faculty or staff justice please see the Becoming a Justice page.


Advocates present cases to a Hearing Panel or Hearing Examiner. For each hearing, one advocate may be appointed to represent the University’s (complaint‘s) side and one advocate may be appointed to represent the accused student or student organization, IF the student requests an advocate.

Professional staff members are available to assist advocates in preparing cases.