1. The university-wide procedures set forth in UA-03, Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct, will cover the resolution of complaints concerning discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct that involve students, academic appointees, staff, and all others on university property.

  2. The following university-wide procedures apply to conduct processes other than those brought under UA-03, on all campuses, and supersede any inconsistent campus-level policies and procedures.

    1. Student Grievances. Students are to have clear procedures to follow when they believe that any of their rights, as defined in earlier sections of this Code, have been violated by a member of the university community. The campus offices of student affairs, institutional equity, and faculty affairs, as appropriate, will assist students in addressing their complaints.

    2. Academic and Personal Misconduct. Clear procedures with specific information about the persons who are involved, time lines, and disciplinary sanctions are to be created and maintained at the campus level. These procedures are to be designed to provide students with procedural fairness and to ensure equal protection for all students and appropriate sanctions.

    3. Notification. A person who is alleged to have been personally harmed by conduct that violates this Code for which disciplinary proceedings are conducted under this Code is entitled to participate in proceedings relating to evidence, but not the deliberative process in which the hearing officer or panel weighs the evidence, and to be notified about the outcome of the conduct process, in a timely manner.

    4. Involvement of Advisors

      1. An individual charged, an alleged victim, or anyone providing testimony, is entitled, at their expense, to be accompanied by an advisor or support person of their choice. Except as provided in UA-03, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct, an advisor or support person is limited to the role of advising and may not participate in the proceeding, may not question witnesses, and may not make any statements during the proceeding. An advisor may be excluded from proceedings for failure to adhere to these limitations. Campus-specific procedures may be adopted to allow a student to have an advisor or support person to speak on the student’s behalf at the final appeal hearing.

      2. A student with a disability affecting communication or a student who cannot effectively communicate in the English language may seek a reasonable accommodation from the campus office of student affairs to allow an advisor or interpreter to present or translate the proceedings.
  3. Procedures governing areas not covered by university-wide procedures may be addressed by each campus.