The student conduct process focuses on student development by encouraging responsibility and by fostering a respect for the rights of all University community members. The University's student conduct system has two main objectives: to hold students accountable for inappropriate behavior as described in Code of Student Conduct and to modify those behaviors in order to maintain a safe environment conducive to living and learning.
In keeping with it's student development approach, the Office of Student Conduct has taken the lead in helping Binghamton University develop a dual level approach to addressing allegations that the Code of Student Conduct has been violated. The following links provide quick access to flowcharts outlining the Level I and Level II processes.
Level II hearings generally proceed as follows:
1. All participants are invited into the hearing room; the Student Charged is asked if they object to any of the Board members hearing the case.
2. After any objections are addressed, the Board Chair reminds the group about confidentiality and the ramifications of providing false information.
3. Witnesses leave the hearing room and informed they will be called individually to provide the information they have.
4. The chair reads the charge(s) and the Charged Student has an opportunity to respond 'responsible' or 'not responsible'.
5. The Charging Administrator makes an opening statement.
6. The Charging Administrator questioned by the Board and then the Charged Student.
7. The Charged Student makes an opening statement.
8. The Charged Student questioned by the Board and then the Charging Administrator.
9. Witnesses for the Charging Administrator individually come into the hearing room to provide information. They are questioned by the Board, the other party in the matter and finally by the person for whom they are testifying.
10. Witnesses for the Charged Student individually come into the hearing room to provide information. They are questioned by the Board, the other party and finally by the person for whom they are testifying.
11. The Charging Administrator makes a closing statement
12. The Student Charged makes a closing statement
13. The Board Chair gives all parties an opportunity to ask final questions.
14. The participants are dismissed and the Board goes into deliberations.
For more complete information refer to the Code of Student Conduct (.pdf)
Last Updated: 1/6/14