By participating in the formal resolution process, you have the opportunity to be assisted by an advisor, respond to the concern, and appeal the initial outcome of the hearing. Outcomes of formal resolution are part of a student's conduct record. Conduct records are destroyed upon graduation except in instances that resulted in suspension or expulsion.
Once a report is received, the report is reviewed to determine what policies or standards are in question. A
notice letter is then generated and sent to the student or
organization, along with a copy of any supplemental information that has
- Administrative Hearing
- Single administrative hearing officer
- Student or organization is not in jeopardy of suspension or expulsion
- Hearing Panel
- 3 member panel: Administrator (Chair), Faculty & Student
- Ability to suspend or expell student(s) and/or organizations (in addition with other sanctions)
The student is then encouraged to prepare for the hearing and ask any question that arise.
At the hearing, the
student/organization in question will be asked if they believe they are
responsible or not responsible for the alleged violation(s) outlined in
their notice letter. They will also be asked to share their account of the events that resulted in the allegation of policy violation. The
student is welcome to ask questions during the hearing and bring an
advisor and witnesses to their hearing. An advisor must be a current
member of the Dickinson community who does not possess a law degree.
Overview of working with an advisor
Hearing Outcomes & Sanctions
If a student or
organization is found in violation of the Dickinson Community Standards
or policies outlined in the Student Handbook, sanctions may be imposed
by the College. This will be outlined in an outcome letter to the student or organization. It
is the student or organization’s responsibility to fulfill all
sanctions by outlined deadlines. Click here for more information
The College outlines three grounds for appeal that can be utilized in cases of Administrative or Panel Hearings. Click here for more information on the appeal process.