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University Conduct Board Tips and Expectations

Below are the University Conduct Board (UCB)/University Honor Board (UHB) Hearing Tips and Expectations for you to be best prepared for your Conduct or Honor Hearings:

  1. Take your Hearing Seriously: This is a formal university proceeding. We strongly suggest meeting with a Hearing Process Advisor prior to your hearing.
  2. Dress Appropriately: Business casual is strongly suggested.
  3. Arrive on Time: If a respondent is not at their UCB/UHB hearing at the designated time in their hearing notification letter, the hearing will proceed without the respondent. A UCB/UHB Hearing will not be rescheduled.
  4. Be Honest: While in a hearing all parties are expected to be truthful to the best of their knowledge. If the UCB/UHB believes that any party is lying, the proceedings will be stopped immediately. There is also the potential for additional charges of the Conduct/Honor Code as deemed appropriate.
  5. Come Prepared: You are your best defense. Proper pre-planning prevents poor presentations. A respondent is responsible for preparing their opening statement, presentation of facts, and a closing statement. Again, we strongly suggest meeting with a Hearing Process Advisor prior to a hearing.
  6. Ask Questions: If a student has questions regarding the UCB/UHB process and their rights/role, please contact the Office of Student Conduct representative as soon as possible to get them answered.  This means before, during, and after your UCB/UHB hearing.
  7. Stay Focused: Make sure that all statements and questions are relevant to the specific incident/behavior in question.  Statements about the character or pervious situations are irrelevant and will not be considered by the Justices in determining responsibility.  It is suggested you prepare your remarks/questions in advance.
  8. Incident Reports/Evidence: A respondent has the right to see a copy of the incident report(s) and any evidence prior to their hearing in the Office of Student Conduct.
  9. Witnesses: Respondents who wish to call witnesses to testify at their UCB/UHB hearing must notify the Office of Student Conduct no less than three (3) days in advance of their scheduled hearing.
  10. Recess: Any party may request a recess of court proceedings, they will be granted at the discretion of the Hearing Chair.
  11. Outcomes: The Justices will make a determination of responsibility and are able to sanction to the full extent of sanctions outlined in the Student Guide to Campus Life.  

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE

Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)
(336) 841-9111 (emergency)
E-mail: studentlife@highpoint.edu