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Conduct Courts & Appeal Process

After the initial meeting with a Student Conduct Hearing Officer in the Office of Student Life a student has the right to appeal the decision and sanctions to through the High Point University Court Process.  There are several different types of court options for students depending on the allegations:

Conduct Court

Sanctions Only Hearing Board

Honor Court

Sanctions Review Committee

Priority Court

Sexual Misconduct Board

Appeal to Executive Committee


Conduct Court

A Conduct Court is convened for the purpose of adjudicating alleged violations of the Code of Conduct, Social Regulations, Civility Regulations or University Policies and is comprised of:

  • SGA Judicial Vice President, or an appropriate designee, serving as the hearing chair
  • 2 Student Justices
  • 1 Faculty/Staff Justice

Each Justice has a voice and vote in the decision making process with the exception of the hearing chair who will only vote in the case of a tie. The Attorney General, or an appropriate designee, will serve as the hearing officer.

Sanctions Only Hearing Board

Sanctions Only Hearing Board is convened for the purpose of deciding the appropriate sanctions for a violation of the Code of Conduct, Social Regulations, Civility Regulations or University Policies which a student has accepted responsibility for and is comprised of:

  • SGA Judicial Vice President, or an appropriate designee, serving as the hearing chair
  • 1 Faculty Justice
  • 1 Staff Justice

Each Justice has a voice and vote in the decision making process with the exception of the hearing chair who will only vote in the case of a tie. The Attorney General, or an appropriate designee, will serve as the hearing officer.

Honor Court

An Honor Court is convened for the purpose of adjudicating alleged violations of the  Honor Code and is comprised of:

  • SGA Judicial Vice President, or an appropriate designee, serving as the hearing chair
  • 2 Student Justices
  • 2 Faculty/Staff Justice

Each Justice has a voice and vote in the decision making process with the exception of the hearing chair who will only vote in the case of a tie. The Attorney General, or an appropriate designee, will serve as the hearing officer.

Sanctions Review Committee

A Sanctions Review Committee is convened for the purpose  of considering the early dismissal of a sanction of “disciplinary probation” after a student has successfully completed at least one semester of probation. If a student has successfully completed at least one semester of probation, they are eligible to submit a staff/faculty letter of recommendation as well as reason why their disciplinary probation should be removed. The committee will review the provided information and determine if the student’s disciplinary probation should be removed. The committee will only convene should additional information be requested. The committee is comprised of:

  • SGA Judicial Vice President, or an appropriate designee, serving as the hearing chair
  • 1 Faculty/Staff Justice
  • 1 Associate Justice

Each Justice has a voice and vote in the decision-making process.

Priority Court

A Priority Court is convened for the purpose of adjudicating assaults, decorum-fighting, domestic/dating violence and stalking compliants and is comprised of:

  • 2 Senior Student justices, the more senior of which will serve as the hearing chair
  • 2 Faculty/Staff Justices

Each Justice has a voice and vote in the decision making process. The investigating officer will serve as the hearing officer.

Sexual Misconduct Board

A sexual misconduct board is convened for the purpose of adjudicating sexual misconduct cases and is comprised of:

  • 3 Faculty/Staff Justices
  • Investigating personnel

Each justice has a voice and vote in the decision-making process.

Appeal to Executive Committee:

Appeals are limited to 1,500 words. Grounds for the appeal must be clearly and concisely stated, and all relevant information substantiating the grounds for appeal should be included. The following constitute appropriate grounds for appeal: (1) newly discovered information has been obtained that was not previously available during the investigation or Priority Hearing process through the exercise of due diligence and the newly discovered information would materially affect the outcome; (2) significant procedural irregularity which materially affected the outcome; or (3) sanctions issued do not fit the offense as provided in the High Point University Student Guide to Campus Life.

To appeal a decision of the any court decision, a student must submit a written letter of appeal to the chair of the Executive Committee, within five (5) days of the issuance of the Court decision. The appeal letter must include the following information: 1) a summary of the incident in question, 2) an indication of the grounds for appeal and 3) narrative that supports the request for appeal.

The Committee has the authority to review the extenuating circumstances before making a decision on a case.

The Executive Committee of the University serves as the University’s committee of final appeal.

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