- The fundamentals of Due Process shall be provided for students charged with violations of College codes, rules, regulations, policies or procedures. Responsibility for the disciplinary procedure shall rest with the Dean of the area where the violation occurred.
- Students shall have the right to be accorded Due Process in all disciplinary actions resulting in a change of their social or academic status at Glen Oaks Community College. It is with this spirit that the following procedure has been established.
- Any student accused of violating any of the College codes, rules, regulations, policies or procedures shall be notified in writing by the Dean of the College, the Dean of Student Services or the Dean of Finance (official based on nature of offense) in the following manner:
- The notice shall be in writing and hand delivered to the student or sent by certified mail to the student’s last known address, which the student has left with the Registrar’s office.
- The notice shall specifically set forth the alleged violation(s) of the College code, rule, regulation, policy or procedure.
- The notice shall set forth a forewarning of the possible consequences (recommended action) if the student is found to have committed the violation(s).
- The notice shall offer the opportunity for a scheduled meeting between the student and the Dean, who issued the notice. This meeting should take place within five days after the student’s request for the meeting.
- Neither the student nor the Dean, who issues the notice, shall have the right to be represented by an attorney at this initial conference.
- If a student fails to appear at the assigned time and date for his/her meeting with the Dean and fails to advise the Dean prior to that scheduled meeting that he/she cannot be present at the assigned time and date, disciplinary action, which may include suspension or termination of the student’s registration at Glen Oaks Community College, may be imposed by the Dean.
- At the conference with the Dean, the student shall be informed of (1) the alleged violation of a College code, rule, regulation, policy or procedure, (2) his/her rights under the Due Process Procedure, (3)his/her right to a hearing, (4) his/her right to be represented at that hearing by an attorney, and (5) his/her right to an appeal to a decision made at that hearing, and (6) his/her waiver of the right to a hearing. The Dean shall inquire of a student as to how he/she pleads to the alleged violations. The student may admit the alleged violation of the codes, rules, regulations, policies, procedures; deny the alleged violation; or stand mute. If a student denies the alleged violation or stands mute, the matter shall go to a hearing. If the student admits the allegation, the Dean may impose such discipline as shall be appropriate under the circumstances.
- Forum: If the student desires a hearing, that hearing shall be before either 1) the Dean handling the situation or before 2) the Due Process Hearing Committee for Violations of Code of Conduct. The student must request the hearing in writing before either 1 or 2 aforementioned. This request must written and submitted to the Dean, who issued the original notice, in writing no longer than five (5) days after the student-Dean conference.
1. Plea: At the hearing the student may either (1) admit the alleged
violation of the codes, rules, regulations, policies, or procedures or (2) deny the alleged violations(s).
2. Burden of Proof: If the student denies the alleged violation(s), the administration shall have the burden to present such evidence as they may have of the alleged violation(s). Thereafter, the student may present any evidence that he/she desires to disprove the alleged violations(s).
3. Not Guilty: If the student is found not guilty, no action shall be taken by the administration. The case will be filed in the Student Services Office and no record thereof will be filed in the student’s records.
4. Guilty: If the student is found guilty, the student shall be notified in writing of the penalty (hearing opinion). Thereafter, the student must comply with the penalty which is imposed.
5. Per Policy 3.24, there is no grade appeal beyond the Dean of Academics & Extended Learning.
July 1992, (Position titles updates 7/2002), revised 9/14/05, 9/17/14, updated to match catalog 7/2018