Student Expectations

Each Northeastern student can expect:

    • Written notification of alleged Code of Student Conduct or University policy violations within a reasonable* period of time from OSCCR’s receipt of the complaint or incident report pertinent to those allegations . This notification will state the role of the involved student, such as charged student, victim, etc., date, time, and place of the administrative hearing or pre-hearing meeting, in the case of a Student Conduct Board hearing . The date, place of incident, and the complainant and/or reporting party will also be included The opportunity to reschedule a hearing date up to one (1) business day prior to the hearing, due to academic or other reasonable* conflicts.
    • The opportunity to request to reschedule a hearing date up to one (1) business day prior to the hearing, due to academic or other reasonable conflicts . Requests may be granted at the discretion of OSCCR.
    • To request that a hearing be suspended after the presentation of information for a brief and agreed-upon period of time .
    • The option to coordinate with the Disability Resource Center to receive any relevant accommodations for the hearing process.
    • The option to request OSCCR to provide speech translation services during the hearing process.
    • The hearing may proceed without the student’s presence, consistent with the Code.
    • OSCCR to make all reasonable efforts to issue the decision letter within 10-15 business days after the conclusion of the hearings pertinent to the case.
    • The option to choose a Hearing Advisor, as outlined within the Structure and Procedure section of the Code, to serve as a guide throughout the Student Conduct hearing process.
    • The option to file an appeal within five (5) business days . Further information regarding appeals is outlined within the Procedures for Student Appeals section of the Code.

* Reasonable as determined by OSCCR.

In cases where a Student Conduct Board hearing is scheduled, the following procedural rights also apply, as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct:

    • To review written information received by OSCCR that is pertinent to the case, a minimum of one (1) business day prior to the designated Student Conduct Board hearing date, and to address inferences that might be drawn from such statements during the Student Conduct Board hearing To a hearing with no fewer than five (5) Student Conduct Board members present. A student may waive this right if the student wishes to convene a hearing with no fewer than three (3) Student Conduct Board members.
    • To a hearing before a panel composed of three or five Student Conduct Board members or, in the discretion of the Director of OSCCR or designee, three members of the OSCCR staff.
    • To request the removal of any number of names from the list of prospective Conduct Board members, with reasonable notification and explanation.
    • To question witnesses, to produce witnesses on the student’s own behalf, and to present substantiating information and written personal statements on the student’s own behalf . Witnesses are individuals who were present for the incident in question and/or have information relevant to the incident.

Each Northeastern student has the responsibility:

    • To review and abide by the University’s Code of Student Conduct and University Policies and Procedures both academic and otherwise.
    • To monitor their University email address* and respond to any Northeastern University notifications sent directly to the individual student.
    • To maintain their local address information and update it at the beginning of each semester when they are an active student.
    • To represent the University appropriately, both on and off campus.
    • To respect the differences of individuals and treat others in a civil and respectful manner.
    • To carry their University ID with them at all times and present it to officials when requested.
    • To honor their fiscal responsibilities to the University.

* Northeastern considers and assumes any communications sent to a student’s official Northeastern e-mail account to be received by the student.

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