Student Due Process (024-3-6.05)

  1. Student Due Process (024-3-6.05)
    1. Judiciary procedures at this University do not constitute legal actions, nor are the decisions to be equated with verdicts reached by courts of law. These procedures simply involve the fact-finding and decision-making processes of an educational institution. The scope of the power of the judiciary bodies of this University is limited to that action necessary to control conduct so as to insure the continuance of an academic environment. The basic need for prompt and just decisions is supported by a process that provides for “fair play,” which is the basic element of due process.
    2. Tennessee Technological University, in the implementation of Board approved policies and regulations pertaining to discipline and conduct of students, shall insure the constitutional rights of students, by affording a system of the constitutionally and legally sound procedures which provide the protection of due process of law.
    3. In accordance with University policy governing discipline, the following minimal procedures shall be observed:
      1. The student shall be advised of the time and place of the hearing.
      2. The student shall be advised of the breach of regulations of which he is charged.
      3. The student shall be advised of the following rights:
        1. The right to present his case.
        2. The right to be accompanied by an advisor.
        3. The right to call witnesses in his behalf.
        4. The right to confront witnesses against him.
      4. The student shall be advised of the judiciary alternatives.
      5. The student shall be advised of the method of appeal.
    4. In cases involving alleged sexual assault, both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the following:
      1. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunity to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding; and,
      2. Both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any disciplinary proceeding involving allegations of sexual assault.