Student Conduct Hearing Process

  1. A written notification of a scheduled hearing with a student conduct officer(s) will be sent by postmail and by emailed to you at your local address on record and yourofficial Shippensburg University email address. This meeting will be scheduled around your class schedule.
  2. Upon arrival, thestudent conduct officer will request your student I.D.
  3. The student conduct officer will then ask you if you understand why you have been invited to a hearing.
  4. You will be given a Philosophy of Discipline and Student Rights to read.
  5. The documented incident reportwillbe read in its entirety. You may then ask questions, dispute the facts, add comments for clarification, or remain silent. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and it is better to be honest than to risk further violation of the honesty policy.
  6. Thestudent conduct officer will ask you questions to gain clarity of the incident.
  7. If thestudent conduct officerdetermines thatyou are not in violation, the charges will be dismissed. If thestudent conduct officerdetermines thatyou are in violation,a sanction will be issuedat the end of the hearing.
  8. Thestudent conduct officer may ask you questions regarding your overall experience at Shippensburg University andthe necessarychanges you anticipate that will help you avoid further violations of the Code of Conduct.
  9. Thestudent conduct officer will issue a sanction, based on any previous violations that may be in yourstudent conduct record. If you do not agree with this decision, you do have the right to an appeal.
  10. Thestudent conduct officer will answer any questions you may have about your sanctions or the appeal process.
  11. You will be notified of the findings in writing within ten business days after the hearing. The decision letter will explain the rationale for the decision of thestudent conduct officer and will include a complete description of the sanctions and stipulations. Information on the appeal process is also in this letter.

Please review pages 106-109 of the Swataney for more detailed information on the hearing process.

Contact Us

Ms. Janet McKeithan-Janifer
Associate Dean of Students
(717) 477-1164