Rights & Responsibilities


A Charged Student or Registered Student Organization (RSO) shall have the following rights:

  • To receive a Notification Letter through Written Communication of any specific allegation and Charge.
  • To be provided a reasonable amount of time to respond to the Notification Letter,
  • To refuse to comment or answer questions.
  • To present information and/or any Material Observer.
  • To have any Charge considered by a UHP.
  • To schedule a time prior to the UHP hearing to inspect and review the information on which a Charge is based.
  • To have an Accountability Outcome imposed that is commensurate with the violation
  • To have an Advisor present during an Accountability Meeting.
  • To receive a list of all Material Observers to be called by the University at least one business day prior to a UHP. However, a UHP may continue the proceedings to allow the University to identify any Material Observer to rebut any information presented by the Charged Student.
  • To retain rights as a Student or RSO while the charges are being considered, and, if found Responsible, until the Student or RSO has exhausted all rights of appeal as established in this Code. However, a Student or RSO may be subject to an Interim Suspension, limitations or conditions as set forth in this Code.


A Charged Student shall have the following responsibilities:

  • To be honest.
  • To attend an appointment with the SAA Official on a specified date, time and location.
  • To attend an Accountability Meeting scheduled by the SAA Official if included in the Notification Letter..