Code of Integrity Violation Hearings
The principal will review all evidence submitted regarding a potential Code of Integrity violation to determine if it needs to be submitted to the Council for Academic Integrity. After careful review, the Principal will inform the accused student whether he/she has been cleared or whether an administrative hearing is warranted.
If an administrative hearing is warranted, a letter will be sent home to the accused student’s parents informing them of the nature of the alleged violation as well as the time and place of the administrative hearing. This administrative hearing takes top priority in the student’s schedule over any sports or extracurricular activities. The accused student may request to bring a parent and/or a faculty advisor appointed to them by the Council for Academic Integrity.
The Council for Academic Integrity members are asked to only preside over hearings where they can be completely unbiased. If any member of the Council for Academic Integrity feels he/she cannot remain unbiased, he/she will be excused from the hearing and a substitute will serve in his/her place.
Administrative Hearing - Order of the Proceedings
Presentation of the Violation and Evidence
Witnesses presenting evidence, no character witnesses
Honor Code Council Questions
Final Statement from the Accused
The Code of Integrity Violation Hearing will be recorded and will remain the property of the Council for Academic Integrity. In case of an acquittal, any recordings will be destroyed.
Once all the evidence has been presented at the administrative hearing, the Council for Academic Integrity will deliberate in a closed session. After deliberation, the Council members will vote through a secret ballot to determine whether or not an Integrity Code violation has occurred.
If it is determined that an Integrity Code violation did NOT occur, all written and recorded documentation related to the incident will be destroyed.
If it is determined that an Integrity Code violation DID occur, all written and recorded documentation related to the incident will remain property of the Council for Academic Integrity until his/her graduation, at which time all documentation will be destroyed.
If a student with an Integrity Code violation transfers to another school, the disciplinary record will include their Integrity Code violation and the subsequent penalty related to the incident.