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the student wishes to have an advisor present at the scheduled hearing. The notice must be given to the dean of students at least 48 hours before the hearing date. • The right of the charged student and accuser to present witnesses and other substantive evidence. • The right of the charged student to appeal an Honor Council decision. • A charged student forfeits these rights if the student refuses to appear for a hearing or fails to respond in a timely manner to a hearing notice. A hearing may be held in a student’s absence. VI. Resolutions of the Council When an accused student is found not responsible, all records of the hearing proceedings, except one, shall be destroyed immediately. The one shall be kept on file as a reference to the hearing procedure, and will be kept confidential by the dean of students. In matters pertaining to academic coursework, a student should receive the earned grade when it is determined that the student is not responsible for the alleged violation. A. Official Reprimand/Warning an of students will serve as an official notice of censure cautioning a student against specific behavior. An official reprimand shall carry no further restrictions. B. Practical Penalty The student may be assigned a penalty, fine or task commensurate with the offense. Penalties may include, but are not limited to the following: • Damage to or littering of University-owned proper-ty shall subject the violator to the responsibility for full restitution or restoration of any damaged property or item. • A recommendation may be made to the instruc-tor that a failing grade be assigned for a specific project or requirement. Other sanctions may include revision of an assignment or additional work. • A student or student organization may also be prohibited from participation in some or all extracurricular activities and may not use certain University facilities or property as determined by the court. C. Definite Probation Definite probation shall be for one, two or three semesters. A student or student organization placed on probation may be prohibited from participation in some or all extracurricular activities and may not use certain University facilities or property as determined by the court. The individual will not be eligible to hold an elective office of any campus organization while on probation. He or she will also lose eligibility to assume any position supported by a University stipend. D. Indefinite Probation Indefinite probation shall require that the student organization serve a probationary period of at least one academic year and submit a written petition to the dean of students requesting reinstatement in good standing. This petition should contain evidence during the probationary period of good citizenship such as recommendations from faculty, staff and other credible references. During the probationary period the student or student organization may be prohibited from participating in some or all extracur-ricular activities and may not use certain University facilities or property as determined by the court. E. Definite and Indefinite Suspension Under definite, there shall be a specific time limit of either one or two semesters in which the student may not enroll at the University, participate in activi-ties designated for University students, or use certain University facilities or property. A student organization under suspension may not function as a USC Upstate organization. A student or student organization placed under the indefinite suspension must formally petition the chancellor to gain reinstatement to the University. A student who has been suspended indefinitely may not petition to be reenrolled in the University until at least one calendar year has expired from the effective date of the suspension. F. Expulsion Dismissal from the University without the ability to be considered for readmittance. VII. Appeals Any student or student organization found guilty by a faculty member or either Council may submit a written request for a review hearing with the Appeals Council on the grounds of (1) insufficient evidence, (2) severity of penalty, (3) denial of basic rights guaranteed by the Code of Student Conduct, or (4) new information not available at the time of the original hearing. An appeal request must be filed with the dean of students within five working days from the receipt of a written notification of a hearing decision. The Appeals Council may request from the dean of students any written statements, testimony informa-tion or evidence pertaining to the original hearing, the charges, or the penalty imposed against the accused. When an appeal is filed the original sanction imposed by the Council is delayed until the appeal is resolved. Following receipt of the appeal request, the student or student organization will be notified if an appeal hearing is required. If so, the date, time and location will be included in the letter for notification. If a new 1‘4146 - ‘17 Student Handbook 140


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