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iv. For cases of Sexual Misconduct, the complainant will (i) receive a copy of the written notice provided to the respondent; (ii) be given an opportunity to equally participate in the administrative hearing (at the same or different time than the respondent based on the circumstances); and (iii) receive simultaneous written notification of the outcome and of any sanctions to be imposed relating directly to the complainant. Furthermore, in these cases, either the complainant or the respondent may request a formal disciplinary hearing before the Student Conduct Committee under the procedures set forth in Section VI(A)(1)(5) (i.e., the hearing procedures followed for Major Violations). v. The Vice President’s decision on an administrative hearing for Minor Violations shall be final and shall not be subject to appeal. 5. Procedures for Major Violations a. For Major Violations, a formal disciplinary hearing will be conducted by the Student Conduct Committee (SCC) as follows: i.Composition of the SCC A. The SCC shall be composed of one administrative officer of the College other than an officer under the supervision of the Vice President; an Academic Dean; one College faculty member and two students as selected by the Student Government Association. The members of the committee shall be appointed by the President, except the student members shall be appointed by the Student Government Association. B. The Vice President of College Operations and Finance shall serve as Chairperson of the committee. The chairperson shall conduct the hearing and shall rule on the admissibility of evidence, motions, and objections; the Chairperson’s decision may be overridden on a vote of the committee. Each member of the committee, including the Chairperson, is eligible to vote at the hearing. ii. Parties A. In hearings involving more than one respondent, the Vice President, in his/her discretion, may permit the SCC hearing(s) concerning each respondent to be conducted either separately or jointly. B. In cases of Sexual Misconduct, the complainant shall be made a party to the hearing and afforded coequal rights to participation and representation in the hearing as afforded to the respondent. iii. Notice A. The SCC Chairperson shall have written notice served upon the parties which notice shall set the date, time and place for the hearing, as well as the nature of the alleged violation. The written notice shall indicate whether the College is seeking suspension or expulsion, and inform the parties they have the opportunity to review any documents the Vice President of Student & Academic Services has in their possession pertaining to the charges (except students shall not have the right to review any document prohibited from disclosure or production by law, any document constituting work product or any attorney-client communication). B. The hearing date shall be not less than five (5) nor more than ten (10) class days after service of the notice. If the student is under 18 years of age, a copy of the notice shall be sent by certified, return receipt request, U.S. mail to the parents or guardian of the student. iv. SCC Hearing Procedure A. The Chairperson may for good cause postpone the hearing. B. The Vice President shall represent the College before the SCC and shall present evidence to support an allegation of a violation. C. If a respondent, after receiving notice, does not appear for the hearing, the information in support of the charges will be presented and considered even if the respondent is not present. D. The parties have the right to be assisted by a representative/advisor of their choice, at their own expense, including legal counsel. Unless otherwise permitted by the Chairperson, the representative/advisor shall remain silent and not present argument, evidence, or examine/cross-examine witnesses. E. Hearings are closed to the public. The parties and their representatives/ advisor(s), if any, will be allowed to attend the entire portion of the SCC hearing at which information is received (excluding deliberations). Admission of any other person to the SCC hearing will be at the discretion of the Chairperson of the SCC. F. The Vice President and the parties may see and hear all evidence presented at the hearing. 34 Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 Student Discipline—Student Conduct Code


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