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Resident’s Rights & Responsibilities in Housing Student Conflict Resolution Process

D. Rights and Responsibilities in HSCR Process

Resident’s Rights in Housing Student Conflict Resolution Process

The resident’s rights under the process include the following: 

  1. The right to be informed in writing of the alleged violation(s), with time, and with enough detail, to ensure the resident the opportunity to adequately prepare for the meeting;
  2. The right to decline to participate in the meeting. Such action will not be interpreted as an indication of responsibility for the alleged violation; however, the process and the meeting will continue;
  3. The right to decline to appear at the meeting. Such action will not be interpreted as an indication of responsibility for the alleged violation; however, the process and the meeting will continue;
  4. The right to present information on the resident’s own behalf;
  5. The right to request information from any member of the residence hall community who has direct knowledge of the incident, unless a HSCR Staff Member determines that the information would be irrelevant, immaterial or redundant, or cannot be disclosed due to legal concerns;
  6. The right to see all information presented and to question all people who appear before the M Housing Staff Member;
  7. The right to be supported by an advisor who will be permitted to attend the meeting, but not allowed to participate. Residents must notify the M Housing Staff Member within 24 hours of the meeting if an advisor will be accompanying them;
  8. The right to challenge the objectivity of the M Housing Staff Member;
  9. The right to receive a timely written decision;
  10. The right to an appeal within five (5) business days after the receipt of the decision letter.

Resident’s Responsibilities in Housing Student Conflict Resolution Process:
It is the resident’s responsibility to respect the process. The following actions are actions that misuse the process and may result in additional violations of the CLAM:

  1. Falsifying or misrepresenting information during the meeting;
  2. Disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of the meeting;
  3. Making a false accusation;
  4. Attempting to influence the impartiality of any M Housing Staff Member prior to and/or during the course of the meeting;
  5. Harassment and/or intimidation of any complainant, any member of M Housing Staff Member or of any witness prior to, during and/or after the meeting;
  6. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to present false information or file a false complaint.

 

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