Student Conduct Process
The Student Conduct process is not a legal process and is separate from local, state, and federal court proceedings. Instead, the standard of responsibility is based on a preponderance of the evidence. Hearing officers are trained volunteers who are current students, faculty, and/or staff at Kent State University. Any student accused of violating the Code of Student Conduct is presumed not responsible until and unless a student conduct hearing determines a finding of responsible by a preponderance of the evidence.
The student conduct process is expected to:
- Determine consequences for behaviors that violate university rules, policies, and local, state, and federal laws
- Offer outcomes to assist students in learning about the impact of their actions on themselves and others within their respective communities
- Protect the integrity of students, faculty, staff, the institution, and the University community
Guide to Student Conduct Hearings