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Office of Judicial Affairs

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Hearings

Who is on the hearing panel?

A judicial hearing panel is normally made up of one student, one faculty member, and one administrator. At times such as semester breaks, when students may not be available the University may substitute an additional administrator for the student panel member.

Can I bring a lawyer and/or parents to the hearing?

Attorneys and parents are not allowed to participate in any part of the disciplinary process.

May I bring witnesses to the hearing?

Yes. You may bring witnesses to the hearing. In order for your witnesses to be able to participate in the hearing you must provide the Office of Judicial Affairs with their names and written statements at least 5 days prior to the hearing. If you fail to do so, your witnesses may not be able to testify on your behalf at the hearing.

May I bring an advisor to the hearing

Yes. You may bring an advisor (someone from the Monmouth University community, such as a faculty member, staff member, administrator, coach, or fellow student) to advise you during the hearing. The advisor may not ask questions or provide testimony, and that person cannot be an attorney.

How will I be notified of the hearing panel’s decision?

Once the hearing panel has heard all of the testimony, it will meet in private to develop a decision. The decision will be given to the Vice President for Student Services, who will then notify you in writing. Students normally receive the written decision within two to five days of the hearing.

What do I do if I don’t agree with the decision of the hearing panel?

You may appeal the decision by following the appeal process as outlined under the “Sanctions” section of the Student Handbook