In some cases of student misconduct, a Student Disciplinary Committee hearing may not be necessary. This is most often true when the violation is of a less serious nature and the misconduct would not result in suspension or dismissal. In such a case, the student attends an administrative hearing with a University staff member (normally the associate dean or a resident director) to discuss the incident, the student's involvement in it, and any steps that must be taken or sanction imposed to resolve the matter. The meeting will be followed by an official letter summarizing this discussion.
Sanctions imposed as a result of an administrative hearing cannot be appealed. Sanctions imposed by the Student Disciplinary Committee may be appealed; therefore, students who are summoned to an administrative hearing may request instead to meet with the Student Disciplinary Committee if they want an appeal option.