Presentation of the Case


At the conclusion of the investigation, your case will be presented to the full Board at one of its regularly scheduled meetings. All documents collected as part of the investigation will be distributed to the membership in advance of the meeting, including the Subcommittee Report and copies of all statements and other documents obtained by the fact finder and/or subcommittee and deemed relevant to the allegations (such as police reports, court documents, or other records). Members of the Board will have read the materials before discussing and deciding the case. As noted above, whether or not a fact finder and/or subcommittee was involved in your case, you also will have received a copy of or have had the opportunity to review all materials distributed to the Board. These will include, at a minimum, the original complaint and the statement you submitted to the Secretary of the Board, and also may include any additional statements that were received by the Board. If a Subcommittee Report was issued in your case, then the distributed materials will include the Subcommittee Report and your written response, if any.

Every Board hearing of a disciplinary case begins with an oral summary of the allegations by either the Resident Dean of Freshmen/Allston Burr Resident Dean, Board Representative, fact finder (if one was appointed), or subcommittee chair (if one was appointed), letting the student’s statement and any other relevant documents speak for themselves. Any member of the Board may offer a recommendation for action, or motion (there is sometimes a range of motions offered), and, after the discussion, the chair will call for a vote.

During the presentation of your case to the full Board, your Board Representative will convey any other additional information that you wish the Board to know.

The fact finder (if one was appointed), your Resident Dean of Freshmen/Allston Burr Resident Dean, and your Board Representative may not vote on the case. If you chose to work with a personal adviser and that person is also a member of the Board, your personal adviser may not be present for the presentation of the case and may not vote.