Disciplinary Hearing Process The Student Judicial Board conducts the hearing process as outlined in the Regis Student Handbook. Judicial Board The Judicial Board consists of a Chief Justice who is elected by the student body, and Associate Justices who are appointed by the Chief Justice and voted on by the Regis University Student Government Association (RUSGA). The Judicial Board is advised by the Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs and the Director of Student Activities. Judicial Board hearings are generally conducted involving a quorum of four Associate Justices and the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice will conduct all hearings and will only vote in the event of a tie vote among the Associate Justices. It is important for the Judicial Board to remain impartial, and if a conflict of interest may arise because of a past or current relationship between a Judicial Board member and a participant in a hearing, that individual will excuse him/herself from the case. For information on how to get involved with the Judicial Board, please contact the Assistant Director for Judicial Affairs. Student Advocate Students may also make use of Student Advocate(s), who are nominated by the Chief Justice and approved by the Student Senate to assist students in presenting their case or testimony. Use of the Student Advocates is done at the student’s own discretion. Students may also select a University faculty or staff member on their own to serve as advocate during the hearing. It is the student’s responsibility to select an advocate and to make him/her available for the scheduled hearing. The University cannot guarantee the availability of an advocate. Advocates are used to support the student during a hearing. They should not present evidence or substitute for the student’s role in offering evidence or questions. The University reserves the right to bar individuals from participating as advocates who have failed to observe the standards of conduct, who have failed to assist and advise students properly on the process, or who have otherwise disrupted the judicial process. The Dean of Students shall have sole discretion for making such determination. The University does not warrant the competency or conduct of any University employee or student chosen to act as an advocate Hearing Testimony The Judicial Board or Officer will have the right to require the presence and testimony of witnesses relevant to the case. As a condition of their enrollment at Regis, students are required to appear as witnesses and give testimony unless excused by a legally justifiable privilege. Witnesses who decline to appear may be held in violation of the Standards of Conduct and referred to the Dean of Students, who may elect to initiate disciplinary proceedings against that student. Should the Judicial Board or Officer decide it requires additional evidence or testimony to resolve the case, a second hearing date will be scheduled with the student to review this information. Judicial Board Deliberation In deliberating the verdicts, the Judicial Board or Officer will typically make its decisions on facts based on a preponderance of evidence available for their review, including, but not limited to, all testimony from witnesses, written statements, and other relevant information. In evaluating conflicting testimony or statements, the Board or Officer will determine as they see fit which versions of events are more credible. The Judicial Board or Officer should not typically consider procedural errors in reviewing evidence unless the errors indicate that the staff member’s evidence or testimony lacks credibility. Appeal Process Following a Disciplinary Hearing, either with the Judicial Board or a Judicial Officer, students have the right to appeal their case to the Dean of Students. For more information, please refer to the Discipline Process link to the left. Student Handbook and information contained on this site, the language contained in the Student Handbook will always supersede the language contained on this site.