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Answer: With the exceptions noted in the Student Conduct Manual, as per the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, information from a student's judicial file will not be made available to anyone other than the student without that student's written consent.
Answer: The college will release information pertaining to individual judicial cases to the parents or guardians of students who are dependents under the age of 21if the student is found responsible for a violation. If a student is under 21 years of age, and is found to be responsible for violating campus drug or alcohol regulations, notification will be sent to his/her parent regardless of dependent status.
Answer: Criminal charges are just that, criminal. They are filed by the police and adjudicated in a court of law. College charges are filed against you through the college for a violation of college policies. These establishments are two totally separate entities and, therefore, cases must be reviewed independently.
Answer: The Judicial Coordinator, or appointee, is charged with the responsibility for seeing that due process is provided to students accused of violating college regulations. The coordinator or appointee will be present at a review of the judicial charges and procedures where a student pleads responsible or not responsible for a violation. If a student pleads responsible at the review then a sanction will be assigned. If a student pleads not responsible, the student will be granted either an Administrative or Judicial Board Hearing. An Administrative Hearing will be decided by either the Judicial Coordinator or appointee. A Judicial Board Hearing is decided by the members of the Judicial Board.
Answer: Every student has the right to bring witnesses and/or counsel to either the administrative or judicial board hearing. State University policy permits the presence of counsel for privately advising the student at the hearing. Counsel is not, however, eligible to participate in the hearing, e.g. by presenting the student's case of cross-examining witnesses.
Answer: If a sanction involves completing college service hours you will be assigned to a randomly selected office on campus. You will be given a contact name and you are responsible for contacting this person in order to complete your hours.
Answer: If a sanction involves Alcohol 101, you are required to attend one Alcohol 101 program which consists of two classes. You must attend one complete program, programs and dates may not be combined.
Answer: The actual judicial process will not cost any money; however, if restitution is a sanction you will be required to reimburse to cover the cost of damage or loss of property or services. Reimbursement may be partial or complete depending on circumstances, e.g. number of people involved or degree of responsibility.
Answer: College judicial sanctions have no bearing on your academic status. However, if your G.P.A. falls below a 2.0, a review of your records, including judicial records, may take place prior to a decision on your continuation as a Plattsburgh State University student.
Answer: Judicial (In-school) sanctions do not have an effect on the status of your financial aid. However, criminal convictions for drug law violations can affect your status. See www.fafsa.ed.gov/faq003.htm for more information.
Answer: If you do not complete the required sanction then a judicial hold will be placed on your record. This hold will prevent you from registering for classes, adding/dropping classes, requesting transcripts, and receiving a diploma. Students who do not complete sanctions as assigned may also subject themselves to further judicial referrals.
If you have questions about the Judicial Process at Plattsburgh State, please contact:
Dean of Students Office
Location: 602 Kehoe Administration Building
Phone: (518) 564-3282
Fax: (518) 564-3824
Address: 101 Broad Street, SUNY Plattsburgh, 602 Kehoe Administration Building, Plattsburgh, NY 12901