In order to expedite the process, the accused student may sign a waiver of his or her right to the usual week’s notice prior to a hearing. When applicable, this waiver will usually be given to the accused student with his or her packet to be delivered to the Hearing Board Chair. In certain circumstances, the Chair may present the accused student with a copy of the waiver at the hearing itself.
If all of the students involved in a case desire to have one joint hearing, they may each sign a waiver of their right to individual hearings. If the students fail to sign such waivers, each student will have a separate hearing. In most cases, however, cases involving more than one student will be held at the same time by the same board, but not as a joint hearing. In these cases, students will present their side of the case to the board one at a time, with all other accused students waiting out of the room.