Students who deny responsibility for the charges that have been alleged against them have the option of stating their case in front of an Administrative Conduct Board or a Student Conduct Board*.
More than forty (40) administrators volunteer to assist with administrative hearings. Three (3) full-time administrators in the undergraduate division of student affairs or the law school serve on the panel for each administrative hearing. Administrative hearings are conducted during the academic year every Tuesday and Friday at 10:15am and 11:15am and every Thursday at 2:15pm and 3:15pm. Administrative hearings are also conducted during the summer and January session, however no routine schedule is set for these periods.
The Student Conduct Board is made up of approximately twenty (20) student leaders from Hofstra's undergraduate, graduate and law schools. Four (4) to eight (8) students typically serve on the panel for each student hearing. Student hearings are conducted every Monday and Thursday between the hours of 4 - 7pm when regular academic year classes are in session; student hearings are not available during summer or January sessions. In addition to hearing conduct cases, the Student Conduct Board also reviews student parking appeals the first Monday of each month during the regular academic year. You can Download a parking appeal form here.
If you would like to know more about becoming a member of the Student Conduct Board, you may contact the Office of Community Standards at (516) 463-6913 or email the office with any questions. Student Conduct Board application materials are available here: Download Student Conduct Board application materials.
Both student and administrative board members are knowledgeable of all University policies and codes and are trained in evaluating the facts of a case to determine if a student's behavior violates these policies/codes. Board members participate in all aspects of the hearing including listening to testimony, questioning students and witnesses, deliberating the case and deciding whether a student is responsible for each of the charges. Conduct boards provide the Assistant Dean for Community Standards with a recommendation regarding student responsibility and the Assistant Dean, in turn, determines appropriate sanctions when applicable.
*The Office of Community Standards reserves the right to assign cases directly to the Administrative Conduct Board.