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Policies and Procedures for Students

Your Rights in the Judicial Process

The Duquesne University judicial process has jurisdiction if the sexual misconduct charge is filed with the Director of the Office of Student Conduct and both the survivor and alleged perpetrator(s) are Duquesne University students. Go to the Office of Student Conduct for more details.

Confidential Judicial Hearing

The survivor is entitled to a confidential hearing to determine whether a violation of the Student Code has occurred and, if so, what type of sanction(s) -- up to and including dismissal from the University -- should be imposed.

Please note that there is an appeal process for the accused student(s). During the judicial hearing, the survivor and accused student(s) may have an advisor, from the Duquesne community, help them prepare and make a case at the hearing.

The advantages of a judicial hearing are confidentiality and the fact that it can be completed in approximately three weeks from the date charges are filed.

Judicial Process: Your Rights

  • The right to have an advisor present throughout the disciplinary process.
  • The right to remain present throughout the entire judicial hearing.
  • The right to have access to existing campus mental health and survivor support services.
  • The right to submit a survivor impact statement.
  • The right to know the outcome of the hearing.