Campus from the Water

Questions? Contact Us

Kelly A. Smolinsky
Student Conduct Officer
kasmolinsky@smcm.edu

Location: The Office of Student Conduct is located in the Campus Center, Room 150.

Phone: 240-895-3181
or 240-895-4208
Fax: 240-895-4898

Student Rights

*Please note that special procedures apply to Sexual Misconduct Hearings. Please see the Sexual Misconduct Policy section of this site for policies, procedures and rights which apply in these cases. *

Rights of the Complainant

A.    The right to have his/her case heard by an appropriate hearing board or administrative hearing officer.

        B.    The right to have his/her case processed without prejudicial delay.

        C.    The right to written notice of the charges no less than 72 hours before the hearing, except when faced with the end of a semester. In such cases, the student may waive his or her right to 72 hours notification in order to expedite the timely conclusion of a pending hearing. Otherwise, the student conduct officer may choose to have the hearing take place during the break period or be held over to the next semester.

        D.    The right to written notice of the time, date, and place of the hearing.

        E.     The right to testify on his/her behalf.

        F.     The right to be present at the hearing.

        G.    The right to confront any witnesses appearing or evidence presented, to produce eyewitnesses on his/her behalf, and to present evidence. The student conduct officer must have at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing the names of any witnesses, copies of witness statements, and all evidence.

        H.    The right to be assisted by an advisor of his/her choice to provide support throughout the conduct process, subject to the limitations outlined in Article IV, Section 3I of the Student Code of Conduct. 

        I.      Complainants directly involved with a case may obtain outcome information from the student conduct officer on a need-to-know basis.  The student conduct officer retains the right to keep outcome information confidential if there is insufficient reason for disclosure.

        J.     The right to file an appeal for reasons outlined in Article V, Section 1 and 2 of the Student Code.

Rights of the Respondent

A.    The right to be presumed not responsible until a preponderance of evidence indicates otherwise.

        B.    The right to have his/her case processed without prejudicial delay.

        C.    The right to written notice of the charges no less than 72 hours before the hearing, except when faced with the end of a semester.  In such cases, the student may waive his or her right to 72 hours notification in order to expedite the timely conclusion of a pending hearing.  Otherwise, the student conduct officer may choose to have the hearing take place during the break period or be held over to the next semester.

        D.    The right to written notice of the time, date, and place of the hearing.

        E.     The right to testify on his/her behalf.

        F.     The right to be present at the hearing.

        G.    The right to confront any witnesses appearing or evidence presented against him/her, to produce eyewitnesses on his/her behalf, and to present evidence.  The student conduct officer must have at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing the names of any witnesses, copies of witness statements, and all evidence.

        H.    The right to be assisted by an advisor of his/her choice to provide support througout the conduct process, subject to the limitations outlined in Article IV, Section 3I of the Code of Student Conduct. 

 J.     The right to written notice of the decision of the conduct board or hearing officer.

        K.    The right to file an appeal for reasons outlined in Article VI, Section 1 and 2 of the Student Code.