Commuter Student Judicial Process

These judicial procedures are valid only for incidents occurring before August 1, 2016. For conduct incidents occurring August 1, 2016 or later, please refer to the University Student Code of Conduct.

The Assistant V.P. for Judicial Affairs, or designee, is the first point of contact for all judicial procedures that involve commuter students at Case Western Reserve University. If a student has violated a policy of the university, a meeting is held with the student to review the incident and determine an appropriate resolution.

Initial Contact

Contact with the Director of Judicial Affairs or designee, is a meeting in  which first-time violations  of community standards by a commuter student may be resolved. The meeting generally takes place between the Director of Judicial Affairs or designee
and the student allegedly involved in an incident. Director of Judicial Affairs, or designee, and the student will decide together how to resolve the situation and what appropriate sanctions, if any, will be applied. Sanctions that may be given include,
but are not limited to the following: a warning, restitution, fines, educational project, service project, or referral. This initial
contact meeting does not establish an official judicial record in the Office of Student Affairs. 

Commuters involved in incidents which occur within a residential facility may be referred to the Residence Hall/Greek Life judicial process.

If the student contests his/her involvement in the incident and/or does not come to an agreement regarding the outcome of this meeting, the student can request a Commuter Administrative Hearing.

Administrative Hearing

In cases heard administratively, the following procedures apply:

  1. The student will be notified by the Office of Student Affairs of the date, time, and location of an administrative hearing 
  2. The hearing is generally closed and includes only the accused student(s) and Judicial Coordinator.
  3. The Judicial Coordinator will review all information and testimony by the student(s) and make a decision.
  4. The student(s) will be notified in writing of the decision and what sanctions, if any, will be imposed.
  5. The student(s) will be informed of the opportunity to appeal the decision to Associate V.P. for Student Affairs.

Sanctions that may be given if a Commuter Administrative Hearing results in a student being found responsible, include but are not limited to the following:  a warning, restitution, fines, educational project, service project, or referral. 

Commuter Administrative Hearings do not establish an official judicial record in the Office of Student Affairs.