About the Committee
The Committee on Discipline shall consist of six elected members of the Faculty, three undergraduate and two graduate students, and, ex officio voting, the Vice President and Dean for Student Life and the Vice Chancellor, or their representatives. Past members who have completed their terms may, for a period of three years thereafter, be called to fill out a quorum for a particular hearing, only one such member to serve in a given hearing.
- The Committee shall consider such cases of alleged misconduct by students as shall be brought to its attention. In cases where suspension, expulsion, or revocation of a degree are possible outcomes, an accused student shall be given an opportunity to appear in person at a meeting of the Committee.
- The Committee shall consider such cases of alleged misconduct by student organizations as shall be brought to its attention. In cases where revocation of recognition or loss of a student organization residence are possible outcomes due to violation of Institute policy, a duly appointed officer of an accused student organization shall be given an opportunity to appear in person at a meeting of the Committee or the hearing body to which the case is delegated.
- The Committee shall act with power in all circumstances, including suspension and expulsion of a student from the Institute, revocation of a degree, revocation of recognition for a student group, and loss of a student organization residence. A COD decision to suspend or expel a student, revoke a degree, revoke recognition of a student group, or terminate a student organization residence may be appealed to the Chancellor on grounds described by the COD Rules & Regulations.
- The Committee may assign cases of alleged misconduct to other hearing bodies or hearing officers it designates, except for cases involving suspension or expulsion of a student from the Institute or revocation of a degree, which must be resolved by the Committee.