Of Virginia Student Discipline Case Referred To Hearing Panel
21, 1999 -- A pending student discipline case involving
three accused University of Virginia students has been referred
to a fact-finding panel appointed by Vice President for Student
Affairs William W. Harmon.
four-member panel -- two administrators, a student, and a faculty
member -- has been asked to hear both sides of the case, consider
the evidence and, if guilt is determined, recommend appropriate
sanctions, Harmon said.
that U.Va.'s standards of conduct have been violated are normally
heard by the student-run University Judiciary Committee (UJC).
UJC constitution allows us to refer disciplinary cases to the vice
president if more cases are pending than we can handle effectively,"
said committee chair Brian Hudak, a rising fourth-year student.
the summer the committee does not operate at full strength. Because
cases would be delayed until the fall semester if our power to refer
them is not used, the committee typically refers a number of cases
to the vice president each spring," Hudak said.
panels decision may be appealed to the Universitys Judicial
Review Board, a separate body of students, faculty, and administrators,
and Hudak said they would not comment further to protect the students
right to privacy and the confidentiality of the process. They emphasized
that a decision will be made on the evidence presented by both sides.
Louise Dudley, (804) 924-1400.