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Title Two – Article III


Title One. Statement of Principles and Policies
Title Two. Constitutive Provisions on Judicial System
Article I. Judicial Jurisdiction
Article II. Judicial Offices
Article III. Judicial Participants
Article IV. Judicial Boards
Title Three. Regulations for Maintenance of Educational Environment
Title Four. Regulations for Maintenance of Public Order

A. Complainant and Victim

1.  Any student, member of the University faculty, or other employee of the University can allege a violation of this Code, of which he or she was the victim, by filing a complaint with the Judicial Administrator.

2.  In cases in which such formal complaint is made by one or more individuals, such individuals shall be designated as the complainants. In cases in which no such formal complaint has been made or pursued, and an investigation is initiated by the Judicial Administrator, the University community shall be designated as the complainant. However, in cases concerning violations against the interests of the University, “Cornell University” (the corporation) may be named as complainant.

3.  The complainant and the victim, whether or not he or she is a member of the University community, each shall have the right to be present at any relevant hearing. Each shall have the right to be accompanied at every stage by a personal advisor of that person’s choice, but that advisor shall not be a witness and shall not participate in a hearing in the capacity of counsel. The Judicial Administrator shall provide to the complainant and the victim information about the University’s Victim Advocate and other relevant resources, including information about how to file a police complaint.

B. Defense Counsel or Advisor

1.  When an accused appears before the Judicial Administrator, the University Hearing Board, the University Review Board, or other University officials acting in a judicial capacity, the accused has the right to be advised and accompanied at every stage by an individual of the accused’s choice. Such counsel or advisor for the accused may be any member of the University community or general public, but shall not be a witness and, except for the Judicial Codes Counselor, shall not normally participate in a hearing in the
capacity of counsel. However, for suspension or dismissal to be imposed, such counsel or advisor must have had a reasonable opportunity to participate fully in the hearings.

2.  The accused shall have the right to act as his or her own counsel.

3.  The accused person shall also have the right to be accompanied at every stage by a personal supporter of that person’s choice, but that supporter shall not be a witness and shall not participate in a hearing in the capacity of counsel.

Last Updated: August 27, 2017 at 11:33 am

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