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Important notes to remember for your hearing:

1. Everything is being recorded and can be used against you in a criminal proceeding. If the allegation includes a violation of law, consult with an attorney before giving a statement.

2. The hearing officer must find that you are in violation by preponderance of the evidence. This means that they must decide that the evidence against you proves that more
​    likely than not, you violated the code of conduct.

3. Hearing officers are school employees and sometimes students. They are not trained legal professionals or experts at understanding an implementing the hearing process.

4. You must address your violation immediately. The school will place a hold on your records and prevent you from involvement in school activities pending resolution of the case.

5.  You can be expelled from school if found in violation.  You can also lose scholarship money, on-campus jobs, on-campus house, etc.

You will receive notice of an investigation by email or regular mail. The letter will notify you of your need to come in and speak to the Title IX investigator and give you a time/date range to meet with an investigator or a person to contact to setup a meeting.

Whether your case is a Title IX investigation, UCF Golden Rule Hearing, Rollins Academic Honor Code case, or a similar hearing at another school, there are some very important things you need to know.  Read over this page and then give us a call to discuss your case in more detail at (407) 906-JLAW (5529).

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Your best opportunity to protect YOUR future is to BE PREPARED. Call Jordan Law today to learn the best way to fight your case today.  We can train you for what to expect, help you get out the evidence you need and prepare you for the challenging road ahead.  Do not go it alone!  The best defense is a good offense, call us now at (407) 906-JLAW (5529).

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Process

Explore an overview of the process for academic

hearings and contact us today to learn more

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They will then type up a statement and give you the chance to review it and then after their investigation into the case they will decide if they are turning the case over to the school for possible discipline.

During this initial investigation and any resulting hearing, you are permitted to have an advisor to assist you. They may be a school employee, an attorney, or a trusted friend. However, most school employees and outside individuals are unfamiliar with the rules, process, and how to combat the evidence. At UCF, the advisor is not permitted to speak during the hearing, but can consult with you at any point.  At Rollins, the advisor is usually given more leeway to argue on your behalf.

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You will also be able to review the evidence the school already has.

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During a meeting with the Title IX investigators you will have the chance to provide your side of the story and present any evidence you have.  

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Consequences

Title IX investigations by themselves do not carry the traditional consequences for the student.  These investigations are for the school (UCF, Rollins, etc.) to look into a matter to limit the school's liability, however, often these investigations lead to a Golden Rule Violation or an Academic Honor Code Hearing because during the investigation the school learns more evidence about the matter and refers the case to the department of the school that handles the academic punishments..

Violations of the student code of conduct can result in a wide spectrum of consequences, varying from warnings to expulsion from school. Although expulsion is usually reserved for the most serious or repeated violations, other punishments may seriously endanger your ability to complete school and apply for future job opportunities. Code of conduct hearing officers have the power to revoke your campus housing, scholarships, university employment, and involvement in school activities, as well as place you on probation and subject you to further monitoring by the conduct office. Additionally, your disciplinary record may affect your applications for graduate programs, transferring education and professional licensing.

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Lastly, you will be asked about any other witnesses the school might want to speak to, or any other evidence they might be able to get.

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