Everything is being recorded and can be used against you in a criminal proceeding.
Also, just because the criminal case is dismissed or dropped down, doesn’t mean that the school has to agree with that decision.
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.
Hearing officers are school employees and sometimes students. They are not trained legal professionals or experts at understanding an implementing the hearing process.
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. You can also be punished for not participating in this process.
You can be expelled from school if found in violation. You can also lose scholarship money, on-campus jobs, on-campus house, etc. allegations.