IV. Notification of Charges of Alleged Violation
The accused student shall be notified, via email to the student’s UMass Dartmouth email address, in the form of an Infraction Notice that he/she is alleged to have violated a University Code of Conduct regulation. This notice will be sent by a Hearing Officer, usually by a Resident Director or the Coordinator for Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution, generally within 72 hours of the incident or complaint. The notification shall include a requirement that the student attend a prehearing conference, to be held no sooner than three (3) consecutive academic days following date of the original notice, unless he/she requests it to be at an earlier date, or in the case that an Interim Suspension from the University or Residence Halls has occurred. The prehearing conference generally occurs within two weeks of the incident.