A majority of members of a hearing panel must support a finding of responsibility for a violation. The University relies on the "preponderance of the evidence" standard to determine responsibility which means that the alleged violation was more likely to have occurred than not.
Upon reaching a finding of responsibility, the hearing body shall determine the sanction, taking into account any previous disciplinary action for which the responding party has been responsible.
The result of the hearing and any sanction imposed are communicated to the responding party. Generally, this will occur within five (5) business days from the date of the hearing. There are some violations, as determined by law, for which a victim or victims will be notified about the outcome of a hearing.