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Judicial Affairs Office

5 Rope Ferry Road, Room 203
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3482
Fax: (603)646-0421
Hinman Box 6020
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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Family Members,

We assume that you are visiting our website because it pertains to your student. Thank you. When it comes to student conduct proceedings, we know family members are important sources of advice and support. 

It is Dartmouth's policy to notify parents or guardians when their student faces allegations that could result in suspension or separation (i.e. expulsion).  Such cases are heard by the Committee on Standards - most often referred to as the COS.  The Committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students who are responsible for considering most major misconduct allegations.  If your son or daughter is responding to allegations of sexual misconduct, an independent investigator will work with your student rather than the COS. 

It is also our policy to notify parents if a student is placed on probation, suspended, or separated from the College. Although we share the information described, we will encourage your son or daughter to discuss the details of the case directly with you. 

Students are notified of a potential Committee on Standards (COS) level case by letter.   In the letter, we encourage them to contact our office and their Undergraduate Dean.  Most students meet with our staff prior to the hearing. During these meetings, we can provide an overview of the judicial process and discuss any questions or concerns a student may raise. Students are encouraged to stay in touch with  questions they have throughout the process.

We also recommend that students work with an advisor.  Advisors help students navigate the judicial process and prepare for the hearing. Advisors do not speak for the student during a hearing, but they do attend and may consult with them periodically.  Any currently enrolled student, member of the Faculty, or member of the administration may serve as an advisor.  If your student is reporting or responding to a Title IX allegation, they have the option of naming any person as an advisor regardless of affiliation to our community.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the information on our site, but particularly with the information about the disciplinary process and specific policies described in the Student Handbook. A brief introduction to student conduct for families can be found in our Family Guide.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your student's Undergraduate Dean or our office. You will see our contact information below.

Office of Judicial Affairs Undergraduate Deans' Office
Phone: 603-646-3482 Phone: 603-646-2243
Email: Email:
Mail: Hinman Box 6020, Hanover, NH 03755         Mail: Hinman Box 6064, Hanover NH 03755
Fax: 603-646-0421  Fax: 603-646-6166


Last Updated: 11/12/14