Any member of the COS (including the Chair) who believes he or she may be unable to render an impartial decision in any case shall excuse himself or herself from such case; alternatively, the COS may remove any COS member from a case if it believes that member may be unable to render an impartial decision in the case. Because Dartmouth is a small community, knowledge of or acquaintance with the student(s) and/or witnesses in a hearing, awareness of a case, participation in campus issues related to the subject matter of a case, participation as a consequence of one's official role in events surrounding a case and/or participation in the disciplinary process prior to the hearing of the case shall not automatically be grounds for disqualification.
An accused student may request a list of COS members scheduled to serve on his or her COS panel. Any concern the student may have about the ability of any COS member to render an impartial decision in his or her case must be submitted in writing to the Chair, at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing, and must include any supporting materials.
2009-2010 Student Handbook
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