Guidelines for COS Hearings
COS proceedings are administrative in nature and are not governed by the rights and rules that apply in a court of law. However, if a student alleged to have violated the Academic Honor Principle or Standards of Conduct must appear before the COS for a hearing, the disciplinary system does provide that student with certain rights and obligations. These, as well as the rules and responsibilities that govern COS hearing procedures, are described in this section.
All students who appear before the COS are expected to be familiar with the rules and procedures of the COS. New rules may take effect upon appropriate notice to the Dartmouth community by the Dean of the College. In addition, the COS may enact by simple majority vote operating rules and procedures necessary to conduct its business so long as such rules and procedures are not inconsistent with the rules and procedures of the COS as set forth herein.
Last Updated: 7/20/11