Hearings and Appeals

If an Investigation determines that reasonable cause exists to believe a Title IX violation occurred, a disciplinary hearing will be scheduled.


Disciplinary hearings for Title IX violations will be held before a trained Administrative Hearing Panel of three Miami University faculty and staff members. The hearings are designed to provide a prompt, fair and impartial resolution. 

An Administrative Hearing Panel requires that the accused student and the reporting party shall be present for the hearing. Accused students and reporting parties may have an advisor/support person with them at the hearing. Accused students and reporting parties may request that any witness to the facts of the case be present. These witnesses should be present in person or, with prior approval of Community Standards, available via telephone.


Both the reporting party and accused have the right to appeal on the basis of alleged procedural error, new information and/or inappropriate sanction using the appeal process in the Code of Student Conduct. Two levels of appeal exist following a hearing:

  1. The University Appeals Board may elect to appeal a hearing’s decision and
  2. In the event the original hearing or the appeals board proposed or imposed a sanction of suspension or dismissal during the procedural review, judicial hearing, or appeals hearing, either party, or the Office of Community Standards may request the Vice President for Student Life or designee to review a decision.