Reasons for a Group Hearing
- A violation arises out of an event sponsored, financed or endorsed by a campus group.
- A group leader has knowledge of the incident before it occurs and fails to take corrective action.
- The incident occurs on the premises owned or operated by the group.
- A pattern of individual violations is found to have existed without proper and appropriate group control, remedy or sanction.
- Members of a group act in concert, or the organization provides the impetus for violation of university rules and regulations.
All circumstances surrounding the incident will be evaluated to determine whether a group may be held collectively responsible for an individual member's actions.
Read the Official USC Code of Conduct [pdf].
What to Expect
A single group representative will attend the hearing. Advisors are welcome to be present to support the group. You will meet with the hearing officer for 30-60 minutes. This is typically an informal, one-on-one discussion.
Missing Your Meeting
If you fail to attend your first scheduled meeting, a few things may happen:
- A registration hold will be placed on your records.
- You will be unable to register for classes or make changes to your schedule.
- A new meeting will automatically be scheduled for you.
Missing Your Rescheduled Meeting
If you again do not attend, a decision will be made without you, using the information available. A letter will be sent to your university email outlining the decision and outlining any additional steps you need to take.