Conducting student disciplinary proceedings consistent with fundamental notions of due process is an "unwavering obligation"

Conducting student disciplinary proceedings consistent with fundamental notions of due process is an "unwavering obligation" 2018 NY Slip Op 05104, Appellate Division, Fourth DepartmentA college [Respondent] had sanctioned a student for alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. In response to the student's challenge to the Respondent's action the Appellate Division "unanimously annulled" the determination "on the law" and directed the Respondent "to expunge all references to this matter from [the student's] school record."The Respondent had determined that the student had "possessed weapons and engaged in harassment" and imposed 50 hours of community service, two years of disciplinary probation, and exclusion from on-campus housing as the penalty for the alleged misconduct. The Appellate Division said it agreed with the student that "the record is devoid of any evidence, much less substantial…

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