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G. No record of the decision made by a Residence Hall Director, Judicial Hearing Officer, the Judicial Council, the Traffic Council, or the Appeals Council shall be released to the public unless requested by the individuals involved, or required by law.
A student suspended from the University for disciplinary reasons may apply to the Admissions Office for readmission after one semester, unless a different period of time was specified at the time of suspension. A recommendation of the Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs must be considered before such a student may be readmitted.
Acting under the legal authority of the Board of Trustees, the President can in extraordinary cases or in an emergency situation veto or alter decisions of the judicial bodies but may not reinstate charges against a person when judicial action fails to confirm the original complaint. In all such instances, the President shall state his/her reasons in writing, with one copy going to the council from which the vetoed or altered decision came, and one copy going as a report to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. This latter body shall review the action no later than its next regularly scheduled meeting.
Membership - Three members, consisting of one faculty member, one student, and one administrative staff member, not members of any other judicial body, named in accordance with provisions outlined in Article IV. No one shall be chosen for more than four consecutive years. The Council shall choose a chair from its membership.
Functions - The Traffic Council shall have original jurisdiction to deal with the major violations of the University motor vehicle rules as determined by the Senate and printed in the Campus Life Handbook.
The Traffic Council shall determine the facts, assess a penalty upon a verdict of “responsible”, and prepare a written judgment substantiating its decision. Immediately following each meeting, the individual will be notified in writing of the Traffic Council’s decision. Those who receive penalties shall be informed of the appeal procedure and, if an appeal is made, penalties shall be suspended until the Appeals Council has taken final action. Any appeal from a decision of the Traffic Council for a major violation must be made in writing, including supporting reasons, to the Appeals Council within 48 hours after notification. The Traffic Council is the final court of appeal for minor violations.
The Traffic Council - Traffic Council does not have jurisdiction over the penalty structure.
The Office of Student Affairs is located in the back of Hanby Hall on Cochran Alley. Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer) Phone p / 614.823.1250
Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081, 614.890.3000
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