DSU holds hearings for off-campus fight, burglaryDickinson State University began holding hearings on Tuesday for several students who were allegedly involved in an off-campus fight and burglary.
By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press
Dickinson State University began holding hearings on Tuesday for several students who were allegedly involved in an off-campus fight and burglary. However, it may be a month before a board decides on appropriate disciplinary action.
After the incident, DSU took disciplinary action against the students, who then appealed the action. The university is holding hearings to decide if the disciplinary action should be changed.
Dr. Paula Martin, who is the chair of the hearing board, said the board did not come to a decision after Tuesday’s hearings.
“It will be done before the end of the year, probably before the end of the semester,” Martin said.
She said the next step is for the board to deliberate and then announce a decision to Hal Haynes, vice president of Student Development.
“When the hearing board does make a decision, we make a recommendation to Mr. Haynes and then Mr. Haynes reviews our recommendations and then he makes a final decision,” Martin said.
She would not disclose how many hearings took place on Tuesday, but did say more will be scheduled at a later date.