August 22, 2016

Standard of proof (Student Misconduct)

The standard of proof to find a violation of this policy is a preponderance of the evidence.

Preponderance of the evidence means that based on the totality of evidence and reasonable inferences drawn therefrom, it is more likely than not that the Respondent committed the prohibited conduct charged.

Put another way, the preponderance of the evidence means such evidence that when weighed against that opposed to it, has the more convincing force and the greater probability of truth.