An administrative hearing is a meeting with a single hearing officer, usually a member of the Student Conduct & Community Standards staff or the Housing and Residential Education staff. Administrative hearings are typically held when suspension or expulsion is not a likely outcome. You will have a discussion with the hearing officer about the alleged policy violations and engage in a conversation about the impact of your behavior. Generally an outcome will be determined in a single meeting.
A conduct review panel is a hearing with three to five members of the community — faculty, staff, and students — who are trained conduct review panel members. This type of meeting is reserved for more serious allegations of misconduct; certain types of misconduct will always go to a panel hearing. This process is more structured: You will meet with a member of the Student Conduct & Community Standards staff before the hearing to ensure you are prepared.