My question involves business law in the state of: KY
A private universitty violated their own handbook in several instances during a formal disciplinary procedure.
A student was summarily dismissed from campus on the word of one student, with NO evidence provided of the guilt.
The student kicked off campus requested several times the evidence. The handbook clearly states any student involved in a formal disciplinary action has the right to request evidence, and to make no statements regariding the issue.
Also, the handbook says the student is to be afforded "interaction with the institution" during formal discipline, but the student was summarily dismissed from campus and received a letter that basically said, "youre gone", my decision is final.
The student was never allowed the promised "interaction" to come in and speak for themselves before the letter of dismissal was sent, and even after that had to go to extraordinary lengths just to get a hearing.
The hearing lasted 3 hours during which time the student was accused of various crimes, cited chapter and verse and how much time he would spend in jail by a representative of the school. The student committed no such crimes.
The student was given a disciplinary action to fulfill in order to be "POSSIBLY CONSIDERED" for entry back onto campus, but if in that time anyone said anything negative to the Dean about the student, they would not be allowed back on campus. Of course, the student declined citing there may be some that wish me off campus and would say anything to do that.
This is just the tip of the iceberg.
I'm a professional auditor by trade, authoring policy and procedure manuals, and investigating violations of the same. I know policy and procedure violations when I see them
This student had 3 years on campus with a clean record as well.
What do you think?