Independent Hearing Officer
The Independent Hearing Officer (IHO) ensures that the Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct is being followed when a student has been charged with a violation. The IHO reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and is responsible for overseeing the hearing process. This includes presiding over all student conduct hearings, scheduling the hearings, ruling on procedural and evidentiary questions, training hearing panel members and developing procedures for the exchange of information. This is a newly created position based on recommendations made by the Code of Student Conduct Task Force. The IHO is a neutral position that students can contact if they feel that the hearing procedures outlined in the Code of Student Conduct are not being followed.