Students and civil rights groups have protested the lack of due process protections in universities’ student conduct process. For journalists, that can leave them vulnerable to frivolous charges from irate sources.
Tag: campus discipline
University of Central Florida: Fraternity discipline records protected by FERPA
Responding to a public records lawsuit filed earlier this year, the University of Central Florida told a judge this week the school cannot provide student journalists unredacted records relating to Greek fraternities’ disciplinary hearings because the records are protected under a federal education privacy law.
Georgia colleges may close some disciplinary hearings
Public colleges in Georgia can close disciplinary hearings, but don’t have to, according to a letter from the state attorney general’s office clarifying whether a new law mandates their closure.
Tar Heel judicial hearing case argued in Dec.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student newspaper's state open meetings law case against the school's closed disciplinary hearings was argued in December.
Suit filed by North Carolina paper for access to campus disciplinary hearings
The student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has filed one of the first cases in history to gain access to student disciplinary hearings.