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Conduct Standard for Decision-Making

The term “more likely than not” is the standard of proof used in all conduct proceedings. It is equivalent to the legal standard of “preponderance of evidence.” Under this standard, a Student, Registered Club, Student Organizations, Fraternity and Sorority Organization, or Team will be found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct only with the information presented during the conduct process would lead a Reasonable Person to conclude that it is more likely than not that the accused Student, Registered Club, Student Organization, Fraternity and Sorority Organization or Team’s actions violated the Student Code of Conduct.

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