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How to Handle a Problem
… the preservation of individual liberty depends on the active maintenance of the institutions of civil society where citizens learn respect for others as well as self-respect; where we acquire a lively sense of our personal and civic responsibilities, along with an appreciation of our own rights and the rights of others; where we develop the skills of self-government as well as the habit of governing ourselves, and learn to serve others-- not just self.
-Amitai Etzioni
We hope that reading through these pages has given you the clear sense that the University's adjudication process is a balance between rights and responsibilities Though it is a system run by dedicated professionals, it is still a system run by people and will not operate perfectly. If it is your sense that the process is not working for you or others in the manner you believe strikes the correct balance or lives up to our Mission as a division or University, please raise the issue with appropriate members of the community. While it is always advisable to start with the hearing officer with whom you have been working, you may contact the or the Dean of Students. In addition, student government can often serve as a resource for you and bodies such as the Student Life Council are open to the public for discussion of these and other issues.


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