Linden Hall, Residence Life Office
64 William Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Once the meeting convenes, the hearing officer will:
Preponderance of Evidence
Becker College strives to assure fairness to all parties in the adjudication of all student conduct cases. However, College conduct procedures are not identical to the rights afforded the respondent in a civil or criminal proceeding. Further, a lower standard of proof is required to reach a conclusion than in a criminal proceeding. This means that the greater weight of information which the hearing officer finds credible and convincing warrants a finding of “responsible”. Thus as finding of “responsible” shall be made only if a violation is proven by the preponderance or weight of evidence; i.e., it is more likely than not the violation occurred in the judgement of the hearing officer.