BYE LAW F: DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR MEMBERS OF CUSU
The Executive of CUSU is responsible to its members for disciplinary action against members who breach the Membership Code of Conduct (Bye Law O), policy, procedures, rules and regulations of CUSU or who may otherwise bring CUSU into disrepute. Therefore, the following procedures may be invoked when required to investigate allegations of misconduct by members and to determine any sanctions. CUSU reserves the right to refer students when necessary for disciplinary action to Coventry University or its appropriate subsidiary.
The Disciplinary procedures shall follow the principles of natural justice: a member shall be considered innocent until proven otherwise; shall have the right to representation, call witnesses, ask questions and submit evidence. There will also be the right of appeal.
4. The Procedure for the Disciplinary Panel
The panel shall decide on the sanctions to be taken in cases where the allegations are proven and depending on the severity of the allegation, previous conduct of the member and other matters it considers relevant. The sanctions include:
This list is not exhaustive
6. The Right of Appeal
A confidential record of all hearings shall be maintained except where the allegation(s) is not proven or the Appeal Panel overturns the Standards and Disciplinary Hearing’s destroyed.
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