How do I participate as a witness?
Witnesses to alleged violations of policy are contacted by one of four parties: the charged student, the complainant/victim, a university investigator, or a conduct conference officer.
When contacted to participate as a witness you will be provided the time, date, and location of where to report to for the student conduct proceeding.
If it is not possible for a witness to physically be present for a student conduct proceeding, then the witness may participate by:
- Providing a statement of fact in writing before the student conduct conference
- By answering questions during the proceedings via the telephone
- By answering written questions in writing prior the conduct proceedings
If I have been called as a witness for a University Investigation, do I have to appear?
Yes. Texas A&M University Student Rules, Section 24.4.23, makes it a violation of the Student Rules to not appear for an investigation interview when given reasonable notification to do so.
Failure to appear as a witness may lead to charges being filed against the witness for violation of this rule.
All possible attempts will be made by the SCO staff to avoid calling a witness during a scheduled class. However, if it is not possible to avoid this conflict, then a class excuse will be provided for the witness for the scheduled class that they are absent from.
Who should I contact if I have more questions regarding being called as a witness?