HB 1892 Summary
HB 1892 provides students at public institutions of higher education who have been expelled or given a suspension of 10 days or more the right to be represented by counsel during an appeal of the decision.
- Public institutions of higher education must allow students who have been expelled or suspended for 10 or more days the right to be represented by an attorney or a non-attorney advocate during the appellate process. This right does not apply during the original campus proceeding.
- Attorney or non-attorney advocates must be allowed to fully participate in the appellate process. If the disciplinary appeal proceeding used by the institution of higher education arises from a complaint by a student against another student, the student who filed the complaint also has the right to be represented by an attorney or non-attorney advocate.
- The statute does not require the state to pay for the attorney or non-attorney advocate. Students may hire an advocate of their choice at their own expense.