The University of Saint Francis is the convener of every action under this Code. Within that action, there are several roles. The responding student is the person who is alleged to have violated the Code of Student Conduct. The reporting party is the individual bringing the complaint, who may be a student, employee, visitor, or guest; the reporting party may choose to be present and participate in the process as fully as the responding student. There may be witnesses, who may offer information regarding the allegation. There is a hearing officer whose role is to investigate the allegations, gather evidence, and determine a finding of responsibility regarding the allegations.