The phrasing of justice at URI is frightening.
The Providence Journal has mildly more detail on the saga of the University of Rhode Island student currently watching his life destroyed because a sent a stupid and racist message to a celebrity football player, and it’s kind of chilling:
[Vice President of Student Affairs Kathy] Collins said the person in question is allowed to accept responsibility for his or her action. If not, a hearing is held, which can involve a panel of university members which will determine whether any policies were violated.
Sounds like a sort of French Revolution, verdict-before-trial process.