A: YES. The criminal case and the university's administrative hearing are two separate proceedings. By remaining silent when questioned about the accusations, you may be setting yourself up for expulsion from school following a “kangaroo court” conducted by a college official. However, YOU MUST REMEMBER A CRIMINAL CONVICTION FOR RAPE IS FAR MORE SERIOUS THAN EXPULSION FROM SCHOOL. If convicted of rape, each count carries a mandatory, presumptive prison sentence of 7.5 years for which there is no early release. Furthermore, after being released from prison you will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life-a hardship more onerous and enduring than the prison sentence itself. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE CONVICTED OF RAPE, SENT TO PRISON AND REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER. If you are expelled from college, there are other colleges. So keep things in perspective and do not discuss the allegations with anyone but an attorney who knows how the process really works. The decisions you make when confronted with rape allegations following a night of sex will have repercussions the rest of your life. DO NOT TALK TO THE POLICE.