Student Conduct Board
Overview of the Board
The Conduct Board is responsible for reviewing potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct and educating the University population about the rules, policies, and regulations contained in the Code. Board members serve as hearing officers for cases that could result in suspension or expulsion from the University.
Service on the Board is a challenging and satisfying way for students to enhance their academic experiences. Board members gain valuable critical thinking, communication, and time management skills that will make them more competitive when applying for a job or graduate school.
Board members who have served for more than one semester may be eligible to seek positions of increased responsibility and leadership.
To be considered for membership, applicants must:
Possess and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and full-time status as a student. First-year students are admitted pending the outcome of their Fall semester grades.
Have no disciplinary history, including both academic and non-academic infractions and those occurring in the residence halls.
Fall 2022 Application Dates
In addition to completing and submitting the online Board Application, applicants must participate in the following selection and training dates:
|Event Name||Date of Event||Time (EST)||Location|
|Group Interview Process||Saturday, October 15||9:00am – 12:00pm||Quad Commons – Multipurpose Room|
|Individual Interviews||Monday-Wednesday, October 17-19||times will vary||300 Clark Hall (Office of Student Conduct)|
|New Member Training||Saturday, November 12||9:00am-4:00pm||Talley Student Union (TBD)|
Want some more information before you apply? Check out one of our interest meetings for the Fall 2022 semester:
|Tuesday, September 13||4:00pm – 5:00pm||Talley Student Union 3221|
|Thursday, September 15||11:00am – 12:00pm||Talley Student Union 3223|
|Wednesday, September 28||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Talley Student Union 5260|
Members of the Conduct Board are expected to:
- Schedule coursework and other academic obligations to be available for scheduled hearings (starting at 3:30 PM on Mondays and Thursdays). It is not necessary that an applicant’s current Fall or Spring schedule meet this requirement.
- Uphold the highest standards for their own behavior, both on and off campus and avoid involvement in situations that may lessen the perceived credibility of the conduct system.
- Place membership on the Board as a top priority behind academics.
- Maintain student confidentiality at all times.
- Attend all mandatory training sessions and bi-weekly meetings.
- Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the Code of Student Conduct.
- Participate in regular committee meetings and assist with important Board functions.
- Participate in various educational outreach efforts
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of common questions related to the Conduct Board selection process. If you have reviewed this list and still have a question, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at 919.515.2963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much time does the Board require?
Board members are expected to participate in a series of meetings, outreach programs, and hearings per semester. In general, student board members are scheduled to participate in 6-8 hearings per semester. Hearings take place on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 3:30 and last (on average) about three hours.
In addition to hearings, board meetings are held once every two or three weeks and include a mixture of training topics, committee work, and other announcements related to the Board. Outside of hearings and meetings, Board members often participate in outreach programs, including classroom presentations related to academic integrity and non-academic misconduct.
Most board members report that membership on the Board requires that they maintain an organized scheduled but that it does not over-burden their academics or other involvements.
What does a typical hearing look like?
Academic hearings are comprised of three students and two faculty members. Non-academic hearings consist of a panel of five students. During the hearing, Board members are asked to objectively assess the information presented and come to a conclusion about the responsibility of the respondent (the person responding to the allegation). If the Board decides the respondent is responsible for an allegation, the Board also decides what the outcome (or sanction) in the case should be.
What amount of training is provided prior to participation in a hearing?
Prior to participating as a hearing officer, Board members are expected to participate in a number of separate training opportunities. New Member Training, is scheduled to occur directly after selection and provides the basics for participation on the Board. Training consists of online and in-person training sessions. Following New Member Training, board members gain additional training by observing two full Board hearings and participating in individual training sessions. In most cases, Board members are fully trained and ready to participate as a hearing officer within a few months.
Although new Board members often express concern about making a mistake, the ongoing training process for new members (and returning members also) often relieves new members of this anxiety and allows them to feel confident in their decisions.
What are the opportunities for leadership development once I’m on the Board?
Members who have participated on the Board for at least one semester are eligible for increased leadership opportunities. Among these leadership roles are committee chairs, Hearing Assistants, and the ability to be a Presiding Officer.
Hearing Assistants are individuals who help guide respondents (those responding to the allegations) through the conduct process. They provide feedback to respondents and make suggestions regarding the best ways to prepare for an upcoming hearing. Presiding Officers are responsible for managing the flow of information and holding all participants accountable to the procedural parameters established in the Student Discipline Procedures during a hearing.
In addition to hearings, the Board also consists of several committees designed to ensure the success of the Board. While all members are expected to participate as part of a committee, those with experience are provided the opportunity to chair these committees.
Are graduate students allowed to be part of the Board?
Yes, graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate as hearing officers on the Board. Because the Board understands that graduate students often have limited time, the obligations placed on graduate students’ participation are reduced. For answers to specific questions about graduate student participation, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at 919.515.2963 or email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Conduct at 919.515.2963 or firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions or concerns.