Conduct Board


Description

The Conduct Board is responsible for reviewing potential violations of the Code of Student Conduct and educating the University population about the rules, polices, and regulations contained in the Code. Most notably, board members serve as hearing officers for cases that could result in Suspension or Expulsion from the University. More than just a resume booster: 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 year are eligible to seek positions of increased responsibility and leadership.

Interest Meetings

Would you like more information before you apply? Stop by any of the Conduct Board’s interest meetings to learn more about the Board, the expectations of serving, and the opportunities for involvement. Current members will be available to share their experiences and answer questions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6:00pm, 4101 Talley Student Union
  • Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 7:00pm, 4101 Talley Student Union
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00pm, 4140 Talley Student Union
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:30pm, 4270 Talley Student Union

Application Requirements

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.

In addition, once an applicant becomes a full-member of the Board, she or he may not serve in other Student Government roles. Individual’s whose role in SG will expire at the end of the Fall semester may still apply for Board membership.

Fall 2017 Application Dates

NOTE: To be considered for the Board, all applicants must participate in the following selection and training dates:

DATE: ACTIVITY:
Monday, October 2 Application Deadline
Saturday, October 14 Group Interviews (3 Hours, Exact time TBA)
Monday – Thursday, October 16-19  Individual Interviews (1 Hour)
 
Friday, October 27 New Member Training (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM)
Saturday, October 28 New Member Training (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Sunday, October 29 New Member Training (1:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Membership Expectations

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 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;

Graduate Students

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate as members of the Board. Graduate Students should apply using the general application process and deadlines. Some consideration is provided to graduate students to accommodate time constraints and professional expectations. Interested graduate students should contact the Office of Student Conduct at 919-515-2963 for additional information.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty or Staff members who are interested in serving as Board members should make contact with the Office of Student Conduct at 919.515.2963 or studentconduct@ncsu.edu. Faculty and Staff enrollment is handled in a “rolling” fashion, with necessary training and information provided during individual sessions based on the faculty or staff member’s availability. All faculty and staff members are expected to agree and abide by the confidentiality and ethical standards established by the Board.

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 studentconduct@ncsu.edu.

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?

Most hearings involve at three or four students and a staff/faculty member. 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, a two day intensive training program, is scheduled to occur directly after selection and provides the basics for participation on the Board. 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 by the middle of the Spring semester.

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 is the Hearing Assistant role, committee chairs, participation on the leadership council, and the ability to run for student chief justice.

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. Those who have served as judicial assistants are eligible to run for student chief justice, an elected position through Student Government.

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 studentconduct@ncsu.edu.

Other questions?

Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Conduct at 919.515.2963 or studentconduct@ncsu.edu with additional questions or concerns. You may also contact the Student Chief Justice at student-chief-justice@ncsu.edu.