The Standing Disciplinary Board is responsible for hearing cases regarding alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct. Cases are referred to the Board by the Office of Student Development and/or the Office of Judicial Affairs. Upon review of a case, the Board makes a determination as to whether or not a policy violation has occurred and recommends sanctions to the Office of Student Development. Sanctions may range from an official warning up to and including dismissal from the College.
Board Members will:
- Listen to and review evidence presented during a hearing.
- Seek answers to all questions pertaining to statements and information/evidence presented.
- Determine whether or not a student is in violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
- Recommend appropriate sanctions to the Office of Student Development.
- Maintain strict confidentiality for all cases reviewed.
- Engage students involved in the judicial process respectfully and in a positive manner.
A full capacity Standing Disciplinary Board consists of 5 faculty/staff members and 4 student members. We require 3 faculty/staff members and 3 student members to conduct a hearing. Three (3) of the faculty/staff members are to be elected by the faculty at large from a slate of at least 3 nominees. Self-nominations are required for this process. Additional faculty/staff members are appointed by the Vice President of Student Development. Student members of the Board are appointed by the President of the College following consultation with the Student Association President.
Elected faculty/staff members will serve a 3 year term, while appointed faculty/staff members will serve a 1 year term. Student members of the Board are appointed for a 1 year term.
All Board members are expected to arrange their schedule to be available to serve on a hearing board when needed. Typically, Board members are notified of a hearing a week in advance. Most hearings will last approximately 1 – 2 1⁄2 hours in duration.
All faculty/staff members of the Board must be currently employed by the college to serve. Undergraduate and graduate students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for appointment:
- Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
- Must have 25 credit hours completed by time of appointment.
- Knowledge of the Code of Student Conduct.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
- The ability to effectively work with others.
- Openness to, and respect for, differences.
- The ability to be impartial and think objectively.
Board members will receive extensive training regarding Student Conduct procedures, listening skills, questioning techniques, and deliberation skills. Trainings will be held at the beginning of each semester.
*If you have questions about becoming a Board Member, please contact The Office of Community Standards– 607-436-3353.