The Purpose of Student Conduct
The primary purpose of the conduct system enforces and upholds the moral and spiritual values of the institution and promotes responsible citizenship, appropriate behavior, and self-discipline through enforcement of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct (the "Code"). The system is intended to emphasize student learning through a developmental process that holds individuals accountable for their actions and provides opportunities for personal growth and respect for others.
The Office of Student Conduct and the Office of Residence Life oversee the University's student conduct system, which was established to:
- Maintain a safe campus community
- Uphold University standards of academic and personal integrity and responsibility
- Adjudicate instances of alleged violations of the Student Code
- Administer the disciplinary processes and sanctions
The university standards shall apply to conduct that occurs on university premises, at university sponsored activities, and to off campus conduct that adversely affects the university community and/or pursuits of its objectives and Mission. The office also promotes the expectations and goals of the University.
For more information on the disciplinary process, click here.
University Conduct Board
The University Conduct Board consists of faculty, staff, and students. This hearing body is one of the formal resolution options utilized in the conduct system. The University Conduct Board allows students the right to be heard by other community members in situations where they have been charged with violations of the Code.
Service on the board is challenging and satisfying whether you are student, faculty or staff member. It can enhance your academic and/or work experience at the university. Many faculty, staff or students that have served on the board have had a positive experience and believe that their critical thinking and decision making skills were greatly improved over the course of their term.
The process is as follows: You will hear the case, ask any questions you might have of the student, hear witness's testimonies, review the evidence, and provide a recommendation for the student(s) and/or organization being charged. Your final recommendation will be given to the Director of Student Conduct. The director will make that final decision on sanctions.
Membership Criteria Expectations:
- Must be able to attend a three hour training.
- Participate in ongoing development workshops.
- Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the of the Code
- Be aware and understand the student conduct review process.
- Commit to hearing participation (approx. 2-6 hours, 1-2 times a semester).
- Act as an effective and cooperative group member and maintain confidentiality at all times.
Additional Student Expectations:
- Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and full-time status
- Must be in good academic and student conduct standing with the university
University Conduct Board members will become knowledgeable with the University's policies and procedures, converse with other faculty, staff and/or student Board members, and determine the allegations of misconduct and the appropriate sanctions. This decision might include suspension and expulsion. As a Board member, you will receive continual training and will grow in this leadership position. Most Board members choose to continue their service for the duration of their academic career, which is contingent upon meeting the expectations for the position.
Application Selection and Timeline:
The Office of Student Conduct is no longer accepting applications at this time.