University Standing Committees

Conduct Board

Purpose & Function

The Conduct Board

  • hears a case when a student has been accused of a violation of conduct and the student has requested adjudication by the Board;
  • interprets rules and regulations as they relate to individual incidents and community values;
  • decides responsibility for alleged violations;
  • determines sanctions up to and not including suspension or dismissal from the University;
  • recommends suspension or dismissal from the University to the Dean of Students when
  • determined necessary;
  • files records of disciplinary hearings with the Dean of Students.

Membership

Dean of Students (Chair)
Six full-time faculty members
One alternate faculty member
Six full-time undergraduate students
Three full-time graduate students

Faculty Members are appointed by the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate.

The alternate Faculty Member serves only if any regular full-time Faculty Member is unable to participate in a particular hearing (e.g., due to a conflict of interest).

Undergraduate students are appointed by the Executive Committee of the Student Government Association in consultation with the Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success.

Graduate students are appointed by the Graduate Student Council in consultation with the Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Success.

A student is selected as the Chair for each hearing.
One member is selected to serve as recorder for each hearing.

Term

Faculty - three years with possibility of reappointment
Students - one year with possibility of reappointment

Meetings

Meetings are held at the request of the Dean of Students.

A panel of two faculty members and three students is drawn for a hearing. If the case in question involves a graduate level student, it is appropriate that graduate level students sit on the panel. Two faculty members and two students constitute a quorum.

Reports To

Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Services
through the Dean of Students

    04/24/03 - Revision approved by the Vice President for Student Life
    08/26/04 - Role of the Dean of Students as Chair clarified by the Vice President for Student Life
    09/23/09 - Title changed to Conduct Board by the Vice President for Student Life
    10/10/12 - Revision approved by the Vice President for Student life to expand membership to include additional position of alternate faculty member.
    07/01/18 - Title changed from Vice President for Student Life to Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Services