Student Conduct Board


Overview:

The Student Conduct Board consists of faculty, staff, students and justices from the Student Government Association Judicial Council. This hearing body is one of the formal resolution options utilized in the University Student Conduct system. The University Student Conduct Board allows students the right to be heard by other UCF community members in situations where they have been charged with violations of the Rules of Conduct.

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.

Student Membership Expectations:

In order to successfully serve as a Student Conduct Review Board member, selected applicants must be able to do the following:

  • Maintain a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Complete specialized training(s) (Academic Misconduct, Organizational Misconduct and Sexual Misconduct)
  • Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the Rules of Conduct
  • Awareness and understanding of the Student Conduct Review Process
  • Participate in ongoing development workshops throughout the Fall and Spring academic terms
  • Commitment to hearing participation
    1. Participation varies for each individual member, however we expect that members will commit to approximately 3-4 hearings a month, with hearings usually lasting between 2-3 hours
  • Act as an effective and cooperative group member and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Participate in the Student Leadership within the Student Conduct Review Process Course for the Spring 2020 academic term

Student Leadership within the Student Conduct Review Process Course Goals and Objectives:

Students will complete the course and be able to demonstrate:

  • Understand the historical evolution of the student conduct review process
  • Differentiate between confidentiality and privacy in higher education
  • Identify how personal bias impacts decision-making
  • Connect their personal values with the stated values of the Office of Student Conduct
  • Produce a critically written rationale that clearly articulates the major decisions points of a hearing body
  • Understand case law and how institutions are able to hold students accountable through an internal behavioral review process
  • Connect service on the Student Conduct Review Board with their future career readiness after graduation

Student Conduct Board Applications for the 2020-2021 year are now closed. Student applications for the 2021 – 2022 Student Conduct Board will open Fall 2020.

Faculty/Staff Membership Expectations:

In order to successfully serve as a Student Conduct Review Board member, selected applicants must be able to do the following:

  • Attend one 8 hour training session
    1. Date & Time will be announced in the Spring 2020 academic term
  • Complete specialized training(s) (Academic Misconduct, Organizational Misconduct, Sexual Misconduct and Creed Review)
  • Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the Rules of Conduct
  • Awareness and understanding of the Student Conduct Review Process
  • Participate in ongoing development workshops throughout the Fall and Spring academic terms
  • Commitment to hearing participation
    1. Participation varies for each individual member, however we expect that members will commit to approximately 3-4 hearings a month, with hearings usually lasting between 2-3 hours
  • Act as an effective and cooperative group member and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Faculty/Staff applications will be available during the Spring 2020 academic term.

Selection Process:

  1. Applications for the Student Conduct Review Board can be submitted here.
  2. After completing an application, you will be contacted by the Office of Student Conduct with information about the next steps, should you meet the minimum requirements for serving as a board member.
  3. Office of Student Conduct staff members will review all applications and select applicants to participate in a one day training to become a Student Conduct Review Board member.
  4. In order to serve on Student Conduct Hearings, you must successfully complete the full training session and shadow 1-2 hearings. After you shadow these hearings, you will be able to serve on Panel Hearings.