University Conduct & Appeals Boards
The University Conduct Boards and Appeals Boards are comprised of students, faculty and staff who are trained in the University of Nebraska Student Conduct process and are committed to facilitating student learning and engagement. Members of the University Conduct Board serve on both University Conduct Boards and Appeals Boards.
A Board is made up of at least three (3) members. Hearings are scheduled on various days and times throughout the year to determine student/student organization responsibility for violations of the University of Nebraska Student Code of Conduct.
Board Members consider and ask questions about information presented during the hearing; discuss information with other Board Members; and determine whether or not a student or student organization violated the Student Code of Conduct. If a student/student organization is found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct, Board Members listen to recommendations for sanctions, and then assign appropriate sanctions that balance educational needs with the safety and integrity of the university community.
A student/student organization may appeal the outcome of a hearing, which may be reviewed by an Appeals Officer. The Appeals Officer may choose to refer the case to an Appeals Board for a review of the written appeal. Members of the University Conduct Board would be identified to serve on the Appeals Board.
What is the time commitment?
Members of the University Conduct Board must be available for at least one (1) four-hour session each month. Hearing times and dates are preselected at the start of the semester and are based on the availability of Board Members. Board Members are asked to submit their availability at the beginning of each semester to enable a schedule to be set.
What are the qualifications to join the University Conduct Board?
- All student members must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be in good academic standing with the university.
- Be in good conduct standing with the university (no active conduct sanctions).
- Be able to attend and actively participate in training sessions.
- Maintain confidentiality in regard to ALL information discussed in the student conduct process.
- Be a clear communicator and open to new ideas and perspectives.
- Membership is on a volunteer basis. Student members commit to one academic year, and faculty appointed by Faculty Senate commit to a three-year term. Staff members are confirmed on a year-to-year basis.
How can I apply?
Students can apply to become members of the board by visiting the ASUN website. The application is located under “Other positions.”
Faculty members can apply to be appointed through Faculty Senate. For more information, visit the Faculty Senate website for the University Conduct Board. Staff and faculty can also apply through this online application, which will be reviewed by the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards. Students interested in joining the University Conduct Board can also apply through this online application.
Faculty, staff, and graduate students sought to serve on investigations team
Student Conduct & Community Standards is currently in search of interested candidates to serve as interviewers on our Investigations Team. This team will assist in the investigations of alleged violations of the University of Nebraska Student Code of Conduct for large-scale student organizations, including but not limited to, recognized student organizations, sports clubs, fraternities, sororities, and other types of student groups. As an interviewer, you'll be trained in how to facilitate interviews, gather information from organization members and other relevant parties, as well as how to effectively capture and identify valuable information throughout the meeting.
- Exercising courtesy, respect, and professionalism to everyone involved
- Ability to work with a variety of student organizations
- Maintaining confidentiality of information through the investigation process
- Remaining neutral and nonjudgmental as a member of the Investigations Team
- Following the investigation procedure process
- Facilitate interviews with students and other involved parties when necessary
- Documenting interviewee responses during the interview
- Providing detailed notes/summary of interview(s) after the investigation
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Knowledge of campus resources
- Comfort documenting responses in written form
- Full-time Staff, Faculty, or Graduate/Professional Student