Student Conduct & Hearing Board Philosophy

The aim of education is the intellectual, personal, social, and ethical development of the individual. The educational process is ideally conducted in an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change, and respect for the rights of all individuals. Self-discipline and a respect for the rights of others in the university community are necessary for the fulfillment of such goals.

The UNLV Student Conduct Code is designed to promote this environment and sets forth standards of conduct expected of students who choose to join the university community. Students who violate these standards will be subject to conduct sanctions in order to promote their own personal development, to protect the university community, and to maintain order and stability on campus.

As citizens of the larger community in which UNLV is located, students have all the responsibilities and rights that are incumbent upon any citizen. The University is concerned with what happens to students both on and off its campuses and holds students responsible for their own actions.

Student Conduct Code Learning Outcomes
Although the student conduct process is not often entered into willingly, there are many benefits that the students can gain. As administrators of the judicial process we must provide the challenge and support necessary for students to pursue the following outcomes.

Student Conduct Hearing Board
The Office of Student Conduct and Student Conduct Hearing Board strive to support the mission of the department and the greater missions of the college by:

The Student Conduct Hearing Board is comprised of students, faculty, and staff who are trained in the UNLV student conduct process and who are committed to facilitating student learning through the student conduct process. Members serve on panels of four (4) throughout the year to determine student/student organization responsibility for alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code and determine appropriate sanctions, if any, to foster student growth and development. The Student Conduct Hearing Board plays an integral role in the adjudication of formal student conduct code and appeal cases and ensures that students are given the opportunity to have their cases heard by a representative body of the University.

What is the time commitment?
Hearing Board members are required to attend new member training before being eligible to sit on a hearing panel. Additional training may be required as policies and procedures are updated or new topical areas need to be addressed. There is no minimum number of panels to serve on each year, but it is the goal of the Office of Student Conduct to allow each board member to participate as much as scheduling allows.

Qualifications for Membership:

Faculty & Staff

  • Be able to attend and actively participate in training sessions.
  • Maintain confidentiality in regard to ALL information discussed in conduct hearings.
  • Be a clear communicator and open to new ideas and perspectives.
  • All student conduct board positions are held on a volunteer basis, but are encouraged for the full academic year.

Students

  • All student conduct board members must maintain a 2.50 GPA and be in good academic standing with the University.
  • Be in good judicial 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 conduct hearings.
  • Be a clear communicator and open to new ideas and perspectives.
  • All student conduct board positions are held on a volunteer basis, but are encouraged for the full academic year.

How do I apply?
The Office of Student Conduct recruits new Student Conduct Hearing Board members at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. Advertisements and announcements will be distributed to all students via RebelMail and to all faculty/staff via UNLV Today when applications become available. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Conduct.

Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Student Conduct, Central Desert Complex Building 1, Room 118.

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