Most routine matters of student conduct are handled administratively by the Associate Dean of Students in his/her role as Chief Conduct Officer or by another student conduct officer. Cases may be referred to the formal student conduct process, which includes the Student Conduct Board or (in complex cases or those involving sexual misconduct) to the Faculty-Staff Conduct Board. These boards, following written notification of at least forty-eight (48) hours to the student involved, meet with the students and witnesses involved in the conduct case. The board recommends to the Dean of Students a range of penalties including, but not limited to, fines, assigned restitution hours, oral or written reprimands, social or disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion. The Dean of Students may seek the counsel and advice of the boards in any case. At the Dean’s discretion, original jurisdiction may be exercised by the Chief Conduct Officer.
Student Conduct Board
The Student Conduct Board (SCB) is the peer student conduct review board for the campus community at Oglethorpe University. The SCB meets once a week during the year and is responsible for hearing student conduct cases involving alleged residence life policy violations. The board includes one student from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, two students representing the first-year class (one may be a transfer), two students representing the Inter Fraternity Council and Inter Sorority Council, and a student with responsibilities on the Residence Hall Association.
The primary purpose of the SCB is to educate residents about residence hall and campus policies and regulations while encouraging them to consider what it means to be responsible members of their residence hall and campus community and be accountable for their actions. SCB members determine whether or not a violation of residence life and campus policies and procedures has occurred and deliberate appropriate educational sanctions. SCB members are aware of, and sensitive to, the environmental needs associated with residential living at Oglethorpe University. The SCB enables students to have a voice in their community as well as policies and procedures of Oglethorpe University.
Today’s employers are actively seeking college graduates who have excellent leadership and communication skills as well as the ability to think critically and work cooperatively with others and maintain a position of responsibility within their community. In addition, a significant amount of research on college students has found that students who are involved on campus are more likely to be successful, achieve their educational and personal goals and objectives, and graduate from the institution. SCB members acquire substantial leadership experience, gain valuable interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills, and learn how to work together to apply the rules of due process while exercising sound judgment. In addition, they also develop a working knowledge of institutional policies and procedures and serve as role models for other students at Oglethorpe University.
The SCB needs responsible students who have excellent leadership and communication skills, who are committed to teamwork, and who have an interest in making a difference in their community. Students interested in applying should meet the following minimal requirements:
- 2.5 GPA at Oglethorpe University (or high school for First Year students)
- Full-time student status
- No prior violations of Oglethorpe or Residence Life Regulations
- Availability for weekly meetings Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
- Attendance at mandatory SCB training sessions
Please complete the online application if you are interested in serving on the Student Conduct Board. If you have any questions about the SCB, please contact Rachael Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply for a position on the Student Conduct Board
Faculty-Staff Conduct Board
This Faculty-Staff Conduct Board is a body of 3-5 faculty and staff members who meet with students and witnesses in serious conduct cases, especially complex cases and those involving sexual misconduct. Members of the board are chosen by the Dean of Students and Chief Conduct Officer at the beginning of each fall semester and serve a minimum of a one-year term. The Chief Conduct Officer (or a designee) serves as a non-voting advisor to the board.