Tomorrow is the last day for Oklahoma City University students to apply for the Student Conduct Board.
Throughout the school year, members of the Student Conduct Board will decide on a panel whether individual students are responsible for university policy violations.
The student conduct board hears student cases when a student and a student conduct officer cannot reach a mutual agreement on the policy violation.
Levi Harrel, assistant director of student development, said the purpose of the Student Conduct Board is to provide students with an unbiased and balanced panel to hear their account of an alleged policy violation, then go through the decision process in a fair and just manner.
Lesley Black, the associate dean of students, said students should consider joining the Student Conduct Board to gain insight into the university’s processes and have more opportunities to interact with other students and staff.
“Additionally, Student Conduct Board members will engage in critical and reflective thinking, ethical inquiry, civic responsibility and will enhance their professionalism,” Black said.
Black also said that service on a Student Conduct Board can serve as a resume booster, although she does not encourage students to apply if that’s their only reason for applying.
Potential applicants must have no substantial disciplinary history, and must maintain a 2.5 GPA and full-time course load. First year students are not eligible for the board.
Students who are selected for the board will be required to go through training.
“The first training will cover the fundamentals of the OKCU student conduct process and will provide members of the student conduct board with the basic ‘how to’ of serving on student conduct board hearing,” Harrel said. “Training will continue throughout the academic year.”
The first training of the year will be an introduction to the University’s Student Conduct policies and procedures.
‘We’ll talk about the University’s standard of evidence, and preponderance of evidence. We’ll talk about potential sanctions and our sanctioning philosophy,” Black said.
The OCUPD will be at the training, talking about their role in campus safety and how that fits in with the University’s conduct process.
Students will additionally receive marijuana identification training.
Those interested in serving on the board can apply here.
Any questions about the Student Conduct Board can be directed to Lesley Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or Levi J. Harrel at email@example.com.