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University Conduct Board

The University Conduct Board is comprised of students, faculty, and professional staff members at Drexel University who serve on both the University Hearing Board and the University Appellate Board. The University Conduct Board hears most* cases of misconduct in which the accused student or student organization has contested charges of violating the Student Code of Conduct. The Hearing Board decides whether or not the student/organization is "in violation" of the policies stated in the Code of Conduct based on the information presented at the hearing.

The University Appellate Board hears most* cases in which the student/organization has chosen to appeal the decision of the University Hearing Board and/or the sanction decision of the University Hearing Officer. The University Appellate Board will determine if sufficient grounds exist to uphold or deny the appeal. Should the Board uphold the appeal, depending upon the grounds on which the appeal was based, the Board then will determine more appropriate sanctions and/or order the case to be reconsidered.

In no instance will any Board member who served on the original hearing serve on the Appellate Board for the same case.

*Cases involving Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Misconduct may be assigned to an external adjudicator.

Become a Member

Students, faculty, and professional staff at Drexel University may apply to join the University Conduct Board.

Faculty and professional staff interested in becoming members of the University Conduct Board should send an email to Tynika Williams indicating such interest.

Students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional students) must complete the application by selecting the link below.

Recruitment and Training

Recruitment and training occurs during the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, depending on the needs of the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.  All Conduct Board applications and inquiries will be reviewed.  Once reviewed, the prospective board member will receive an email confirming receipt of their interest and further information about the membership process. Prospective student members will have to go through an interview process, and all prospective members are required to complete a mandatory training and observations before becoming an active board member. Prospective members who have not completed required training and observations will be deemed inactive until all requirements are completed.

Time Commitment

All Board members are asked to allot 3 hours to serve on a hearing board, and 1.5-2 hours to serve on an appeal board.  Board members can serve on as many hearing and/or appeal boards as their schedule allows.  All student members must serve on at least one (1) hearing board and one (1) appeal board per academic year to remain an active member.  The more availability you have, the more opportunities there will be to serve on a board.

Responsibilities

  1. Display appropriate behavior, serve as a role model for the Drexel community, and strive to preserve the rights and responsibilities of Drexel students.
  2. Attend all training sessions.
  3. Respond to requests to serve on hearings and communicate scheduling conflicts with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
  4. Participate in Board hearings by:
    1. Displaying questioning skills to help determine what occurred, who bears responsibility, and how the University should respond;
    2. Displaying good judgment and decision-making skills;
    3. Displaying the ability to work in a group to reach consensus.
  5. Be familiar with the Code of Conduct (found in the Student Handbook) as well as campus resources and student support services.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

More Information

Detailed information may be found in the Student Handbook. Please contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (215-895-6074) should you have questions or need additional information regarding this process.