Stetson University

Student Resources and Services

Student Conduct Board

The Stetson University Student Conduct Board has the authority to hear cases involving alleged violations of the Stetson University Student Code of Community Standards. A University Hearing Board is held in cases where the alleged student may be in violation of a policy, separated from Stetson University either through disciplinary suspension or expulsion, or when an accused student requests such a hearing. The Student Conduct Board is composed of 15 students, of which five students, at a time, will hear an assigned case.

Student Conduct Board members, officers and representatives are responsible for providing a fair and unbiased process to address issues of student conduct. These students work with faculty, the Student Government Association and other key members of the university community to improve awareness of values based behaviors and increase student learning.

During hearings, the Student Conduct Board will follow all operational guidelines and seek support and guidance from the Student Conduct Board Advisor when appropriate. Hearings are formal and confidential. The board will decide, in closed session, if the alleged student should be found responsible based on presented evidence and a majority vote. Sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct Board will also be decided by majority vote.

If interested in applying, please email the advisors, Michelle Quinones mquinone@stetson.edu and Aaron Distler at adistler@stetson.edu.

Benefits

These are just a few of the benefits and skills that can be gained from participation in the Student Judicial Board:

  • Meet new people
  • Ability to express yourself clearly and defend expressed thoughts
  • Ability to express yourself without infringing on the rights of others.
  • An opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to hear the ideals and opinions of others.
  • Ability to understand the feelings, concerns, and personal rights of others.
  • Beneficial in improving communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate all aspects of a conflict situation and determine possible alternative solutions
  • A wonderful preparation for future careers.
  • A great way to get involved in the University community
  • A place where you feel like you can make a difference on campus.

Expectations

  • Maintain privacy of the individuals involved and the Office of Community Standards.
  • Attend all training sessions and monthly update/review meetings.
  • Respond to requests to adjudicate cases and communicate scheduling conflicts with the Office of Community Standards.
  • Be familiar with the Student Code of Community Standards and Guide to Residential Living as well as campus resources and student support services.
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