Community Standards and Student Conduct

Conduct Bodies

Code of Student Conduct

Each person involved in the administration of the student conduct system at Wright State University will set as a goal the fair, objective, and humane approach to all cases. While consistent and equitable treatment in the disciplinary process is another goal, each case must be dealt with based on the circumstances of that particular situation. Those involved in the conduct system should also be aware that their efforts are directed toward:           

  • Protecting the integrity and order of the institution.
  • Preserving the health and safety of the University community.
  • Educating the students involved so that they may gain insight into the reasons and consequences of their behavior, learn self-discipline, and accept the responsibilities of membership in the University community.
  • Identifying and acting upon factors, environmental and/or personal, which may have contributed significantly       
  • The student’s unacceptable behavior.

The following officials and conduct panels shall review and process issues of student conduct.

Conduct Officers

Student Affairs Staff

  • Composition:  Members of the Division of Student Affairs staff, including professional and/or graduate staff members.                    
  • How Appointed: Appointed by the Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct and/or assumed as part of his/her/their job responsibilities.
  • Jurisdiction: Adjudication of all category “A” offenses and “B” offenses as assigned by the Director.
  • Term of Service:  Duration of employment at Wright State University.
  • Authority: May assign any sanction excluding those that terminate a student from his/her/their current residential agreement or enrollment at the University.

Community Standards and Student Conduct Staff

  • Composition:The Director is a member of the Division of Student Affairs administrative staff.
  • How Appointed: Assumed as a function of job responsibilities.
  • Jurisdiction: Adjudication of cases involving “A” or “B” violations where it has been determined that the case will be resolved through a conduct conference. Additionally, he/she will also serve as the appellate option for students involved in “A” violations not adjudicated by him/her/them.
  • Term of Service: Duration of employment at Wright State University.
  • Authority: May assign any sanction provided for in the Code.

Conduct Panels

Conduct Review Panel (CRP)       

  • Composition: Composed of members of the University community, including faculty, staff, and students. A student will be designated by the Director or designee to serve as the chair. Quorum to conduct a hearing shall consist of at least one faculty or staff member and two students.
  • How Appointed: Faculty members are appointed by the Faculty Senate. Staff and student panel members are appointed by the Director or designee.
  • Jurisdiction: Adjudication of any violation of the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Term of Office: One academic year. (Appointment for additional years of service is permitted.)
  • Authority:  May assign any sanction provided for in the Code.

Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Hearing Panel (GBHVP)       

  • Composition: Composed of members of the University community, including faculty, staff and students. The Director of CSSC or designee will serve as the chair. Quorum to conduct a hearing is at least four panel members consisting of two university employees (faculty and/or staff) and one student in addition to the Director or designee.
  • How Appointed: Faculty members are chosen from the CRP members appointed by the Faculty Senate. Staff and student panel members are appointed by the Director or designee.
  • Jurisdiction: Adjudication of any GBHV violations of the Code of Student Conduct as well as other violations arising from the same incident.
  • Term of Office: One academic year. (Appointment for additional years of service is permitted.)
  • Authority: May assign any sanction provided for in the Code.

Academic Integrity Hearing Panel (AIHP)

  • Composition: Composed of faculty members, one of whom is designated as the chair by Faculty Senate, and students.  Quorum to conduct a hearing shall consist of two faculty members and one student.
  • How Appointed: The University Faculty Senate president and Director will collaborate to recommend a chair, and multiple members for Faculty Senate ratification to the Faculty Executive Committee for approval by the Faculty Senate. The Director or designee will appoint student representatives.
  • Jurisdiction: Adjudicates cases of academic dishonesty when a student wishes to dispute the allegation of academic misconduct by a professor. This panel also determines if additional sanctions are necessary for repeated violations of academic misconduct.
  • Term of Office: The chair will serve for a term of two academic years. All other panel members will serve a term of one academic year. (Appointment for additional years of service is permitted.)
  • Authority: May assign any sanction provided for in the Code.

University Appeals Panel (UAP)

  • Composition: Composed of faculty members, one of whom is designated as the chair by Faculty Senate, and students.  Quorum to conduct a hearing shall consist of two faculty members and one student.
  • How Appointed: The University Faculty Senate president and Director will collaborate to recommend a chair, and multiple members for Faculty Senate ratification. The Director or designee will appoint student representatives.
  • Jurisdiction: Serves as the appellate body of any “B” violation or AIHP where the sanction issued is non-academic related.  The panel is responsible for determining if University policies and procedures were followed including verifying if decisions were adequately supported by the documentation, witnesses, etc. and for reviewing sanction(s) imposed for appropriateness.
  • Term of Office: The chair will serve for a term of two academic years. All other panel members will serve a term of one academic year. (Additional years of service are permitted.)
  • Authority: The appeals panel may affirm any part of or the entire decision of the Conduct Review Panel or Director/designee or remand back the case to the original hearing panel or Director/designee. The appellate decision of the panel is final.