OFFICE OF COMMUNITY STANDARDS AND STUDENT CONDUCT

Code of Conduct

Section IV - Conduct Bodies

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 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 reason 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.

A. Conduct Officers

Student Affairs Staff
Composition: Members of the Division of Student Affairs administrative staff, including professional and/or graduate staff members within the department of Residence Services, Student Activities, Greek Affairs, and Student Union.
How Appointed: Appointed by the Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct and/or assumed as part of his/her job responsibilities.
Jurisdiction: Adjudication of category "A" offenses and limited "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 current residential agreement or enrollment at the University.

Community Standards & Student Conduct Staff
Composition: The director is a member of the Office of the Vice President for 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 and Health and Wellness Conferences.
Term of Service: Duration of employment at Wright State University
Authority: May assign any sanction provided for in the code.

B. Conduct Panels

Conduct Review Panel (CRP)
Composition: Composed of five members of the University community, including one faculty member, one staff member, and three students. One student will be designated by the director or designee to serve as the chair. Quorum for any CRP 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 category "B" violations.
Term of Service: 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 two faculty members, one of whom is designated as the chair, and one student.
How Appointed: The University Faculty Senate president and director will collaborate to recommend a chair, two at-large members, and one alternate member to the Faculty Executive Committee for approval by the Faculty Senate. The director or designee will appoint two student representatives and one alternate member.
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 Service: 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: Comprised of two faculty members, including the chair, and one student.
How Appointed: The University Faculty Senate president and director will collaborate to recommend a chair, one at large member, and one alternate member to for Faculty Senate ratification. The director or designee will appoint the student representative.
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 is permitted)
Authority: The appeal panel may affirm any part of or entire decision of the Conduct Review Panel or director/designee or remand the case back to the original hearing panel or director/designee.The appellate decision of the panel is final.

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