Hearing Body Members
Hearing boards are comprised of students, staff, or faculty, who to volunteer for their roles. Training is facilitated by the Office of Community Standards in collaboration with on campus and off campus partners. Individuals serving on the hearing boards are role models and are expected to comply with all College regulations.
If the number of vacancies which occur during any academic year becomes large enough to impair the ability of the disciplinary process to function, the Office of Community Standards will promptly identify additional individuals.
Individuals who are interested in volunteering as a hearing board member, or nominating someone for the role, may email the Office of Community Standards directly at SAF.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selection of Hearing Board Members
In order to assure a widely representative committee, the Office of Community Standards shall solicit nominations from the campus community; the office shall give consideration to such factors as academic standing, gender, ethnicity, major, and such other factors as considered essential. Students serving as members of the board must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Students must at the time of appointment and throughout their term:
- Be matriculated in a degree program of Purchase College.
- Not be on academic probation, residence probation, or disciplinary probation.
- Maintain 2.7 or above cumulative GPA.
Faulty members will be selected through procedures adopted by the Office of Community Standards. Vacancies will be filled promptly through processes adopted by the Office of Community Standards.
Professional staff members will be selected through procedures adopted by the Office of Community Standards. Vacancies will be filled promptly through processes adopted by the Office of Community Standards.
Orientation/Trainings & Terms and Conditions :
- The Office of Community Standards will provide an orientation workshop to familiarize members with all aspects of the Student Code of Conduct, related SUNY Board of Trustee policy, the disciplinary process, and all requirements of law which relate to the due process and privacy rights of students.
- All members will receive access to the Student Conduct Institute training platform and assigned appropriate training modules on an annual basis.
- All members are required to sign a yearly confidentiality agreement and respond promptly to all hearing requests.
- Members of the hearing bodies are required to remove themselves from a hearing when a conflict of interest exists. Any hearing board member conducting a proceeding will be free of bias or conflict of interest and will receive annual training. Additionally, board members who serve on cases involving dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking will receive additional annual training on these topics.