Disciplinary Hearing Board Volunteers

A faculty, staff, or student in good academic and disciplinary standing can apply to volunteer as a hearing board member. Individuals serving on the hearing boards are role models and are expected to comply with all College regulations.

Selection of Hearing Board Members

Students

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, residence status and such other factors as considered essential. If the number of vacancies which occur during any academic year becomes large enough to impair the ability of the discipline system to function, the Office of Community Standards will promptly identify additional individuals.

Students must at the time of appointment and throughout his/her term of office:

  • Be matriculated in a degree program of Purchase College.
  • Not be on academic probation (maintain above 2.0 cumulative GPA).
  • Not be on residence or disciplinary probation.

Faculty

Faculty members will be selected through processes adopted by the faculty for selecting representatives to the governance structures of the College. A full complement of faculty members to serve on the committees is required by the end of the prior academic year during which the term is to commence. Vacancies will be filled promptly through processes adopted by the faculty.

 At the time of appointment to the board, faculty members must be on full-time appointment.

Professional Staff

Professional staff members will be selected through procedures adopted by the professional staff of Purchase College. A full complement of professional staff members on the committees is required by the end of the prior academic year during which the term is to commence. Vacancies will be filled promptly through processes adopted by the professional staff of Purchase College.

At the time of appointment to the board, professional staff members must be on full-time appointment.

Orientation/Trainings & Terms and Conditions of Office:

  • The Office of Community Standards will provide an orientation workshop to familiarize members with all aspects of this policy, related SUNY Board of Trustee policy, and all requirements of law which relate to the due process and privacy rights of students.
  • All members are required to sign a yearly confidentiality agreement and respond promptly to all hearing requests.
  • Members serve two year terms which can be extended with the approval of the Office of Community Standards .
  • Committee members are expected to serve a minimum number of hearings.
  • Committee members are required to remove themselves from a hearing when a conflict of interest exists. Any official 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 annual training on these topics