Disciplinary Hearing Volunteers

A student, staff, or faculty, 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. 

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.

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.conduct@purchase.edu

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, and such other factors as considered essential. 

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.
  • Maintain 2.7 or above cumulative GPA.
  • Not be on residence or disciplinary probation.

Faculty

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.

 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 Office of Community Standards. Vacancies will be filled promptly through processes adopted by the Office of Community Standards.

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

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 be required to complete training modules through the Student Conduct Institute training platform on an annual basis.
  • 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.
  • Members of the hearing bodies 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 additional annual training on these topics.