Overview of Conduct Boards
Most routine matters of student conduct are handled administratively by the Asssistant Dean of Students in his/her role as Chief Conduct Officer or by another student conduct officer. Cases may be referred to the formal student conduct process, which includes the Student Conduct Board or (in complex cases or those involving sexual misconduct) to the Faculty-Staff Conduct Board. These boards, following written notification of at least forty-eight (48) hours to the student involved, meet with the students and witnesses involved in the conduct case. The board recommends to the Dean of Students a range of penalties including, but not limited to, fines, assigned restitution hours, oral or written reprimands, social or disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion. The Dean of Students may seek the counsel and advice of the boards in any case. At the Dean’s discretion, original jurisdiction may be exercised by the Chief Conduct Officer.
Student Conduct Board
The Student Conduct Board (SCB) is the peer judicial review board for the campus community at Oglethorpe University. The SCB meets once a week during the year and is responsible for hearing judicial cases involving alleged residence life policy violations. In cases involving greek life, the SCB greek board members will hear and make a decision regarding the case. The board includes, at a minimum, one student from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes, two students representing the first-year class (one may be a transfer), two students representing the Inter Fraternity Council and Inter Sorority Council, and a student with responsibilities on the Residence Hall Association. Elections for the board occur in late spring and members are voted on by the study body or elected by their individual organizations. The Chief Conduct Officer (or a designee) serves as a non-voting advisor to the board. To learn more about the board, visit the Student Judicial Board website.
Faculty-Staff Conduct Board
This Faculty-Staff Conduct Board (FSCB) is a body of 3-5 faculty and staff members who meet with students and witnesses in usually serious conduct cases, especially complex cases and those involving sexual misconduct. Members of the board are chosen by the Dean of Students and Chief Conduct Officer at the beginning of each fall semester and serve a minimum of a one-year term. The Chief Conduct Officer (or a designee) serves as a non-voting advisor to the baord.