Resources

 

There are many opportunities for members of the Rutgers-New Brunswick community to join us in creating a safe, civil campus environment. If you are interested in opportunities on the Newark campus, contact the Office of Community Standards and Student Development at 973-353-5063. If you are interested in opportunities on the Camden campus, contact the Office of Community Standards at 856-225-6050.

Opportunities for Students

The Scarlet Honor Council
The Scarlet Honor Council is a a team of students who serve on the University Hearing Board and the Campus Appeals Committee. Council members also educate the University community on academic integrity and other ethical issues.

The Council is open to all Rutgers-New Brunswick students. For more information, see The Scarlet Honor Council.

Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Faculty/Staff University Hearing Board Members
When a student is accused of a major violation of University policy, their case is resolved at a University Hearing. The University Hearing Board considers information from both parties and any witnesses and determines whether the student is responsible for the violation. If the student is found in violation, the University Hearing Board determines an appropriate sanction.

Members of the University Hearing Board may also serve on the Campus Appeals Committee, which considers appeals from students contesting the outcome of their disciplinary cases.

For more information about hearings, appeals, and the role of the University Hearing Board, see University Hearings and The Conduct Appeal Process.

The University Hearing Board is open to all Rutgers-New Brunswick faculty and staff. A training session is required. Interested parties should complete an interest form. A member of the Student Conduct staff will contact you about training.

 

Presiding Officers
When a student is accused of a major violation of University policy, their case is resolved at a University Hearing, which is overseen by a Presiding Officer. The University Hearing Board considers information from both parties and any witnesses and determines whether the student is responsible for the violation. If the student is found in violation, the University Hearing Board determines an appropriate sanction. The Presiding Officer ensures that the correct procedures are followed and that both parties receive a fair hearing.

For more information about hearings and the role of the Presiding Officer, see University Hearings.

Any Rutgers-New Brunswick faculty or staff member is eligible to become a Presiding Officer. A training session is required. Interested parties should complete an interest form. A member of the Student Conduct staff will contact you about training.

 

Campus Advisors
Campus Advisors are volunteers who help members of the University community navigate the disciplinary system. Advisors can:

  • help community members understand the disciplinary process
  • provide support and advice
  • help complaint parties and accused students prepare for hearings and other disciplinary proceedings
  • help students prepare appeals

Any member of the Rutgers-New Brunswick community is eligible to become a Campus Advisor. A training session is required. For more information, please complete an interest form. A member of the Student Conduct staff will contact you about training.

 

Academic Integrity Facilitators
Academic Integrity Facilitators (AIFs) are academic staff or faculty who educate students and faculty concerning the Academic Integrity Policy. AIFs assist faculty in investigating and adjudicating allegations of minor violations of academic integrity. A training session is required. For more information, please contact Melissa Backus, Associate Director of Student Conduct, at mbackus@echo.rutgers.edu.