Opportunities at the Office of Student Conduct

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There are many opportunities for volunteers in 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 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

 

University Hearing Board

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 a volunteer opportunity and is open to all Rutgers-New Brunswick faculty and staff. All members must complete a training program and participate in ongoing continuing education. Interested parties should complete an interest form

 

Time Commitment

We ask that members of the Hearing Board commit to at least one hearing and one Appeals Committee meeting per semester. Each month, members will be provided with a list of appeals and hearings scheduled for the upcoming month, so that they can choose those dates that best fit their schedules.

Hearings and appeals are scheduled Monday through Friday during business hours. Typically, a University Hearing lasts approximately four hours, while a meeting of the Appeals Committee usually lasts two hours.

 

Hearing Board Training

Training is offered in the fall, spring, and summer. The program has three components:

  1. Online modules (these modules must be completed before the synchronous remote sessions). The modules cover the basics of the Rutgers disciplinary system.
  2. A one-hour onboarding session (synchronous remote).  This session covers the principles of student conduct, specifics of the Rutgers disciplinary system, and expectations of board members.
  3. A four-hour comprehensive session (synchronous remote). This session covers questioning and listening skills, evaluating information, group decision-making, and mock hearings.
  4. Observing one hearing and one appeal.

Fall 2022 Onboarding Sessions (Hearing Board)

  • Friday, October 28 | 10:00 -11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 3 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fall 2022 Comprehensive Sessions (Hearing Board)

  • Saturday, October 22 | 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, November 4 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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.

The Presiding Officer position is a volunteer opportunity. Any Rutgers-New Brunswick faculty or staff member is eligible to become a Presiding Officer. All Presiding Officers must complete a training program and participate in ongoing continuing education. Interested parties should complete an interest form

 

Time Commitment

We ask that Presiding Officers commit to at least two hearings per semester. Each month, Presiding Officers will be provided with a list of hearings scheduled for the upcoming month, so that they can choose those dates that best fit their schedules.

Hearings are scheduled Monday through Friday during business hours. Typically, a University Hearing lasts approximately four hours.

 

Presiding Officer Training

Training is offered in the fall, spring, and summer. The program has three components:

  1. Online modules (these modules must be completed before the synchronous remote sessions). The modules cover the basics of the Rutgers disciplinary system.
  2. A one-hour onboarding session (synchronous remote).  This session covers the principles of student conduct, specifics of the Rutgers disciplinary system, and expectations of Presiding Officers.
  3. A four-hour comprehensive session (synchronous remote). This session covers running a hearing effectively, issues of admissibility, and mock hearings.
  4. Observing two hearings.

Fall 2022 Onboarding Sessions (Presiding Officers)

  • Thursday, December 1 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
  • Monday, December 5 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Fall 2022 Comprehensive Sessions (Presiding Officers)

  • Tuesday, December 6 | 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, December 9 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

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

The Campus Advisor position is a volunteer opportunity. Any member of the Rutgers-New Brunswick community is eligible to become a Campus Advisor. A training session and ongoing continuing education is required. For more information, please complete an interest form

 

Campus Advisor Training

Training is offered in the fall, spring, and summer. The program for Campus Advisors has two components:

  1. Online modules (these modules must be completed before the comprehensive session). The modules cover the basics of the Rutgers disciplinary system.
  2. A two-hour comprehensive session (synchronous remote). This session covers the specifics of effective advising.

Fall 2022 Comprehensive Sessions (Campus Advisors)

  • Friday, November 11 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 
  • Tuesday, November 15 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Academic Integrity Facilitators

Academic Integrity Facilitators (AIFs) are academic staff or faculty who educate students and faculty concerning the Academic Integrity Policy. AIFs also 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.