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Get Involved with Community Standards & Conflict Resolution


Students interested in civic engagement, diversity, inclusion, and ethics are invited to apply to serve on the Appellate Board. The Appellate Board is the final reviewing body for pending student conduct matters and comprised of undergraduate students, faculty and administrators.

In addition to reviewing cases adjudicated by Community Standards & Conflict Resolution, student members also serve on appellate boards for cases managed by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (incidents which involve sexual misconduct, discrimination or harassment).

Join the Appellate Board

Serving on the Appellate Board provides student members the opportunity to gain experience and skill in the following areas:

  • Critical thinking
  • Negotiating
  • Persuasive techniques
  • Civic engagement
  • Evaluation of facts

This is a non-paid position, but the intrinsic values, as well as the skills and experiences gained by serving, cannot be monetized!

Community Standards & Conflict Resolution (CSCR) is accepting applications for student members of the Appellate Board. The Appellate Board is the final reviewing body for all cases resolved through the student conduct process. Student members serve on a panel with faculty and staff to review cases to ensure fairness, due process and accountability. Student members gain skill and experience in negotiation, consensus-building and managing confidential information.

For specific questions, please contact Michael Fernbacher, Assistant Director, CSCR.

The application timeline is as follows:

Dates Action Item
Feb. 29–March 17, 2024 Applications are available
March 17, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Applications are closed
March 18–22, 2024 Applications are reviewed
March 22, 2024 Qualified applicants invited to interviews
April 1–5, 2024
Individual interviews (specific date, time and location TBA)
April 8–12, 2024
Group interviews (specific date, time and location TBA)
By April 22, 2024 Applicants notified of decision
April 29–May 17, 2024 Mandatory initial training for new Board members (specific date, time and location TBA)
Additional training and observations (if necessary)

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Matriculated as an undergraduate student
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2
  • No current student conduct sanction (i.e. incomplete educational sanction or active disciplinary sanction)
  • Scheduled to graduate in Spring 2025 or later

Students selected to join the Appellate Board will be expected to:

  • Attend all initial and on-going training sessions.
  • Respond to requests for serving on the Board in a timely manner.
  • Maintain objectivity when reviewing cases, and recuse themselves if objectivity cannot be maintained.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Serve as an ambassador for Community Standards & Conflict Resolution by participating in community outreach activities during the year.

Student members can expect to serve on the Board approximately 4–6 times a semester.

Applications closed March 17, 2024.

Community Standards & Conflict Resolution is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.