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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!

The application timeline is as follows:

Dates Action Item
Feb. 16–March 10, 2023 Applications are available
March 10, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Applications are closed
March 20, 2023 Applicants invited to participate in individual interview
April 3–7, 2023
Individual interviews conducted
April 12, 2023
Applicants invited to participate in group interview
April 17–21, 2023 Group interviews conducted (specific dates/times TBA)
April 26, 2023 Applicants notified of decision
May 1–15, 2023 Mandatory initial training (specific dates/times 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 2024 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 are now closed.

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.