UNIVERSITY HEARING BOARD APPLICATION
Community Standards 349 Baker University Center 593-2629
WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY HEARING BOARD?
The University Hearing Board has the authority to hear cases involving alleged violations of Code A and Code B offenses of the Ohio University Student Code of Conduct. A University Hearing Board is held in cases where the accused student may be separated from Ohio University either through disciplinary suspension or expulsion, or when an accused student requests such a hearing. The Ohio University Hearing Board is composed of three (3) students; one (1) faculty member, and one (1) administrator. Hearing Board members also serve on Appeal Boards to review formal appeals of judicial decisions.
WHAT IS THE OHIO UNIVERSITY STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT?
The Ohio University Student Code of Conduct encourages personal freedom, maturity, and responsibility by clarifying behavior that is expected of all students. The student code of conduct translates the behavioral expectations of students into specific policies and describes the process by which claims of violations are resolved. Each student is responsible for knowing and abiding by the terms of the Student Code of Conduct; the full text is available in the Student Handbook, the Community Expectations booklet, and in the Official Ohio University Handbook, Planner and Calendar or online at http://www.ohio.edu/communitystandards.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY STANDARDS HEARING?
A university standards hearing is an opportunity for the person filing a complaint and the student accused of misconduct to come together to present their side of the case so that an equitable decision can be reached about whether or not a violation of the student code of conduct has occurred. The University Hearing Board will determine guilt or innocence about the charge(s) and recommends the disciplinary sanction to be imposed, when warranted.
WHY BECOME A BOARD MEMBER?
Members of the University Hearing Board make a positive contribution to the Ohio University community while gaining valuable leadership experience. Members have a “voice” in the outcome of student judicial cases and help shape and secure campus environment.
Members of the Ohio University Hearing Board are asked to commit one afternoon per week each academic quarter. Boards usually convene early afternoon and may last from two (2) to six (6) hours or more in some cases. In addition, members are expected to attend periodic meetings.
HOW ARE COMMUNITY STANDARDS BOARD MEMBERS SELECTED?
Appointments to the Ohio University Hearing Board are made during fall quarter and last throughout the academic year. Members are chosen from a pool of applicants representing undergraduates and graduate students, administrators, and faculty. Board members must be responsible members of the university community. Student members must maintain a 2.0 GPA and must have never been suspended from Ohio University or be on any form of disciplinary probation.