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Student Conduct Program – Code of Conduct – Section 9

Boise State University
Student Code of Conduct

Section 9
Conduct Bodies

A.  General Provisions
Appointment to a conduct body is defined by the requirements of each body.  Individuals making appointments will consider the diversity of the University in determining their choices.  The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee may remove a member from a Conduct Body when the member has failed to perform his or her responsibilities, and may remove a student member found in violation of the Student Code of Conduct from a Conduct Body. 

The Student Conduct Board and the Appellate Board will each have a list of alternate members who can be called on to provide quorums in order to prevent unreasonably long delays in addressing complaints and appeals. 

B.  Student Conduct Board
By delegation of the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Student Conduct Board will have jurisdiction of the Student Code of Conduct with the exception of violations of academic integrity.  A Student Conduct Panel will convene and review complaints referred to them by the Student Conduct Administrator based on the Student Code of Conduct.

  1. The Student Conduct Board, as a whole, includes a minimum of:
    1. 10 students;
    2. 10 faculty members;
    3. 5 administrative professional staff members;
    4. The Student Conduct Administrator (ex officio and non-voting).
  2. In addition to following the definition of quorum found in Section 3, Part H, at least one student member and one faculty member must be present to hold a board hearing. A conduct panel is comprised of 5 members, with a minimum to meet quorum being 3 (to always include at least one student and one faculty member).

C.  Administrative Hearing Officers 
The Vice President for Student Affairs or designee will select faculty and/or staff members to serve as Administrative Hearing Officers in addition to the Student Conduct Administrator who generally hear nonacademic cases.  The Administrative Hearing Officer will have the authority to uphold the Student Code of Conduct.

D. Appellate Board
The Appellate Board is the highest and final board in the conduct system and, as such, will hear appeals from cases heard by the Student Conduct Board and Administrative Hearing Officers.  All Conduct Bodies are subordinate to the Appellate Board. A Student Appellate Panel will convene and review appeals referred to them by the Student Conduct Administrator.

  1. The Appellate Board is composed of the following members:
    1. The Vice President for Student Affairs or her/his designee;
    2. 10 students;
    3. 5 faculty members;
    4. One Student Affairs staff member;
    5. The Student Conduct Administrator (non-voting).
  2. In addition to following the definition of quorum found in Section 3, Part H, at least one representative from each group (student, faculty, and staff) must be present to hold an appeal meeting. A conduct appellate panel is comprised of 5 members, with a minimum to meet quorum being 3 (to always include at least one student and one faculty member).

E. Academic Misconduct Board
The Academic Misconduct Board shall hear grievances resulting from faculty action under Section 7 (Academic Misconduct) of this policy.

  1. The Academic Misconduct Board is composed of the following members:
    1. 10 faculty;
    2. 3 undergraduate students;
    3. 2 graduate students;
    4. Associate Dean from college initiating the conduct action;
    5. Student Conduct administrator (non-voting).