3335-23-16 University conduct board.

(A)  Membership.

The respondent may elect for the university conduct board to adjudicate charges involving prohibited behaviors listed in rule 3335-23-04 of the Administrative Code, except paragraphs (A) (academic misconduct) and (C) (sexual misconduct). For charges involving sexual misconduct to be heard by the board, there shall be no student membership. For charges involving prohibited behaviors listed in rule 3335-23-04 of the Administrative Code, except paragraphs (A) (academic misconduct) and (C) (sexual misconduct), the board consists of:

(1)  Fifteen faculty and/or administrative members recommended by the director of student conduct to the vice president for student life for three-year terms which begin with the autumn term;

(2)  Twelve undergraduate student members, appointed by undergraduate student government;

(3)  Six graduate student members, appointed by the council of graduate students;

(4)  Two professional student members, appointed by the inter-professional council; and

(5)  The director of student conduct or designee shall serve as board coordinator ex-officio without vote.

(B)  Quorum.

A quorum for a hearing shall be no fewer than four voting members of the board which shall include no fewer than two student members, except for charges involving sexual misconduct when there shall be no student members. A hearing board shall consist of no more than eight voting members.

(C)  Appointment.

All student appointments shall be for staggered two-year terms beginning in the autumn term. Six of the undergraduate student members, three of the graduate student members, and one of the professional student members shall be appointed in odd-numbered years, with the remainder appointed in even-numbered years.

(1)  To be eligible for appointment or service, a student must possess a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and not be under current disciplinary sanction from the university;

(2)  Additional alternate members may be appointed as needed.

(D)  Removal.

The director of student conduct may remove university conduct board members for cause, including but not limited to, not attending training, falling below the minimum grade point average, repeated absences, violating the code of student conduct or other applicable laws or rules, policies, standards, or guidelines, or not responding to repeated attempts at communication. Notification shall be made in writing to the university conduct board member prior to removal, whenever possible.

(Board approval dates: 3/2/2001, 12/7/2007, 4/6/2012, 4/8/2016, 9/2/2016)