Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

VI. Review Boards: Jurisdiction and Composition

The term "Conduct Body" includes either Review Boards or Review Officers.  There are three types of Conduct Bodies, one of which will be assigned to review each Incident Report (unless the student has the option to and does select Student Acceptance of Responsibility).  The Conduct Bodies are: 

A.  Community Review Board (CRB)

1.  Jurisdiction: 

CRBs may review incidents involving alleged first or second time violations of conduct policies as deemed appropriate by the Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities.

2.  Composition: 

Each CRB is comprised of one Residence Hall Council Executive appointed by the Residence Hall Association, one Residential Life student staff member, one ASPLU (Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University) Student Senator, two students appointed by the ASPLU President, and one non-voting Advisor representing the Division of Student Life (must be a designated Review Officer).  Each CRB shall determine which student member will serve as Chair and as Vice Chair for the semester.

3.  Quorum: 

Three members, including the Chair or Vice Chair, and the Advisor constitute a quorum.

4.  Procedures:  (Reference Section VII - Review Procedures)

Proceedings of the CRB will be audio recorded for reference in case of appeal.

5.  Sanction Authority:  (Reference Section IX - Sanctions)

CRBs may impose all sanctions except Suspension or Expulsion.  CRBs may refer any case to another Conduct Body.

6.  Appeals:  (Reference Section XI - Appeals)

B.  University Review Board (URB)

1.    Jurisdiction: 

The University Review Board may review incidents involving alleged violations of the following policies: Illegal DrugsPhysical AssaultEqual Educational OpportunityFirearms, Weapons and Explosives; and other violations as determined by the Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities.

2.    Composition: 

The University Review Board membership will be:

Two faculty from the membership of the Faculty Campus Life Committee, the elected faculty member of the University Diversity Committee, three students (to include ASPLU Vice President, the Residence Hall Association Vice President, and an ASPLU Senator who lives off campus), and one Student Life representative (must be a designated Review Officer) appointed by the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.  The Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities and one Resident Assistant with Additional Duties will serve as advisory members.  The URB shall determine which member will serve as Chair for each Review Process.

3.  Quorum: 

Two faculty, one Student Life representative, two voting students, and the Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities (advisory).

4.  Procedures:  (Reference Section VII – Review Procedures)

Proceedings of the URB will be audio recorded to provide reference in case of appeal. 

5.  Sanction Authority:  (Reference Section IX - Sanctions)

The URB may impose all sanctions except for suspension or expulsion.  The URB may recommend suspension or expulsion for a student and refer the case to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.

6.  Appeals:  (Reference Section XI - Appeals)

C.  Review Officers

Staff or faculty members may serve as Review Officers to review any incident as determined by the Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities.  The Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students appoints the Review Officers at the start of each academic year.  Additional Review Officers may be appointed during the year.

Review Officers may review incidents as individuals or in teams.  The Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities may attend Review Meetings to serve the Conduct Body in an advisory capacity.

Students may request a meeting with a Review Officer instead of a CRB or URB.  The Associate Director for Student Rights and Responsibilities shall make the assignment to a Review Officer based on the nature of the situation and/or the student's previous conduct history.

Review Officers may meet with students who have accepted responsibility for alleged Student Code of Conduct violations to discuss and determine appropriate sanctions. This meeting may be as a one on one or with another Review Officer. If a student elects to have a Review Meeting during this process, they will be assigned to a new conduct body or Review Officer(s) for the meeting.

Review Officers may impose all sanctions except for suspension or expulsion, including referral to another Conduct Body.

Review Officers may recommend suspension or expulsion for a student and refer the case to the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students.  The Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, acting as a Review Officer, may impose suspension or expulsion.

Academic Dishonesty Hearing Panel (ADHP)

In addition to the three Conduct Bodies listed above, an Academic Dishonesty Hearing Panel (ADHP) reviews cases involving alleged violations of the Academic Integrity policy.  Please see the Academic Integrity policy in the Student Code of Conduct for procedures related to this Review Board.

Last Modified: September 03, 2013 at 03:38 PM