A faculty, staff, or external professional appointed by the Director of Community Standards who is responsible for formal resolution of alleged policy violations, determining facts and responsibility, and applying appropriate sanctions.
An individual appointed by the Director of Community Standards and trained to present information on behalf of the University at a formal hearing with the University Conduct Board or Administrative Hearing Officer. This person shall present information regarding the alleged behavior, the alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code, and call and question witnesses who participate in the hearing process. This person is not involved in determining responsibility for any alleged policy violations or sanctions for those found responsible.
Any reporting individual or office that submits a complaint to Community Standards alleging violations of the Student Conduct Code or other University policy.
An administrative staff member in Community Standards or Student Living designated to review, hear, and resolve alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code or other University policies and impose sanctions, as appropriate.
The senior leader within Student Experience responsible for the supervision of the University Student Conduct System, the imposition of interim suspensions, the appointment of University Appeals Board members, and reviewing requests for appeals to the University Appeals Board.
The individual who is charged with the overall supervision, implementation, and operation of the student conduct and bias response processes. The Director of Community Standards manages the office and staff, appoints members of the University Conduct Board and Administrative Hearing Officers, checks to make certain students are afforded a fair hearing and outcome, confirms their decisions, advises the University Appeals Board, and ensures that the overall functioning of the University Student Conduct System is consistent with applicable procedures set forth in this Handbook. The Director is also responsible for the supervision of the University’s bias education and response processes.
A meeting with members of the University Conduct Board or Administrative Hearing Officer where both the Complainant and the Respondent have the opportunity to present their full account of an incident, present relevant evidence, and respond to alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code or other University policy.
The individual designated to lead formal University Conduct Board hearings and who is responsible for maintaining order in a University Conduct Board hearing. This person may be a student, faculty, or staff.
The individual designated by the Director of Community Standards, or designee, to advise the University Conduct Board and/or University Appeals Board and provides logistical/administrative support and who ensures that the proper University polices and processes are adhered to in all hearing proceedings.
Any temporary measure or action taken by the University to maintain safety and orderly operation of the University. Examples include temporary no contact orders, investigative status, and interim suspension.
An individual who conducts a fact-finding investigation into an alleged violation of the Student Conduct Code by a student and/or student organization.
A faculty, staff, or student member of the Syracuse University community who provides procedural advice and support to Complainants and Respondents in the conduct process.
A meeting with a Conduct Officer where a Respondent discusses alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code or other University policies and both parties seek mutual agreement on a resolution.
The student or student organization who is the subject of a complaint filed with Community Standards.
The chief student experience officer of Syracuse University, designated by the Chancellor to oversee all aspects of the student experience.
Any person who has been offered and accepted admission to any Syracuse University degree or certificate program, or any other University operated educational program or opportunity. A person is considered a student until such time as they graduate or otherwise permanently separate from the University, including during breaks between academic sessions. Students on an approved Leave of Absence are considered students under the Student Conduct Code.
Any group or collective comprised of Syracuse University students, including all registered student organizations or other student groups recognized by the Student Association, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, academic college/school, or department, and/or the University.
A panel comprised of students, faculty, and/or staff trained to review outcomes from the University Conduct Board or an Administrative Hearing Officer.
All students, employees, and affiliates of Syracuse University.
A panel comprised of students, faculty, and/or staff trained to review, hear, and resolve alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code or other University policies and apply sanctions, as appropriate.
A person who has relevant direct or indirect knowledge of an incident. This may include, but is not limited to, faculty, staff, students or any other person present for an incident, or a first responder (e.g., Department of Public Safety, Student Living Staff/on-call staff). Character witnesses are not permitted in the conduct process.