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Colby’s Hearing Bodies: Their Functions and Procedures
2. Student Conduct Board Hearing The Student Conduct Board determines if matriculated or enrolled students on or off campus, singly or acting as a group, have violated the College Code of Student Conduct, and, if so, what action should be taken.
Depending on the type of violation, the Conduct Officer will convene one of three types of hearing:
A. College Standards Hearing
B. Sexual Misconduct Hearing
C. Organization Misconduct Hearing
The Student Conduct Board is composed of fifteen members:
• The Conduct Officer, who serves as Chair of the Board (non-voting);
• Eight students (two seniors, two juniors, and two sophomores, and two at-large) balanced by gender;
• Four members of the faculty;
• One administrator at-large (not a member of the Dean of Students staff, appointed by the Vice President/Dean of Students);
• One member of the Dean of Students staff (appointed by the VP/Dean of Students)
A quorum for the Student Conduct Board hearings shall consist of nine persons with at least one student, one faculty member, and either the Conduct Officer or the Dean of Students representative. (If the Conduct Officer is absent, the Dean of Students representative chairs the hearing.) In the absence of a quorum, the hearing will be rescheduled.
The configuration of the hearing body for an individual case will depend on the type of violation (see below).
Faculty members are elected by the faculty, student members are appointed by the Student Government Association (SGA), and administrators are appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.Terms for faculty and administrators (other than the Conduct Officer and the Dean of Students representative) are three years; students serve for one year. Students must have completed at least two terms at Colby before they are eligible to serve on the Board. Student members must be in good academic standing, and students who have been found responsible for violating the Code of Student Conduct are not eligible to serve as Board members.
The accused student has the right to be accompanied at the hearing by an advisor. The advisor must be chosen from among current students, faculty, staff or administrators at Colby, but must not be a parent or guardian or an attorney. The advisor may consult with the accused student but may not speak on behalf of that student, unless he/she is directed to answer questions raised by the Board members.
Student Conduct Board and Appeals Board hearings shall be recorded by current means of technology (e.g. digital audio, etc.).
Student Disciplinary Procedures