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Colby Conduct Board Statement of Ethics
(The following statement has been adopted for Conduct Board members)
We, as Student Conduct Board members, pledge to treat all individuals who appear before the board as equals, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, parental or marital status, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, or disability. We will strive to act with a sense of fairness and consistency. We will respect confidentiality and will uphold students’ rights as outlined in the Colby College Student Handbook. Hearings will be conducted in an atmosphere of civility, with only enough emphasis on formal procedure to maintain dignity, decorum, and fairness.
As members of the Board, we will abide by and promote through example the guidelines and regulations of behavior as outlined in the Colby College Student Handbook. The integrity of the Conduct Board must always be maintained by each member. Members will at all times be conscious of their status as representatives of the Board and will avoid involvement in, or remove themselves from situations which may call into question the perceived credibility or objectivity of the Board. We realize that we are equally accountable for our actions under the aforementioned guidelines of conduct.
Conduct Board members will inform the Conduct Officer or the Student Co-Chair whether they have any personal interest in or knowledge about any case, or if they are personally acquainted with any party. Board members may be removed from reviewing a case upon majority vote of the remaining Board members or upon agreement between that Board member and the Student Co-Chair. The names of parties in a case and information pertaining to that case, whether pending or completed, shall not be revealed to any person other than fellow Board members or College employees designated in the Colby College Student Handbook as participants in the judicial process. Decisions of the Board are assumed to be of the Board as a whole. All decisions are expected to be supported by all members, even dissenting members. The vote of each member and the tally of the board are confidential.
Board members who are charged with any misconduct on or off campus have the right to a timely, internal hearing before the full remaining Conduct Board to determine what, if any, change is appropriate regarding their status as Conduct Board members. It is understood by the members of the Board that a change in status resulting from an internal hearing may include, but is not limited to, dismissal from the Board. Such determinations are independent of any disciplinary actions, pending or completed, taken by the Office of the Dean of Students or by civil authorities.
Student Disciplinary Procedures