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Student Conduct Board

The Student Conduct Board (SCB) is seeking undergraduate and graduate students from across the campus community who are genuinely committed to ensuring that the student body lives by the principles outlined in the University Code of Conduct and the Student Honor Code. As a part of the student conduct process at UT Austin, members of the SCB serve on a panel that will hear a student's case involving alleged Institutional Rules violation(s). As providers of the peer perspective on matters of student conduct and academic integrity, SCB members must demonstrate an interest in the University's conduct system. The SCB is committed to ensuring that the membership reflects the diversity of opinions held by various campus constituencies, and we are seeking candidates who reflect the diversity of those on campus.

   Why Is Academic Integrity So Important?

All SCB members must, for the entirety of their term:

  1. remain in good academic and behavioral standing with the university
  2. maintain enrollment in at least 6 hours of coursework at UT Austin, and
  3. maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Board members are typically selected in the spring semester and must be able to commit to serving a one-year appointment with an opportunity for a second. If more board members are needed throughout the year, applications will be accepted and reviewed at that time for member selection. One reference from a UT Austin faculty or staff member who is unaffiliated with the Office of the Dean of Students is also required.

Upon selection, Board members will be required to meet the following expectations:

  1. Attend a mandatory on-board training session: To be held during the week of April 26th. Specific date and time to be determined prior to application due date.
  2. Complete annual FERPA training through UTLearn
  3. Attend at least 3 additional trainings annually (a minimum of 3 trainings each semester (6 over the course of an academic year) will be offered for SCB members to select from)
  4. Sign-up to sit on at least 4 hearing boards annually, and if selected, serve on at least one hearing board annually
  5. Maintain prompt responsiveness to email communication from SCAI and/or the SCB Chair or Co-Chair

If you are unable to prioritize membership on the Board such that will allow you to meet these expectations, please reconsider submitting your application.

   Application Components

The SCB membership application process is divided into three parts:

  1. A written application
  2. A completed reference form submitted on your behalf by a faculty or staff member at the University
  3. An interview with Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Application Timeline

All materials (application, reference form, and essays) must be submitted for your application to be considered, and are due no later than Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5 p.m. CDT.

Interviews will be conducted in groups of 5-8 over Zoom between April 5th and April 9th.

   Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or the Student Conduct Board more generally, please feel free to contact Rick Garza at rick.garza@austin.utexas.edu.

Apply to become a Student Conduct Board Member

Student Conduct Ambassadors

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity is currently accepting applications for Student Conduct Ambassador (SCA) membership for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Student Conduct Ambassador program is dedicated to providing the UT Austin community with education and engagement aiming to increase student understanding of the Honor Code, the Institutional Rules and the Student Conduct Process.

   Student Conduct Ambassadors
  • Serve as a resource for students going through the student conduct process:
    • Provide an understanding of what occurs during a meeting with a conduct administrator.
    • Explain the conduct process, what to expect in the meeting, their rights as a student going through the process, and answer general questions.
  • Uphold confidentiality and neutrality in meetings with students.
  • Outreach to the UT community to educate and promote a culture of respect for the University's core values and the Honor Code.
   Membership Requirements

All students selected to be Student Conduct Ambassadors must:

  • be currently enrolled students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher;
  • be able to commit two (2) hours each week for meetings with students;
  • attend Student Conduct Ambassadors meetings, which will typically occur every other week;
  • be able to maintain confidentiality and neutrality in meetings with students;
  • attend training topics during the academic year;
  • participate regularly in Student Conduct Ambassador activities;
  • obtain no student conduct action (or no new student conduct action if a SCA member has been through the process) starting from the time of their participation in SCA.
  • To apply: cannot be currently in the conduct process where a case is unresolved.

The Student Conduct Ambassadors program is committed to ensuring that the membership reflects the diversity of opinions held by the campus community. Students who have previously participated in the University's conduct process are encouraged to apply. Student Conduct Ambassadors are selected every semester and are welcome to serve more than one semester.

Apply to be a Student Conduct Ambassador