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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.

The Student Conduct Board (SCB) application is currently open for the 2022-23 Academic Year. All undergraduate and graduate students and welcome and encouraged to apply.

The Student Conduct Board is a student-led organization, whose members are appointed by the president to provide independent, peer viewpoints on potential student conduct and academic integrity violations. Board members serve on panels to hear alleged violations of the Institutional Rules, issue formal decisions, and in cases where a student is found to be responsible for a violation, recommend appropriate and proportionate sanctions.

   Membership Requirements

All board members must, at the time of their application and for the whole of their term, remain in good academic and behavioral standing with the university.

All board members must, at the time of their application and for the whole of their term:

  1. maintain enrollment in at least 6 hours of coursework at UT Austin for each semester, and
  2. maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered for membership.

Membership also requires a commitment to serving a one-year appointment. Board members may be eligible for a second appointment at the end of their first term.

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

  1. Attend an onboarding training session:
    - Friday, August 12 at noon, or
    - Wednesday, August 17 at 3:30 p.m.,
  2. Complete annual FERPA training through UTLearn,
  3. Attend at least three additional trainings over the course of an academic year,
  4. Maintain regular availability to serve on hearing panels, and
  5. Respond promptly to emails from staff and the SCB Chair or Co-Chair.

If you will be unable to meet these expectations, please reconsider 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 UT Austin faculty or staff member,
  3. An interview with Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.
   Application Timeline

Completed applications are due no later than Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Completed reference forms are due no later than Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Interviews will be individually over Zoom between March 8 – 11.

   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