Residential Student Conduct Board

Residential Student Conduct Board

Overview

The Residential Communities Conduct Boards will consist of those students chosen to serve in each of their areas for the purpose of hearing cases of potential violations of the Student Code of Conduct and Guidepost where a student has plead not responsible at a preliminary conduct hearing held with their hall director. These conduct boards may also be responsible for sanctioning the student. Conduct board members will also be expected to aid in the development of other students, and the development of themselves, by programming proactively on issues related to the issues they see emerging in their buildings. Besides being based on the residential curriculum, conduct boards will also use these programs to uphold the tenants of the curriculum as well. Members will serve to develop themselves through opportunities presented to them throughout their time of service. Students recruited for the conduct boards will be those students who share an interest in making the Residence Halls at Northern Illinois a place where all students can live, learn, and feel included with a sense of welcome and safety.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Northern Illinois University Residential Communities Conduct Boards is to assist in the process of growing students through proactive educational opportunities for residents; upholding Community Standards; hearing cases involving potential violations of those standards; and creatively, educationally, and developmentally sanctioning residence hall students after a violation of standards has occurred.

Requirements

Northern Illinois University Students serving on conduct boards must meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Maintain 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Attend a training session (date to be determined).
  • Be in good standing with the university conduct system.
  • Be able to attend weekly meetings of the conduct board. Attendance will be mandatory. Dates and times are to be determined by area.
  • Be able to attend other hearings as requested.
  • Live in the residence halls.

Responsibilities

The Residential Communities Conduct Boards will be responsible for the following:

  • Hear cases presented regarding potential violations of the NIU Student Code of Conduct and the Guidepost.
  • Adjudicate these cases.
  • Sanction cases.
  • Meet weekly to work on cases or for professional development.
  • Other tasks assigned by the advisor.

Training

A mandatory training session will take place.

For More Information

If you have any questions, or to apply for the Residential Student Conduct Board, please contact Rebecca Borowiak at 815-753-8222 or rborowiak1@niu.edu.