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Office for Student Conflict Resolution

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vacant Subcommittee Seats to be Filled

Dear Campus Leaders and Students:

The Senate Committee on Student Discipline and the Office for Student Conflict Resolution are now seeking to fill vacant student and faculty seats on the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct (SUSC) and the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct (SGSC), and vacant faculty, student, and staff seats on the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct (SSM).

Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students and faculty to enhance their academic experience. In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills, and to improve communication skills. Some students who have served on the committee have achieved great success in law school and other professional careers. Many students felt that their experience on the committee made a definite positive impact on their abilities to interview articulately and confidently. Many faculty members have said that they have appreciated the opportunity to work with students on the committee and to gain a better understanding of the challenges students in our community face.

Roles of the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct and the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct

The Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct and the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct are hearing bodies comprised of faculty and student members and are responsible for reviewing charges of violations of the Student Code (See Section 2.03 of the Student Disciplinary Procedures), except in instances that involve sexual misconduct, which are referred to the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct.

The subcommittees have jurisdiction over two categories of matters: (1) cases in which the allegations, if found true, would likely result in suspension or dismissal; and (2) appeals from actions of record taken by Disciplinary Officers. The Subcommittees on Student Conduct also review petitions from persons who have been dismissed from the university for disciplinary reasons and are seeking permission to re-enter the university. For more information on the role of the subcommittees, please see the Student Disciplinary Procedures.

Role of the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct

The Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct is a hearing body comprised of faculty, staff, and students trained to adjudicate cases that include allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence. The Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct also reviews petitions from persons who have been dismissed from the university for disciplinary reasons involving sexual misconduct and are seeking permission to re-enter the university.

For more information, please see Appendix D of the Student Disciplinary Procedures.

Subcommittee Membership Criteria/Expectations

Students

Minimum qualifications of student members are:

  1. A student enrolled full-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus,
  2. Approximately two full semesters still required for the degree,
  3. Good academic standing with at least a 2.5 grade point average.
Faculty

Minimum qualifications of faculty members are:

  1. A faculty member with a faculty appointment,
  2. Primary appointment to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus,
  3. Demonstrated experience teaching, advising, and/or developing students.
Staff

Minimum qualifications of staff members for the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct are:

  1. A staff member with a full-time, Academic Professional appointment,
  2. Primary appointment to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus,
  3. Demonstrated experience educating, advising, and/or developing students.

Please consider filling out an application for yourself or encouraging fellow faculty, students, and staff to apply for this important and valuable opportunity to serve the campus community.

Sincerely,

Pat Gill

Chair, Senate Committee on Student Discipline

Justin Brown

Executive Director, Senate Committee on Student Discipline
Director, Office for Student Conflict Resolution

Application

All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

If you have any questions please contact Tracey Berman at 333-3680 or tberman@illinois.edu.