Conduct & Academic Review Board Hearings

The conduct review process offers a variety of educational opportunities for students as a response to alleged violations of College policy. Most violations of policy are resolved through a one-on-one conversation between a hearing officer and the student, resulting in sanctions. Some cases are referred to a Student Conduct Review Board or an Academic Conduct Review Board. Cases will be forwarded to a board at the discretion of the Director of the Office of Community Standards or a representative of the Provost's Office. In these hearings students who have been documented as being in violation of college policy, have the opportunity to appear before a group of impartial faculty, staff, and students and share their perspective on the situation. Students are encouraged to speak on their own behalf and may bring an advocate or advisor, but only those directly involved in the hearing may speak. Witnesses and victims do not appear at conduct review hearings.

The following types of cases would most likely be forwarded to a Review Board:

  • ​Serious alcohol and other drug violations
  • Multiple violations of the Academic Honesty Policy
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Damage, vandalism, or theft
  • Misuse of safety equipment
  • Verbal or physical abuse or harassment
  • Any behavior which is damaging to an individual's personal rights or to the reputation of the College​
  • Repeat violations of the Standard of Conduct

The following types of cases would not likely be forwarded to a Review Board:

  • Most noise violations
  • Most roommate conflicts
  • Routine damage
  • Residence hall maintenance concerns
  • Most guest policy violations
  • Students are encouraged to speak on their own behalf and may bring an advocate or advisor, but only those directly involved in the hearing may speak. Witnesses and victims do not appear at Review Board Hearings.

Decision Process

After hearing all the information and engaging in a short period of discussion, the Board will make a decision. The student will be asked to leave the room during this time.  The student will be notified of the Board's sanction as soon as possible. If immediate notification is not possible, notification will happen within two business days.  All students have the right to appeal.  The Office of Community Standards is responsible for informing the student of the Appeal Process. Students must appeal within two business days of receiving the sanction. An appeal letter should be written to communitystandards@champlain.edu.