Hearing Council Application

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the University of Louisville’s Student Conduct Hearing Council. The University Student Conduct Hearing Council provides an opportunity for students to serve the University community, develop life-long skills in facilitating and resolving conflicts, critical thinking, assertiveness, empathic listening, moral and ethical decision making, and promote civility and citizenship within the University of Louisville community.

The Student Conduct Hearing Council is comprised of a pool of approximately 30 members. Cases that come before the Student Conduct Hearing Council involve students or student organizations that have been charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct requiring a formal hearing process. Council members undergo a thorough educational training program to help develop the skills necessary for the position.

The Student Conduct Hearing Council will be utilized in all formal hearings. The council will be composed of three members chosen from the pool of trained Student Conduct Hearing Council members. The council will hear information and make recommendations regarding findings and sanctions to be imposed, if any, to the Dean of Students.

Student applicants for the Student Conduct Hearing Council must be full-time undergraduate (12 credit hours) or graduate students (9 credit hours), at the University of Louisville. Both on-campus and off campus students may apply. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 is required. Disclaimer: the Dean of Students Office will verify your GPA and class standing

Academic or non-academic violations committed at the University of Louisville must be disclosed. Prior violations will not automatically disqualify applicants but are taken into consideration by the selection committee. Student Rights and Responsibilities will determine whether to invite applicants for an interview with the Assistant Dean of Students, or designee, based on the quality of the written application. Each applicant will be notified by the Dean of Students Office when a decision has been made regarding his/her application.

The University of Louisville is comprised of a diverse student body and it is imperative the Student Conduct Hearing Council reflect that diversity. The university strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential. Students of all backgrounds and interests are encouraged to apply.

Please fill out the attached application form and answer all of the questions to the best of your ability.

The deadline for submission of application materials to the Dean of Students Office is Friday, September 25, 2015 at midnight. You must attend a MANDATORY training, please sign up for one of the following two dates: Friday, October 16, 2015 or Friday, November 13, 2015; they both are scheduled from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Student Activities Center (SAC), Room W307. Lunch will be provided.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

Have you ever been responsible for violating a code of conduct or been subject to disciplinary sanction?

Are you a transfer student

Please answer the following questions:
Why are you interested in being considered for a position on the Student Conduct Hearing Council at the University of Louisville?
Describe any personal characteristics that would make you an effective council member.
Please indicate the times you are available throughout the semester. We will try to schedule hearings on Thursdays and Fridays most often.
Training Availability
Are you available to participate in training Friday October 16th from 10:00AM to 5:00PM?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, protects the privacy of student records. The Act provides for the right to inspect and review educational records, the right to seek to amend those records, and to limit disclosure of information from the records. The Act applies to all institutions that receive federal funding. I acknowledge, by my signature, that I understand, although I am not required to release my records, I am giving my consent to release the information. I understand this release remains in effect unless I revoke such consent in writing and the revocation is delivered to the Dean of Students Office at the University of Louisville. To the best of my knowledge, the information contained in this application is accurate. By signing below, I authorize the Dean of Student’s Office to review my disciplinary and academic file in relation to your application and service to the council. Unsigned applications will not be accepted.