Section 19. Composition of Boards

19.1. The Student Conduct Board (SCB): The SCB shall hear cases of alleged policy violations of community standards of behavior or University policies referred to it by the DSRCS, with the exception of cases related to discrimination, harassment and sexual violence as outlined in Section 3, which are addressed through the OEO Resolution Process. SCB hearing procedures are enumerated in Section 18.

19.2. Voting Panel Compositions: In hearing cases of alleged violations of policy on academic integrity (see Section 4.), a Student Conduct Board voting panel of two students and two faculty must be present; at hearings for alleged violations of all other standards or policies, a voting panel of three students and one faculty member or staff member must be present. The voting requirements in this Section may be waived by joint consent of the SCB, the initiating party, and the responding party.

19.3. Faculty and Staff Members of the SCB: A pool of faculty members and staff members shall serve on the Board. Faculty members may be appointed by the Dean of their Academic School or may volunteer for appointment at the discretion of the Dean of Students Office or designee. Staff members are appointed by the SSAO or designee. The term of appointment for faculty and staff members shall be two years and is renewable.

19.4. SCB Student Member Selection: Students shall be selected annually by a process open to all continuing students, both undergraduate and graduate. The Board is formed to comprise a representative cross-Section of Brandeis students, to the extent possible given those who apply.

19.5. SCB Chairperson Selection: The SCB shall be chaired by students, rotating at each hearing.

19.6. SCB Member Removal: A member of the SCB may be removed by the DSRCS if the member is determined to be responsible for behavior that conflicts with the high standards of citizenship, confidentiality, and cooperation that the SCB represents.

19.7. The University Appeals Board: The University Appeals Board (UAB) shall hear appeals of decisions of the SCB, an Administrative Hearing, the OEO Resolution Process, and any ad hoc board formed at the discretion of the SSAO or designee. For appeals of SCB decisions, an administrator from the Division of Student Affairs, designated by the SSAO or designee, will serve as UAB Administrator of the UAB. For appeals of the OEO Resolution Process, the Office of Equal Opportunity will designate a UAB Administrator.

19.8. UAB Composition: For appeals of SCB decisions, the University Appeals Board shall be comprised of three voting members (one full-time student and two members of the faculty and/or staff appointed by the SSAO or designee.) For appeals of OEO Resolution Process decisions, the UAB’s composition will consist of faculty and/or staff appointed by the Office of Equal Opportunity.

19.9. UAB Selection: Faculty and/or staff will be appointed by the SSAO or designee. Students will be selected from the Student Conduct Board. For appeals of OEO Resolution Process decisions, the UAB’s composition will consist of three voting members, of the faculty and/or staff who will serve as UAB members;(students will not serve).

19.10. UAB Member Removal: A member of the UAB may be removed by the DOS in consultation with the chairperson, if the member is determined to be responsible for behavior that conflicts with the high standards of citizenship, confidentiality, and cooperation that the UAB represents.

19.10. UAB Hearing Administrators: In an appeal from the SCP, the UAB shall have an administrator from the Division of Student Affairs, designated by the DOS, serving as a UAB Administrator in all stages of the UAB deliberations. Responsibilities of the UAB Hearing Administrator shall include: (a) advising the UAB regarding the requirements and provisions of the University’s SCP; (b) providing information relevant to procedures or sanctions; (c) providing continuity in UAB operations and procedures; (d) facilitating the implementation of conduct procedures at all levels of the SCP; (e) acting as a liaison between boards and the University community; and (f) assisting the UAB in fulfilling its educational responsibilities. In an appeal from the OEO Resolution Process, the UAB Administrator will be the Title IX Coordinator (or their designee).