How to Get Involved
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get involved with the Office of Student Conduct as Student Conduct Board members. Student Conduct Board members are essential in providing a fair and equitable hearing process for students. Members comprehensively adjudicate cases by hearing testimony, reviewing evidence and issuing a recommendation of responsibility and outcome when appropriate. Board members can create their own schedule and serve as often as their availability permits. This position is invaluable and helps to uphold the mission of the University. We look forward to your involvement!
I am so thankful for my time in the Office of Student Conduct. It's helped open my eyes to some of the challenges our campus faces, along with how to remedy issues in a productive manner. Serving in Conduct has provided me with a unique opportunity to both understand and help my peers. My experience in Conduct has helped me realize my potential for a future career in law, and I'm so grateful to the department for playing a part in my growth as both a student and a person!
Serving as a Student Conduct Board Member has been a wonderful experience for me. I did not know what to expect initially, however I am grateful for the opportunity because I have been able to understand many of the nuances of the student experiences. Students come from many different places and are learning at different rates and I love the opportunity to deliberate with other faculty, staff and students on campus to assist students in their collegiate experience holistically.
What I enjoy the most by serving as an Office of Student Conduct Hearing Board Chair is navigating the educational experience the conduct process provides our students, and working with a dynamic team. Serving in this role for over 10 years has given me an opportunity to see a wide-range of processes developed to support our students, and be a part of progress in supporting revisions to the sanctioning guidelines as well as the Code of Conduct. The experience has been rewarding professionally and I know the work supports a huge University-wide effort!
I love serving as a hearing board member for the Office of Student Conduct. I find it gives me an opportunity to ensure a fair and equitable process for our students and community. Every student has a story and it’s important to hear each story that needs to be told. I feel that serving on the hearing board allows me to better understand the issues our students and community are facing, which in turn helps me in my daily work. The hearing board members are a diverse group of individuals from across campus that really want to help students. This is an opportunity that I feel blessed to be a part of.
In handling the most delicate of situations, the Office of Student Conduct staff show the utmost professionalism and grace. Due to the importance of the work done by the OSC office, I feel a sense of duty when asked to serve as a board member. Whether it requires them to diligently comb through mountains of documents or to advise board members in a hearing. The experiences I have had while serving continue to shape me as a professional here at Binghamton University. I am proud to have had the opportunity to assist the Office of Student Conduct in forging a better institution.
Serving as a Student Conduct Board member has been rewarding in ways that I could not have foreseen. By asking me to grapple with some of the issues Binghamton students face, I've developed a new appreciation for the complexity of their experiences. I understand better what it means to be empathic and to see things less black and white. I continue to serve on the board because I do feel like I am directly impacting our community's livelihood and safety. Board hearings can be difficult, but they are invaluable to the participants. I know the transition to adulthood is difficult, and it is important to me that I help ensure our campus conduct process is as thorough, thoughtful, and supportive as it can be for those who participate in it.