Members are appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services.
When a student or student group is charged with violating the standards of conduct for students, the University Conduct Board provides an opportunity to be heard. The Board holds a hearing, examines all evidence presented, and determines whether the student or student group is responsible for violating the standards of conduct for students.
Two faculty members and two students, in addition to the chair, are selected from the board membership to hear a case.
Hearings are usually held on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Friday afternoons, depending on the student’s class schedule.
Hearings usually take one to two hours, depending on how much information there is and how many people are called to provide information to the Board.
The Vice Chancellor for EMSS provides an advisor to help guide students through the conduct process. If you need access to an advisor, please contact Nancy Roe in the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services at the following:
Yes. The complainant’s and/or respondent’s advisor, if any, is allowed to attend the portion of the hearing at which information is received (excluding deliberations). However, advisors are not permitted to participate directly in the hearing. For more information on the role of attorneys at hearings, click here.
Here is the general format of a hearing:
You may appeal a decision of the Conduct Board within 21 days of the date of the decision letter. If no appeal is filed within the 21 days, the decision is final.
Members are appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services.
The Appeals Board is composed of employees who review a decision made by the University Conduct Board, or a conduct officer, that a student violated the University’s Standards of Conduct for Students. When a student disagrees with a decision of the Conduct Board or a conduct officer, he/she may appeal the decision to the University Appeals Board.
Three members, including one student and the chair, are selected from the membership to review a student’s case.
No. Except as required to explain the basis of new information, an appeal is limited to a review of the verbatim record of the University Conduct Board hearing and supporting documents to determine whether or not the hearing was conducted fairly, the decision was based on sufficient evidence, the sanctions imposed were appropriate, and to consider new information. The Appeals Board will affirm, reverse, or modify the Conduct Board’s or conduct officer’s decision and affirm, reverse, or modify the sanctions.
The Appeals Board reviews cases every two weeks. Notifications of decisions are sent by U.S. Mail and to a student’s @WSU e-mail address.
This information is intended only as a brief summary of certain aspects of the appeals process. If you are considering submitting an appeal, you should refer to WAC504-26-407 Review of decision for details concerning the appeals process.
Members are nominated by the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Services.
The Academic Integrity Hearing Board is composed of tenured teaching faculty who are available to review an instructor’s decision that a student violated the University’s academic integrity policies and whether or not the outcome proposed by the instructor is in keeping with the instructor’s published policies. When a student disagrees with an instructor’s decision regarding cheating or plagiarism, he/she may request review of the decision by the Academic Integrity Hearing Board.
A student has 21 days from the date of his/her instructor’s decision letter to request review by the academic integrity hearing board.
Hearings are usually held on the second Friday of each month. A student’s hearing is scheduled during the day at a time that does not conflict with his or her class schedule.
Hearings usually take 30-60 minutes, depending on how much information there is to review.
The Vice Chancellor of EMSS provides an advisor to help guide students through the conduct process. If you need access to an advisor, please contact Nancy Roe in the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services at the following:
Here is the general format of a hearing:
The Board’s decision is final. There is no appeal from an Academic Integrity Board’s decision.
The foregoing information is only a summary. The University’s rules regarding the review of academic integrity violations are in WAC 504-26-404 Procedure for academic integrity violations.
Board members must be willing to commit to at least one year of service. Recruitment on the Boards is open all year. “For more information about the Boards, time commitments, etc., please visit the conduct board site. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-372-7351.