Become a University Hearing Board Member!

 

University Hearing Boards are comprised of students, faculty and staff who have displayed a commitment to upholding the community standards set forth by the Code and by the Mission of the University and are trained in the UMass Amherst Code of Student Conduct processes. Hearing Board members play a crucial role in the adjudication of student conduct matters and ensure that students and/or student organizations are given the opportunity to have their cases heard by a representative body of the university.

Hearing Board members are contacted throughout the year on an as-needed basis to hear conduct cases. Each case will have three to five Hearing Board members on a panel, and members will help to determine if a student or student organization is responsible or not responsible for an alleged violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Upon the conclusion of a case, Hearing Board members forward their findings and recommendations to the Dean of Students, who in turn makes a final decision on the case and imposes sanctions.

How do I become a Board Member?

Qualifications for Membership

Students

  • Be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing
  • Complete all required training sessions
  • Maintain confidentiality in regard to ALL information discussed during hearings 

Faculty and Staff

  • Complete all required training sessions
  • Availability to serve in one or more of the hearing times
  • Maintain confidentiality in regard to ALL information discussed during hearings 

All Board Members must be able to:

  • Serve in one or more of the typically scheduled hearing times:
    • Tuesdays thru Fridays 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Participate in mandatory training 

 

For more information about the University Hearing Board click here.